'Interstellar' Movie Review: Whole Less Than Sum of Ravishing Parts

'Interstellar' movie with Anne Hathaway. 'Interstellar' movie review: 'Ravishing, but overextended mind-bender' There are many intriguing questions raised in director Christopher Nolan's ravishing, overextended mind-bender Interstellar. One of the first: has a theoretical physicist ever received an executive producer credit on a nine-figure, studio movie? Probably not, but if 74-year old Caltech professor Kip Thorne were to find any director willing to tap his intellect […]

Best British Movies of All Time?

Best British movies of all time: Michael Caine in 'Get Carter.' Best British Movies of All Time? Ten years ago, Get Carter, starring Michael Caine as a dangerous-looking London gangster, was selected as the United Kingdom's very best movie of all time according to 25 British film critics polled by Total Film magazine. To say that Mike Hodges' 1971 thriller was a surprising choice would […]

'2001: A Space Odyssey' in the (Actual) 21st Century: A Cinematic Odyssey

"2001 in 2008: A Cinematic Odyssey” is the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' next event dedicated to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Special effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull (right) and actor Tom Hanks will discuss the making of 2001 at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. (Top photo: Cinematographer Geoffrey Unsworth and Stanley Kubrick on […]

Keir Dullea & Gary Lockwood, Tom Hanks & Quentin Tarantino: Academy Screenings

Seated, left to right: Douglas Trumbull, Tom Hanks and Buzz Aldrin. Standing, left to right: Bruce Logan, Sid Ganis, Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood and Daniel Richter at Academy's '2001: A Space Odyssey' event. '2001: A Space Odyssey' Academy event: Cast members Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, special effects artist Douglas Trumbull and fan Tom Hanks Tom Hanks, who fell under the spell of 2001: A […]

'2001: A Space Odyssey' 40th Anniversary Screening

A 40th anniversary screening of Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey, will take place on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. (Image: Stanley Kubrick and cinematographer John Alcott, who worked on the film as an “additional photographer.”) Tom Hanks, who, as per the Academy's press release, has been “markedly […]

'Films of 1907' Presentation in NYC & DC

The Dancing Pig, The Haunted Hotel (above and bottom, right), Ben-Hur, and The Teddy Bears will be among more than a dozen early short films screened at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Monday Nights with Oscar” presentation of “A Century Ago: The Films of 1907,” on Monday, April 7, at the Academy Theater in New York City. The program will be repeated […]