The Beach Bum
The shaggy dog nature of this film, one that mimics its protagonist’s neverending belief that everything is just gonna be alright, alright becomes almost transcendent.
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Bruno Dumont stages a rock opera about Joan of Arc. An Argentine political thriller has a dash of Hitchcock's "Spellbound."
A review of "War & Peace," premiering tonight on A&E, Lifetime and The History Channel.
An appreciation of Nastassja Kinski, on the occasion of a tribute to her at the Film Society at Lincoln Center from November 27-December 3, 2014.
Peter Sobczynski sings the praises of Roman Polanski's "Tess", now out on Blu-ray.
In the British hit television series "Broadchurch," finally arriving stateside, death is far more than just a plot device. It is an event that shatters history. Rarely has the ripple effect of an unspeakable murder been more deftly and brilliantly captured than it is in this television event.
The streamlined 32nd Chicago International Film Festival opens Thursday, with fewer films but better quality control. Emerging from a year of boardroom turmoil and an attempted coup, festival founder Michael J. Kutza has retained his post as director but adopted some of the changes long called for by the event's critics.
NEW YORK - The situation was so incongruous I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Here I was at one of those New York "press openings" for a new movie. The format was pretty standard. A hotel ballroom was filled with a half-dozen round tables, and each table held a half dozen movie critics. The producer, director, writer and star of the new film moved from table to table, answering questions for 15 minutes before it was time to switch.
LOS ANGELES -- On those few occasions when a dream does come true, its reality can look like this: