The big guy's too small a part of his own movie.
Summer 2013 was a strong season for that oft-maligned genre, the romantic comedy. Excellent films like The Spectacular Now and Drinking Buddies for the most part avoided rom-com cliches, and reinventions like Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing made timeless story lines seem fresh. Still other on-s ... More >>
Woody Allen and co-stars talk movies, love, and death
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
Who's doing what to whom? Your guess is not as good as mine.
The class menagerie on Broadway
Liza! The gayest night since Stonewall! Some plays are already dead.
Here it is, folks--the list of lucky and talented people who will compete for the final glory on the Gay Olympics on February 22. My predictions were 80% correct (four out of five in each category), which is not embarassing, but hardly worthy of a trophy either. I underestimated the Academy a bit, a ... More >>
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The National Society of Film Critics named Waltz With Bashir, an animated fable of the 1982 Lenanon war, its Best Film of 2008. Critics including our own J. Hoberman ("a documentary that seems only possible, not to mention bearable, as an animated feature") praised the film highly, though its chance ... More >>
Critics turn into optimists, pick WALL-E as year's best.
The New York Film Critics Circle has split its top four honors between two films. Milk was named Best Picture and Sean Penn's eponymous role won him the Best Actor Award; Sally Hawkins in Happy-Go-Lucky's title-describing lead took Best Actress and Mike Leigh won Best Director. A 3-1 division in the ... More >>
Mike Leigh's latest (in Manhattan theaters now) is Happy-Go-Lucky, an apt title for a film about London's most optimistic kindergarten teacher (Sally Hawkins). Leigh will be on hand for a screening of Happy-Go-Lucky at Scandinavia House this Sunday, as one of the Museum of the Moving Image's Pinewo ... More >>
It's only four months to the Oscar nominations (sorry, I'm a sick queen), so it's time to start separating the frontrunners from the back-of-the buses. Here come my never-too-early choices for the definite-probable-maybe nominees. And not to brag, but I'm usually about 80% right with this shit.
This is your weekly reminder to click here and get your heaping plate of sick, twisted gossip and nervy opinions. I'm an ass half full kind of guy, so this week my thoughts are rather upbeat as I shmooze a bunch of film stars pushing their wares in our lifted faces. There's sly Bill Maher, who took ... More >>
Sally Hawkins just grins, while Greg Kinnear spills the Soup
They want to defy the logic of all sex laws: Auteurs tackle abortion and female circumcision