Like Ficarra and Requa’s 2011 comedy Crazy Stupid Love, Focus begins promisingly and bops along enjoyably for a while, only to run out of steam…
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Chaz Ebert to present the Morning Keynote at the Palm Springs Film Festival on January 8th.
A video interview with Angelina Jolie.
An interview with Rupert Wyatt, director of "The Gambler."
A letter to Angelina Jolie about the casting of her upcoming take on "Cleopatra."
A piece on the first wave of critics groups awards and some predictions for SAG and the Golden Globe nominees.
An interview with Bennett Miller, director of "Foxcatcher," "Moneyball" and "Capote."
An interview with Jessica Chastain, star of "Miss Julie," opening tonight at the Chicago International Film Festival.
An interview with the legendary Liv Ullmann, at this year's TIFF with "Miss Julie."
Patty McCormack in "The Bad Seed"; Congress harasses Laverne Cox; Remembering Richard Attenborough; Frank Miller's Dark Night; Reflections on "One Hour Photo."
Gilbert Gottfried on Robin Williams; Remembering Lauren Bacall; Paying attention; Tyler Ross shines in "The Killing"; Reflections on "Lawrence of Arabia."
The second part of our series on exploring the Israel-Palestine conflict through film.
Author Peter Biskind revisits four auteurs from the '70s--Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Roman Polanski, and Terrence Malick.
Highlights of the 36th Annual Moscow Film Festival.
An FFC shares memories of the Los Angeles Theater scene.
Nell Minow responds to our Movie Love Questionnaire.
Major outlets call the man who assaulted America Ferrera at Cannes and Brad Pitt in Hollywood a "prankster." They're wrong to do so.
The annual presentation of the 2014 Palme de Whiskers was a star-studded affair this year.
A Cannes report on the new Bennett Miller film, Foxcatcher, starring Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, and Steve Carell.
Recent titles released on Blu-ray.
Eric Kohn attends the Oscars; The economical realities of being an actor in Hollywood; Product placement at the Oscars; A woman confronts her critics; Remembering the Laser Age.
A conversation on The Lego Movie; Examination of Paul Verhoeven; Arguing for Steve McQueen as "Best Director"; Martin Scorsese objectifying women in movies; Mindful retweeting.
That a film as searing and necessary as "12 Years a Slave" is having trouble drawing large audiences is a testament to the power of denial. That so few mainstream films have been made about slavery in America is also a testament to the power of denial.
Death to the death of criticism; Pussy Riot's Nadezhda's letters to a political philosopher; was Marvel's New Universe ever all that?; Doris Lessing's legacy; a CinemaScore F-estival.
A survey of the career of James Gandolfini.
Lou Reed dead at 71; more "Blue Is the Warmest" controversies; a survey of Orson Welles biographies; is consensus ruining criticism?; the cultural crater of "12 Years a Slave."