iOS app Android app

Sergio Leone

Good, Bad and Ugly

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.05.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Most of the time, I am able to find something interesting and appealing that I want to share with my audience. However, on rare occasions, I talk about an exhibition or art event that disappoints and even troubles me.

Live From the Marrakech Film Festival: Dec. 8

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.07.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Here's the best thing about attending an event like the Marrakech International Film Festival: It's one of the rare opportunities that a critic has to truly walk into a screening knowing absolutely nothing about a film.

How I Became The Best 'Man With No Name'

Tom Cramer | Posted 07.26.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I would knock back a few shots of Pepsi, roam the house in my cowboy hat and poncho, the deadly Peacemaker hidden underneath, and squint despite the lack of direct sunlight. Good times.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Mike Wallis and Inge Rademeyer on Good for Nothing

Dan Persons | Posted 05.12.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

With Mike Wallis directing, writing, and producing and Inge Rademeyer as star and fellow producer, Good for Nothing takes advantage of its much-vaunted New Zealand locales for some Sergio Leone/John Ford impact, and throws in some impertinent, Kiwi attitude for kicks.

Actor Josh Hartnett Toys With Swordplay in Bunraku and Lives to Discuss It

Brad Balfour | Posted 11.29.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Through Bunraku, an archly-stylized swordplay fantasy, Josh Hartnett returns to the genre spotlight. This computer-enhanced tale revolves around a "Man with No Name," and draws heavily on Samurai and Western tropes in an alternate-world dystopia.

Cinematic Superman: The Astonishing Legacy of Clint Eastwood

John Farr | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This was the not the first title I had in mind for this piece. But when I dug into Clint Eastwood's life and career, it seemed particularly apt -- and not even close to an overstatement.

HuffPost Review: Rango

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Visually, Gore Verbinski's Rango is so stunning and clever that you can almost forgive it for the fact that, really, it's just not very funny. Almost.

DVDs: Downton Abbey Frothy Fun

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The plot twists are just that -- twists meant to keep us watching -- rather than the dramatic developments of a genuinely great show. But it is definitely great fun and the cast is jaw-droppingly good.

Movie Review: Robin Hood

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The way Brian Helgeland has written the title character, Robin bears a distinct resemblance to Clint Eastwood in the Sergio Leone films. Except he says a little more and does a little less.

Who Will Rid the World of Clint Eastwood's Films?

Andy Pemberton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Pemberton

Will Clint's next movie be a musical? A comedy? A noir thriller? No. It will be a literal-minded tale, free from dramatic devices such as irony, metaphor or anything that might make the darn thing interesting.

Trup: From the Detroit Stories

Lester Sloan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lester Sloan

It had been raining about an hour when the locksmith rang my doorbell. I went to the door prepared to put his mind at ease. If you didn't know, Detroit is like that.