The Library comes to the Public Theater
A lament for lost carnage—and coherence
The r&b singer rides the pony at B.B. King's
Steven Soderbergh's new film reveals its cast but is no revelation
"You don't have anything sharp on you that I can stick myself with, do you?" asks Channing Tatum of an unsuspecting bachelorette in Magic Mike, the upcoming male-stripper film by Steven Soderbergh. "No," she replies. "Good, " says Channing, as he prepares to shed his policeman outfit. "Because I d ... More >>
Get ready for the 2012 release of a male-stripper movie filled with disrobing studlets! It's Steven Soderbergh's Magic Mike, based on the ecdysiastical travails of movieland stud Channing Tatum when he was in his teens. This was before stardom forced him to put some (but not all) of his clothes ba ... More >>
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Oscar winner Michael Douglas is playing bejeweled homosexual pianist and frou-frou wearer Liberace (above) in Steven Soderbergh's film of the same name, and considering the pedigree here, it could be as major as the keys Liberace's glissandos usually took place in. Douglas seems like heaven- ... More >>
Carlos wuz robbed
If I wanted to see an Oscar winner make out with a nominee, it would probably be Kathy Bates and Jake Gyllenhaal, but I'll settle for Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, who will be locking lips in Steven Soderbergh's upcoming biopic about flaming pianist Liberace and his boyfriend the sewer (I m ... More >>
Phyllis Little wouldn't leave her apartment in the Bronx until she saw justice done for her nine-year-old granddaughter, raped and murdered in 1998. The police say they have the man who did it, and Little is preparing to go. But her mind isn't settled -- not about Robert Fleming, who insists he's in ... More >>
Well, who can blame them? Capitalism is not what it was, so it's not so surprising that a Rasmussen poll finds only 53 percent of Americans prefer capitalism (our alleged way of economic life) versus, uh, socialism. Don't panic (or triumphantly man the barricades, depending on your POV) -- only 20 p ... More >>
Nazism continues to be shorthand in our popular culture for evil incarnate, but in recent years our received moral assumptions about World War II have been challenged by two landmark movies--Paul Verhoeven's Black Book and Jean-Pierre Melville's Army of Shadows. While acknowledging the bravery of th ... More >>
With Barack Obama's victory last night, what some view as an eight-year long national nightmare will finally come to a close in January. So it was somewhat ominous that, during its election coverage last night, CNN repeatedly ran an ad for an upcoming movie insisting that "The conspiracy begins this ... More >>
Reflecting its moment, Cannes 2008 takes a decidedly serious tone
A jury divided unites around Laurent Cantets schoolhouse drama
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Middle-class malaise meets inner-city despair in The Architect
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Director Stephen Gaghan talks about what didn't end up in 'Syriana'
Traffic writer's slick oil thriller oozes with intrigue but crams too much into its drum
Reagan-era callousness sparked an indie film renaissance. Will Bush II inspire another?
Traffic's crowded with ideas, but imaginative gridlock keeps them from going anywhere
Van Sant's beauties float through intersecting time tunnels toward apocalyptic doom
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Moviegoers Avoid Big-Budget Pitfalls
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