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HAIL, NO! 8 hours ago
The Coen Bros. tribute to colorful characters of 1950s Hollywood comes off a tad too monochromatic
BAD MOON RISING Wednesday, December 2, 2015
I’m a sucker for werewolf movies, which means I’ve seen a lot of bad ones over the years. Late Phases (2014) is not among that ilk, I’m happy to report. Before I even knew its …
ROLE REVERSAL Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Sisters puts the perfect Fey/Poehler pairing in an imperfect set-up
MODERN DAY FOLKLORE Wednesday, December 23, 2015
There are a lot of weird and wonderful things going on in the Scandinavian film scene these days. A few weeks ago I was waxing eloquently (as much as my editor let me, that is) on a couple of recent …
DOUBLE TROUBLE Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Two adaptations of Ernest Hemingway's 1927 short story, The Killers, available on one disc from Criterion Collection, are rare examples of how movies can expand or radically alter their literary …
GRAND OLD SPACE OPRY Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Long-awaited episode doesn’t break any new ground, but fans will still obsess over George Lucas’ new sci-fi epic
HOT ROD 8 hours ago
During the annual list of celebrity obituaries that pervaded various media outlets at year’s end, I was particularly saddened to read of the death of Australian Rod Taylor, at the ripe old age …
BUSINESS MINOR Wednesday, January 6
David O. Russell’s true-life tale of an underdog entrepreneur is a dicey investment
CLASSICS OF SUSPENSE Wednesday, January 6
The recent release on Blu-ray of Otto Preminger’s last good film, Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965), sent me to an even better, similarly themed movie released a year earlier. Like Bunny, …
SWEET EMOTION Wednesday, January 6
Director Todd Haynes’ latest is a masterful portrayal of romantic longing