When director Joseph Kosinski got the assignment to create the science fiction film Tron: Legacy, he had a lot to prove. Apparently he's succeeded well enough.
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As the father of a ballerina I wanted to see Black Swan again, this time with her ballet teacher of many years. It was a completely different experience.
Will robotics strip the potential for creating art from artificial intelligence? Although Plug and Pray has some genuinely creepy moments, it's a film that is definitely worth your attention.
The famous and historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park was designed by F.O. Stanley, who also made his home in the Colorado town in 1903. The home he fas...
Criterion remains the go-to place for serious film collectors. They consistently turn out definitive special editions of new and older films alike.
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.
The book is so much better than the movie. We've all said it, we've all heard it. And we all think it's always true, that the book is better than the ...
Without the opportunity to research Tony's 140 films, I could only name two off the top of my head (Spartacus and Some Like It Hot). He didn't care. "Don't worry, honey," Tony assured me.
Maybe you missed our free-form follow up to the Cinefantastique Podcast last week. Then again, maybe you have a life. In any case, we didn't manage to...
Crime has not just been good to the criminals; it's been awfully good to Hollywood as well.
The violence in Killer is monotonous. I mean, after one left hook to Alba's eyeball, we kinda get the point about Ford, do we need to see more? The complete disassembling of a face from soup to nuts?
Given the sheer scale and complexity of the Presidency in modern times, it's no surprise that a host of great films have explored the nature of our country's highest office.
Great heist movies work by tying us to the unfortunate characters who populate them, and investing us in the outcome of their attempts to reach the same pot of gold so many of us chase.
This year Hitchcock's Psycho turns 50. We honor the occasion with a list of horrific bathroom scenes.
With advance apologies to Lloyd and Jeff Bridges, Henry and Peter Fonda, Martin and Charlie Sheen, this special designation belongs to Kirk and Michael Douglas.
In the midst of the hysteria, disappointments, and madcap media free-for-all that has become integral to Cannes, remember Visconti's The Leopard.
Green Zone is a movie which, given a stronger sense of purpose, might have recounted exactly those failings and shown in stark relief how we were hoodwinked into war.
It's a basic tenet of good storytelling that whatever plans your characters put into action, it can't hurt if things don't go quite as smoothly as anticipated.
I see the same critics who are blasting Shutter Island today as the ones who'll rethink their initial scorn and see the film for what it is: an unconventional spellbinding psychological thriller.
In the new movie Frozen, a group of fun-loving snowboarders -- played by Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, and Kevin Zegers -- get stuck on a chair lift. As t...
The Shining, which I read at 12, taught me to fear hotel room bathtubs, what a topiary was, why you can't forget about the boiler, and the phrase "officious little prick."
During an impressive career in which he's played the good (The Right Stuff), the bad (Pollock) and the hideously ugly (A History of Violence), Ed Harris has no regrets.
Even as today's high school and college students are pushed harder in school, they cannot write an essay or use descriptive language nearly as fluently as their parents and grandparents could.
Kubrick, the template that launched millions of beautiful blogs and helped transform the Internet, will be retired mid-year as the default theme for the popular WordPress blogging platform.
Peter Sellers, best known to the world as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau in the "Pink Panther" series, would have turned 84 this month. Wouldn't life be brighter if this comic genius hadn't left us so soon?
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