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When Movies Aren't Audience-Friendly

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You know what an audience-friendly film is. It tells a story that engages you about characters you can like and root for. Yet those films -- movies that seek to tell a story that uplifts or inspires -- often get short shrift from critics for that reason alone.

Jimi's Biggest Album In 44 Years

Posted 03.10.2013 | Entertainment

"People, Hell and Angels," a new posthumous album from music legend Jimi Hendrix, is set to be the deceased rocker's biggest album since his 1968 smas...

Movie Review: On the Road

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.17.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's taken me a while to get around to it, but I wanted to offer a nod of approval for Walter Salles' On the Road, which came out in limited release at the end of 2012.

New Music From Jimi Hendrix

Posted 01.07.2013 | Entertainment

Jimi Hendrix is back on the airwaves with new music. Hendrix's previously unheard song "Somewhere" debuted on BBC Radio on Monday morning. "Som...

Interview: Stephen Dorff likes beingSomewhere

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Stephen Dorff has been a working actor since he was a pre-teen - and launched himself into features at 19 with The Power of One in 1992. But while he...

Movie Review: Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere"

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

The opening scene of Sofia Coppola's Somewhere shows a Ferrari driving in circles on a dirt track, going around and around and around. And around an...

2010: The Year in Non-Audience-Friendly Movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's that time of year when critics get all nostalgic -- or up on their high horses, depending -- about the year that is rapidly drawing to a close. ...

Sofia Coppola's Somewhere: But Where?

Marlynn Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marlynn Snyder

With "Somewhere", her fourth feature film, writer/director Sofia Coppola seems to be a filmmaker who doesn't fancy rushing the story along.

Movie Review: Somewhere

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You can tell what kind of movie Somewhere is going to be right from the very first scene: A Ferrari races around a not-very-long track, though we only...

CultureZohn: Fathers and Daughters Meet in Newer Wave Somewhere

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-12-15-pullquote.jpgSomewhere is something of a Sofia Coppola specialty, showcasing the alternately powerful and powerless feelings that define young womanhood.

Conflict of Interest? Golden Globe Members Appear in New Sofia Coppola Film

Roger Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger Friedman

Seven members of the notoriously unprofessional Hollywood Foreign Press have credited roles in Sofia Coppola's new film, Somewhere. Outrageous? You betcha.

Chloe Sevigny, Mena Suvari & Sofia Coppola At The 'Somewhere' Premiere (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Tuesday night's best-dressed red carpet award goes to the "Somewhere" premiere in Hollywood. As a bunch, they were impeccably dressed and enviably acc...

Benicio Del Toro Looks to Cannes, Getting Behind the Camera

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

Cannes is set to kick-off this evening with the premiere of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. Ridley's movie is not in competition, but the premiere is destined to bring the stars out in droves.