Coming of rage
I totally fell for the roots rock band Alabama Shakes, particularly lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard. To me, she's Kate Smith crossed with Tiny Tim crossed with everything else I like. And she can sang! Brittany even gave Mavis Staples a run for her money in the Levon Helm tribute. And how ... More >>
Rising star Mia Wasikowska had a great year in 2010, as the title character in Tim Burton's eye popping Alice in Wonderland and as the inquisitive daughter in The Kids Are All Right. And Mia isn't exactly M.I.A. this year either. She stars in Cary Fukunaga's melancholy, effective version of ... More >>
A chameleon with a closetful of hairdos and accents, Johnny Depp has played everything but a household pet that goes on an adventure to discover its true self. But wait, now he's played just that in the animated Rango! In fact, that's the official plot description! The chameleon is playing ... More >>
Courtesy ABCAnd now for the awards portion of the evening! Full disclosure: the three of us have seen only five of the Best Picture nominees. Not that it matters. So:
Social and economic turmoil? Don't ask. At least we had Lady Gaga to tell us what to do.
On this latest wave of mediocre movies (and the classics that put them to shame)
I look at "Playing with Pictures," the small exhibition of Victorian photo-collage tucked in the recesses of the Metropolitan Museum, and I see the participatory future... as well as the remote past, not to mention the present moment, as a new-fangled manifestation of photo-graphic impurity a ... More >>
Not nearly curiouser and curiouser enough
Love with strings attached at BAM's Next Wave Festival
Mary Poppins makes little magic; Julie White gets big laughs
The Karr fiasco is over, but Michael Tracey's quest for unlikely suspects in the Ramsey case goes on and on.
Playing Head Games with the Director, Writer, and Star of Being John Malkovich
'8 Mile' Lines and On-the-Job Bondage in Toronto
Harry Potter, The Movie, Took in $93.5 Million in Its Opening Weekend. Feeling the Magic?
Tina Landaus 'Space' Invaders
Playing Head Games with the Director, Writer, and Star of 'Being John Malkovich'