“Fair is foul, and foul is fair” is a very Coen brothers’ sentiment. So, it is perhaps not so surprising that a Coen, in this case, Joel, has tackled the Scottish play, as it is ...
Filmmaker, critic and historian Peter Bogdanovich, who, for a brief time in the 1970s, was about as famous as anyone in America, died on Jan. 6, the same day as cinema giant Sidney Poitier
To say that Sidney Poitier was the Jackie Robinson of Hollywood is just a beginning.
Having spewed out 10-Best lists for almost three decades at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and around a decade or so at the Atlanta Business Chronicle and, of course – the Saporta Report (my personal fave), I ...
Let’s just cut to the chase. “The Lost Daughter” is the don’t-miss movie of 2021.
Kenneth Branagh has bathed his memory film “Belfast” in a nostalgic patina of black-and white. Alas, that’s not enough to give his heartfelt picture the emotional heft he intends.
In many ways, Jane Campion’s new movie, “The Power of the Dog,” is like a psychological Western from the 1950s. If it had been made back then, it might have starred Kirk Douglas (in full ...
With the holidays upon us and the studios releasing their awards-bait biggies, I figured a round-up of sorts might be more useful than a single review.
Lin-Manuel Miranda (yes, the guy who gave us a little something called “Hamilton”) makes his feature directorial debut with “Tick, Tick…Boom!,” an exuberant and heartfelt celebration of all things theater. Even the sillier and less attractive things ...
2020 was no time to open a movie called “No Time to Die,” even if it was Daniel Craig’s swan-song outing as 007. So, the Bond conglomerate wisely hedged its bets, trusted in the enduring ...
There’s been growing Oscar buzz and even a profile in the New York Times for the new Benedict Cumberbach film.
“Well, he was rather a spectacle, wasn’t he?” says George Plimpton, the Paris Review co-founder whose interviews for an oral biography make up the substance of “The Capote Tapes.”
“Dune” didn’t do it for me, but that doesn’t mean it won’t do it for you.
One reason I’m somewhat neutral on the new documentary, “The Velvet Underground,” may be that I dated a guy in the early ‘70s who loved Lou Reed more than he loved me.
An expert rendering of Old West minimalism, “Old Henry” also provides a splendid showcase for the considerable skills of its leathery, well-worn star, Tim Blake Nelson.
Whether he’s writing, directing or both, Paul Schrader has pretty much been making variations of the same movie since the ‘70s when he wrote “Taxi Driver.”
“The Starling” is for the birds. A confused and unconvincing drama about grief, the film draws you in with its powerhouse cast, headed by Melissa McCarthy, and its respected director, Theodore Melfi.
Move over, George and Martha. Make room for the “Together”’ – He (James McAvoy) and She (Sharon Horgan) who deserve their own place in the annals of toxic cinematic relationships.