Frank and Ava movie interview: Frank Sinatra portrayer Rico Simonini discusses indie drama about singer’s turbulent marriage with Ava Gardner.
Barack Obama and me: Vikram Gandhi’s Barry movie brings to mind the various things the author has in common with the former American president.
Right-wing filmmaker Clint Eastwood’s Sully is a movie tribute to ‘old-fashioned all-American heroism.’ Tom Hanks stars as pilot Chesley Sullenberger.
Warren Beatty in Dick Tracy with Madonna. June 22 update: Warren Beatty used to be known as a Ladies’ Man. Before Annette Bening, there were stories about Natalie Wood, Leslie…
The Fighter movie (2010): ‘Smart’ (as in Marketable) Hollywood product with impressive Oscar winners Melissa Leo and Christian Bale.
Contemplative Woody Allen comedy Stardust Memories is one of the most profound films ever. Charlotte Rampling, Marie-Christine Barrault costar.
Ryan Phillippe and Chris Cooper deliver stellar performances in Billy Ray’s mature spy thriller Breach, based on the FBI’s infamous Robert Hanssen case.
Hotel Rwanda movie: Facts vs. fiction. Like Steven Spielberg’s 1993 Best Picture Academy Award winner and international box office hit Schindler’s List – about German businessman Oskar Schindler, who is…
Javier Bardem is an inadequate lead in Alejandro Amenábar’s pro-euthanasia melodrama The Sea Inside. But the supporting cast is first-rate.
J.M. Barrie and Peter Pan origins: Marc Forster’s Finding Neverland opts for crowd-pleasing myths instead of a depiction of a darker, more complex reality.
Meryl Streep is an ‘inspirational’ presence in Wes Craven’s unusually sentimental and gore-free real-life-based drama Music of the Heart. Angela Bassett costars.
Featuring a superficial Denzel Washington as jailed U.S. boxer Rubin Carter, Norman Jewison’s contrived biopic The Hurricane is probably his worst film.
The King’s Speech with Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter I can’t imagine what it must be like to be born into royalty. That kind of life, for all the material…
Ryan Murphy’s Running with Scissors movie version of Augusten Burroughs’ memoirs is a dramatic mess. Annette Bening is its sole redeeming feature.
Johnny Depp is a lifeless, Disneyfied version of Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie in Marc Forster’s feel-good family tragedy Finding Neverland.