The Eight-Day Week
It’s Oscar season, and you know what that means: films about noted historical figures with titles that are just the protagonist’s first or last name. In the wake of Ray, Capote and Lincoln, but preceding, say, Barack or Lohan, comes Hitchcock, the story of the iconic director as played by Anthony Hopkins (whom we loved Read More
The City of Your Final Destination is the first film esteemed director James Ivory has made since the death of producer Ismail Merchant, his business partner through 49 years of distinguished Merchant Ivory films. With only one-half of Merchant Ivory in operation, can a reputation for literate, civilized and polished motion pictures several cuts above Read More
For Hollywood, the long winter of discontent officially starts to thaw this weekend—never mind the foot of snow still piled in front of your apartment building. Three big studio flicks hit theaters today and, as usual, there’s something for everyone. As we do every Friday, here’s a handy guide to the new releases.
Valentine’s Day Read More
Running time 125 minutes
Written by Andrew Kevin Walker and David Self
Directed by Joe Johnston
Starring Benicio Del Toro,
Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt
Rating: Two and a Half Eyeballs out of Four
Old monsters never die. They just keep coming back, in an endless series of unnecessary remakes. So get Read More
Monday: Ghost Town
Does anyone do misanthropy better than Ricky Gervais? The acerbic star—who will be seen cutting people down in September’s The Invention of Lying—makes hating on humanity seem not only appealing, but actually kinda normal. Ghost Town, his first foray as a lead actor in a feature film, came and went Read More
Since you’ve already endured Fashion Week and President’s Week—and it’s not even March—why not try Wales Week! The Welsh, after all, have blessed the world with more than just Richard Burton, Dylan Thomas and Anthony Hopkins—such as, for example, the band Super Furry Animals (oh, go ask your 21-year old assistant!) and a number of Read More
How moviegoers in the multiplexes of middle America choose to spend their ten-spot is probably a big deal in Hollywood.
But here in Manhattan, the hottest movies aren't always the ones making the big bucks nationwide.
Using Nielsen numbers for Manhattan theaters alone and comparing them to the performance of the national weekend box office Read More
So the Oscars are over (hooray, Marty!), Nic Cage’s flaming skull is dominating the box office, and there are more than four months to go till the next Harry Potter movie. Will we actually be forced to work our way through the Danish-film section in our Netflix queue?
Fear not! March kicks off strong, with Read More
“My mom and sister are acting like they won the lottery. They’re going crazy,” said the actor Ryan Gosling of his two Oscar-night dates, six days before the Academy Awards.
Mr. Gosling is nominated for Best Actor in an already talent-heavy category. There’s front-runner Forest Whitaker, sentimental favorite and dark horse Peter O’Toole, the Read More
He’s ba-a-a-ck . Even in protective custody, you can’t let a good ghoul go to waste. In the nerve-frying Red Dragon , Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the world’s most famous cannibal, growing anemic on a diet of dandelion greens, comes back for meat, his wit still as sharp as his incisors. It’s the third time around Read More