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To the Wonder

Thoughts on Alan Cummings' One-Man Macbeth, The New Heaven's Gate Reissue, And More

James Franco | Posted 06.29.2013 | Entertainment
James Franco

Macbeth with Alan Cumming: another dazzling and brilliant one-person show. Yes, Macbeth as a one-man show, a portrayal of Macbeth by a man losing his mind in an institution. Cumming is superb.

On the Culture Front: Stillwater, Hot Sauce, Helm, Malick and Matilda

Chris Kompanek | Posted 06.23.2013 | New York
Chris Kompanek

On the theater front, Matilda is a wonder to behold. From Rob Howell's playful sets and costumes to Tim Minchin's slyly spare score to the adorable kids who sing it, there isn't a false moment in this Roald Dahl adaptation by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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.

Affleck Explains Wife Comments In Oscar Speech

AP | NATALIE ROTMAN | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Ben Affleck took home the best picture Oscar at this year's Academy Awards for his Iran hostage drama "Argo." But what everyone re...

Critics React To Reclusive Director's Latest

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 06.09.2013 | Entertainment

"Wonder" has always been the word with Terrence Malick. He might be the most sought-after, high-budget art-house filmmaker on the planet, a director ...

Movie Review: To the Wonder

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.09.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life was too much the dialogue-driven, story-heavy film for your liking, you'll probably be more in the mood for his latest, To the Wonder, which features Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams and Olga Kurylenko in its cast.

His Final Review

Posted 04.07.2013 | Entertainment

The Chicago Sun-Times has printed late film critic Roger Ebert's final review. At the time of his death, Ebert's last published review was for "Twi...

WATCH: Polarizing Terrence Malick Film Gets Gorgeous Trailer

Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment

"You shall love whether you like it or not," states Javier Bardem in the first trailer for "To the Wonder." Bardem -- who plays a priest in the film -...

2012 Toronto International Film Festival Superlatives

Vanity Fair | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment
Vanity Fair

Most confounding film of the T.I.F.F.: Terrence Malick's To the Wonder, which features maddeningly little dialogue and makes you wonder whether you are missing the point of the film.

Toronto Diary: Terence Malick Meets Israel's Gatekeepers

Erica Abeel | Posted 11.12.2012 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Granted, maybe Affleck and especially Kurylenko go overboard with the frolicking and gamboling in Malick's idiosyncratic take on lovers. But you don't need religion to savor this hymn about profane and sacred love -- and about light, maybe the film's central subject.

Terrence Malick's Wife Says Couple Almost Moved To Canada After 9/11

Posted 09.11.2012 | Entertainment

Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder" screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday night. As is his custom, the reclusive director wasn'...

12 Key Questions At The Toronto International Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.05.2012 | Entertainment

What do "No Country For Old Men," "Slumdog Millionaire," "The Hurt Locker," "The King's Speech" and "The Artist" all have in common? Well, besides bei...

Audience Boos Terrence Malick's New Film, Critics Don't

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.02.2012 | Entertainment

No wonder? At the Venice Film Festival premiere of "To the Wonder" -- Terrence's Malick's second film to debut in the last 16 months, but only sixth s...

How Much Is Ben Affleck In 'To The Wonder'?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.31.2012 | Entertainment

Ben Affleck is poised to have a big fall. The formerly maligned actor stars and directs the drama "Argo" and plays a lead role in Terrence Malick's "T...

Venice Film Festival Gets More Exclusive

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 10.28.2012 | Entertainment

VENICE, Italy — The Venice Film Festival is focusing on its artistic roots this year, courting celebrated directors and not flashy Hollywood blo...

Venice-Bound!

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 09.25.2012 | Entertainment

MILAN — American directors dominated the competition lineup announced Thursday for this year's slimmed-down Venice Film Festival aimed at making...