It is always good to see Diane Keaton in a film and executive producing at that, but Love the Coopers simply misses. A yearning for saccharin sweetness permeates.
Body Team 12, one of the many body teams working to collect victims in Liberia during the Ebola crisis, stands several feet away. Only one member approaches at first, Garmai Sumo, the only female member of the team.
There is nothing like the electricity present on a Broadway opening night. Those in attendance at film premieres often say the audience feels charged. In the theater, the actors have a chance to pick up on that. That energy impacts them on the stage.
Meanwhile, we've seen challenges both stylish (go Anna Wintour! And what's with that onesie Ninja Turtle getup, Liam Hemsworth?) and resourceful (no one can go bucket-less like Robert Pattinson).
Wisdom has it, summer is for action thrillers, rom-coms, and other popcorn movies, but this season is particularly rich. Last week's opening night for...
Having never seen the stage version of the jukebox musical on which it was based (in its 10th year on Broadway), I still felt that I was getting a representative feel for that show, as filtered through Eastwood's flinty consciousness. But that doesn't make it a good movie.
Third Person, which stars Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Adrien Brody and Mila Kunis, among others, is yet another attempt by writer-director Haggis to subvert the expectations of the people who come to see his films.
When you are tastefully sexy AND doing things to improve the world, it's so much more powerful and inspiring than just looking hot in front of the camera.
I love pills. Well, maybe not the pill themselves, but the idea of them. Put one opaque morsel in your mouth and feel better. Depressed? Take a pill...
Their picks. (My deletions.) My picks. Not all that different. Except where they are extremely different.
When you want to have a good night, put two moms in charge of the festivities. Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were even funnier than last year, so shame on the event organizers for trimming their time on stage.
If you're an awards junkie, then you already know the likely Oscar nominees. Just to be contrary, I thought I'd nominate people and films who, like boss Jim Gettys, have something less than a chance. These are the films and performances of 2013 that should be considered, but won't be.
Ron Howard's Rush is winning all sorts of praise as being daring (for taking on subject matter that apparently isn't an automatic audience magnet), a throwback to the 1970s (when filmmakers took more risks) and just plain sexy and exciting.
Secrets and lies carried the day in most of the five films I saw Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival. But then, aren't the most interesting movies built around them? It's so obvious that Mike Leigh used the idea as the title of one of his finest efforts.
Joe Swanberg returns to The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, to talk making his new film Drinking Buddies, star Olivia Wilde's dangerous moment a...
Director Joe Swanberg is back, once again using a semi-improvised approach to capture the chaos in the way we silly humans interrelate, socially, sexually, and otherwise, in Drinking Buddies.