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.
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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...
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.
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.
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?
Tarantino gets singled out as being morally vacant because he makes violence funny, and he's successful because he's really good at it.
In the Loop is a swift, virulent and richly verbose slam at British and American governmental officials trying to avoid or ensure a joint US-UK invasion of the Middle East.
When did celebration inflation raise Halloween up from being a rinky-dink deal for kids to a national holiday for adults? And why?
Maybe Bear deserved to fail, or maybe it was just bad luck to be in the cross-hairs at the wrong time. But I can see how stockholders and employees would be enraged.
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