Anyone who read Andrew Sarris's movie reviews was, in a way, a student of his. In addition to being one of the most incisive critics the movies have ever known, Sarris also served many years as an actual teacher. Here, one of his former students (and a critic in his own right) shares his memories of ... More >>
When the nation marched to the beat of Henry Luce's newsreels
Clockwise from top left: Peter Graves, Robert Hays (Ted Striker!), and Ross Harris, reunitedCourtesy Ross HarrisBeloved, fantastically deadpan actor Peter Graves died Sunday of a heart attack at 83, leading cinéastes to marvel at an enormous résumé that includes the Mission: Impossible TV ... More >>
John Webster and Martin McDonagh seek some revenge
Sure, there were missiles in Cuba. But what about the film critics' awards?
Sixteen years after a controversial departure, a return
U.S. vs. Mexico: Borderline insanity
Taxicab Confessions this isn't.
Revisiting the Katyn cover-up, Poland's great chronicler gets personal, but not personal enough
Not to get hung up on time or anything, but did we mention that this three-part WWII bummer is very long? (Like, Long.)
George Clooney's ode to the screwball comedies of yore is sooooo close. But yet.
The small-screen pleasures (and pain) of Michael Haneke's other career
Martin Scorsese, hero of the Hong Kong New Wave, returns the compliment
Tireless Japanese veteran evokes John Ford with an elegiac samurai story
Western tale of reburial knee deep in grimy detail, marred by Jones's simplistic persona
After writing the rulebook, Stephen King throws it away
No more drama: Arnaud Desplechin's light tragicomedy
An Extreme Painter Lays It Out
Iverson, Iyer, and Moran Go It Alone at the Jazz Standard
The Ghost of John Steinbeck