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Spectre of Mediocrity: Latest Bond Flick a Tad Too Trite

Howard Barbanel | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment
Howard Barbanel

Back in the good old days, Agent 007 was sent to save the world from nuclear blackmail, errant satellites, cornering the gold market and so on. In 2016 we're treated to a crusade to rid the world of super computers and spy cameras.

Movie Review: Spectre -- Bond Does It Again

Carole Mallory | Posted 11.04.2015 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Wit, non-stop action, and a liberated heroine make Spectre -- that is breaking records in the UK -- a blockbuster delight. Spectre a criminal spy organization is masterminded by Christoph Waltz, the champion of naughty.

Not-Cumberbatch: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Outdoors in London

Barry Singer | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

Would I ever have ventured to see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers remade on a New York stage? Doubtful. All that death-defying Michael Kidd choreography cannot be replicated away from the camera, I would have thought. But outdoors in London in August? Why not?

The First Trailer For James Bond's 'Spectre' Is Here

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.27.2015 | Entertainment

"Welcome, James. It's been a long time." That's Christoph Waltz as the dastardly Oberhauser (Blofeld?) in the first trailer for "Spectre." Sony releas...

Celebrating the Ones the Oscars Forgot

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

he Oscar nominations were announced and so many well-deserved performances and films were honored by that gold guy who bares a striking resemblance to a thinner and taller Ed Asner. That said, as is the case each year, many, many people and movies were left off the ballot.

Michael Keaton Wins Best Actor, Thanks Son In Emotional Speech

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment

Michael Keaton won Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy at the 2015 Golden Globes for "Birdman." Keaton plays Riggan Thomson in direc...

What Are Your Golden Globe Predictions?

Culturalist | Posted 03.10.2015 | Entertainment

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler bring their special brand of hostess-ness to the 72nd Golden Globes this Sunday. There are more amazing honorees than you can shake a statue at, but Culturalist users have been doing their part to identify the best-of-the-best.

Mad About the '60s ... Goldfinger at 50 and Bond Beyond

William Bradley | Posted 01.03.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

There is no more quintessential product of 1960s movie culture than the James Bond franchise, and Goldfinger is the film that shot the series into the stratosphere of global entertainment.

Best Movies of 2014: A Subjective View

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.03.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

It's a cliché of the season to list award favorites, but it is also a thrill to be able to recommend so many good films.

The Year in Film, 2014: 22 Easy Pieces

Jon Eig | Posted 02.21.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Say whatever else you want to about 2014, here's one thing I know for sure. It had 365 days. And since new movies opened on screens across the USA on a great many of those days, I feel compelled to consider the year in films.

Stirred, Not Shaken: A 'Spectre' of What's to Come

Graham Milne | Posted 02.03.2015 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

Owing to a web of legal rights so complex it could have been knotted by one of Bond's diabolical nemeses, the official 007 series hasn't been able to use the character of iconic cat-stroking supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld since 1971's Diamonds are Forever.

Maureen Ryan

The Character-Actor Bounty Has Not Stopped This Season | Maureen Ryan | Posted 11.06.2014 | Entertainment

Thanksgiving is a couple of weeks off, but we should be grateful for the character-actor bounty that has arrived well before the holiday. Last wee...

Blockbuster vs. Indie Showdown: 'Neighbors' vs. 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Tracey Harnish | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment
Tracey Harnish

In an absurd effort to compare apples and oranges, I present a series of film reviews where two films that have nothing to do with each other go head-...

Chiwetel Ejiofor May Play The Villain In Next James Bond Movie

Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment

It looks like it may be Daniel Craig vs. Chiwetel Ejiofor in the 24th James Bond film. The Oscar-nominated "12 Years a Slave" actor is being eyed t...

Welcome To The Hotel Andersonia

Jonathan Valania | Posted 05.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Valania

Before we go further I should make it clear that I am of the opinion that Wes Anderson only makes two kinds of movies: great, and really great.

Welcome to the Hotel Andersonia

Jonathan Valania | Posted 05.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Valania

There are, I am increasingly convinced, but two kinds of people in this world: People who hate Wes Anderson films and human beings. At the Hotel Andersonia, art trumps evil every time, that's why we keep coming back every year.

Grand Budapest Hotel: Check in and Check It Out!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 05.17.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

It's a deft piece of writing and directing by Wes Anderson, driven by a host of comedic character actors romping joyfully through hyperbolic situations; a comic confection come to life.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Michael Jones | Posted 05.17.2014 | Chicago
Michael Jones

When you see one of Mr. Anderson's movies you know you are seeing something unique, a work of imagination, a distillation of life's experiences re-imagined for the screen.

On Wes Anderson, Love Lost and The Grand Budapest Hotel

Dana Covit | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment
Dana Covit

I have been forced to come to a hard-pressed realization that makes my shoulders fall, and my heart heavy: I am falling out of love with Wes Anderson.

The Emergence Of A New Comic Actor

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 03.06.2014 | Entertainment

One of the many surprises in Wes Anderson's rich, layered and quirkily entertaining new film, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," is the emergence of a new co...

Christopher Rosen

Wes Anderson Does This More Than Anything Else (But That's OK) | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment

"The Grand Budapest Hotel" is probably the closest Wes Anderson will ever get to making a World War II movie. Predominantly set in the fictional R...

Week in Film: Grand Budapest Hotel, The Face of Love

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.05.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

How do I love the work of Wes Anderson? Let me count the ways. Anderson may be the most consistently original filmmaker to emerge during the 25 years I've been writing about film in New York.

Hoping For A Second Chance In Life

George Heymont | Posted 04.28.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Who among us hasn't thought of a pivotal moment in life for which he wished he had been granted a do-over? Who hasn't looked back in anger (or regret) and wished for a second chance that might have led to better results?

Wes Anderson And Co. Kick Off Berlin Film Fest

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 02.06.2014 | Entertainment

BERLIN (AP) — Director Wes Anderson and a strong ensemble cast including Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray and Edward Norton kicked off the annual Berlin I...

A New Film About Charles Dickens' Mistress... and a New Novel, Polaris!

Jay Weston | Posted 03.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

A new film, THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, opened this week; it is the fascinating story about British author Charles Dickens and his clandestine mistress of...