“The Reader,” director Stephen Daldry and scripter David Hare's follow-up to their 2002 award-winning film "The Hours," raises so many interesting questions about guilt and personal responsibility that you can spend hours discussing it afterwards.
Given that “Astral Weeks” is one of rock’s undisputed masterpieces, it seems like pure folly to revisit the album, song by song, 40 years on, with hopes of improving upon the original. [...]
In “The Soloist,” Robert Downey, Jr., plays real-life “Los Angeles Times” columnist Steve Lopez in a story that, somewhat confusingly, is part true, part fictional.
Back in early 2000, when Vin Diesel had a burgeoning career, he found himself in the enviable position of signing on to three separate and equally promising franchises.
"State of Play," a blistering thriller set in the world of high-stakes investigative journalism, is a story poised on the brink of extinction. [...]
This mildly spooky little number opens with a creepy dream sequence that segues to a scene of our teenaged heroine, Anna (Emily Browning), pouring her heart out to her therapist. [...]
Don’t be mislead by the advertising hype – Coraline is not directed by Tim Burton. At the helm is Henry Selick (who also directed Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas”). [...]
Oh no, it’s really bad when the press notes are more exciting than the movie. [...]
"Soul Men" has its share of crude, throwaway gags but Bernie Mac (in his final performance) and Samuel L. Jackson play off each other as sublimely as Sam and Dave.
If you’re looking for a CD to lose yourself in, step right up.