Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
Plus 'Cruel Cinema,' Rudy Wurlitzer, and other spring film picks
The director's great balls of fire
Things get drippy and trippy in three current shows of new work
You can't go home again: Buscemi's miserablist home movie tracks sullen scribe's homecoming
Breaking the sound barrier: A director's take on movies, music, adolescence, and politics
Pauline Kael, 19192001
Notes on Hypothetical Hollywood