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Happiness From Within: 'Love Is Strange' Actress Tank Burt on Intimate Filmmaking and Following Your Bliss

Happiness From Within: 'Love Is Strange' Actress Tank Burt on Intimate Filmmaking and Following Your Bliss

08.21.2014
Tank Burt is no stranger to the intimacy of the unsaid. As a director she's been honing her craft with shorts like Skateboard, Skateboard,...
Mi Amigo Alfonso Cuarón

Mi Amigo Alfonso Cuarón

03. 4.2014
Alfonso's harsh family and personal and professional circumstances were very similar to those of that woman in space. Physical and metaphysical...
The Truth About Shirley Temple's

The Truth About Shirley Temple's "Wizard of Oz" Connection

02.13.2014
Shirley Temple did in fact have an Oz connection, but one that requires clarification in lieu of urban mythology.
Best Film Books of 2013

Best Film Books of 2013

12.23.2013
It has been a great big bountiful year for books about the movies. There have been so many worthwhile biographies, critical studies and...

5 Reasons to Hate-Watch the Golden Globes

12.22.2013
Naturally, some film and television is better than others, and some shouldn't be nominated but are, and others aren't nominated when they...

Redbox, How I Yearn for Blockbuster

11.27.2013
The source of my ire began on a recent Friday when I was charged with renting a movie suitable for 11-year-old viewing. Translation? Something...
Here's Why Scarlett Johansson Should Get An Oscar Nod

Here's Why Scarlett Johansson Should Get An Oscar Nod

11.19.2013
Also in Franco's favor is the category itself: Jared Leto, Tom Hanks and Michael Fassbender are locked in as nominees from my vantage point,...
Celebrate Mickey Mouse's 85th Birthday

Celebrate Mickey Mouse's 85th Birthday

11.18.2013
Even though today is Mickey Mouse's 85th anniversary, this Disney icon looks like he hasn't aged a day. Especially if you watch this classic...
Where Is The Best Picture Front-Runner?

Where Is The Best Picture Front-Runner?

11. 5.2013
This may all be but a prelude to a winter when sentiment finally gels around 12 Years as the most deserving best picture possibility, but...

Attack of the Alien Armchair: The Adventure of the New "Luxury" Movie Seats

10.25.2013
What's next? Chaise lounges in Carnegie Hall? Beds on Broadway? I couldn't help thinking, as I glanced around the darkened theater after...
One Of These 15 Women Will (Almost Definitely) Win Best Actress

One Of These 15 Women Will (Almost Definitely) Win Best Actress

10.25.2013
Who's ahead in the Best Actress race? Can anyone top Cate Blanchett? We're handicapping the odds.
Everyone Lies: <i>The Fifth Estate</i> -- A Movie Review

Everyone Lies: The Fifth Estate -- A Movie Review

10.17.2013
Did we really need figurative fires, shattered screens and desks, boy-girl tensions, and yet another battle of keyboards that was done...
Why 'Walter Mitty' Might Not Score An Oscar Nomination

Why 'Walter Mitty' Might Not Score An Oscar Nomination

10. 7.2013
Ben Stiller's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" is a lot of movie, in a good way. The film contains elements of comedy, fantasy, drama,...
Our Next Great Movie Star

Our Next Great Movie Star

09.27.2013
The latest offering from Joel and Ethan Coen -- which screened at the New York Film Festival on Thursday morning for press and industry...