Carnage refocuses itself in this film. Unlike the play, it is not simply about the breakdown of civilization -- or at least, of civilized behavior. It's about the very untwining of the ties that shelter civilization from the dominance of self-interest.
Fans of Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage will wonder what happened when that Tony-winning stage play was adapted for the screen by the playwright for her friend, director Roman Polanski, and redubbed simply Carnage.
No matter how many stories we hear about heterosexual men committing adultery and destroying their marriages, why is it that we continue to hear that it is LGBT people that are the greatest threat to the institution of marriage?
Billionaire, Opel heir, philanthropist and renowned art collector Gunter Sachs shot himself in the head on Saturday in Gstaad, Switzerland.
The disgusting "she was asking for it" blame game for sexual assault in this country has officially reached critical mass and now includes a class of victims we all hoped it never would: children.
What was initially an idea to shoot a short film as a tribute to his friend Vidal Sassoon, producer Michael Gordon instead ended up producing a 94- mi...
The Oscars come around so late in the process that it's like electing a prom queen... after the seniors have graduated and moved away to college.
To paraphrase a famous quote: "Hilary -- I've seen you act, and I've seen Faye Dunaway act, and Miss Duff -- you're no Faye Dunaway." This truth is of course self-evident if you watch Faye in her prime.
Don't let the lackluster ho-hum holiday season cinema schlockfest fool you. 2010 was a stellar year for films. In a break from tradition, quality films did not only turn up during the Oscar-friendly month of December.
My own personal exploration into the movies that petrify me most inspired me to compile a fresh list of skin-crawling entries that in my view do full justice to the spirit of Halloween.
We should all periodically revisit the best books and films on the Holocaust, however unpleasant, to keep our own awareness, watchfulness, and revulsion very much alive. There is no shortage of worthy choices.
Please allow me to introduce myself, as the song goes. You can call me Lucifer, Satan, Beelzebub -- whatever. I've got a proposition for you. No, I d...
A Prophet is a masterpiece. Obviously, it won't have the same cultural impact as The Godfather, but both are nuanced, emotionally gripping, and above all, wildly entertaining.
One of the best ways as a nation to keep our children safe is by making better decisions. Putting more funding and effort into preventing child abuse by educating parents about how to be good parents is a start.
Charles Manson, the psychopathic killer responsible for the seven murders at this Hollywood Hills home, blamed the Beatles' White Album for the series of killings his "Family" committed.