April 22, 2015 12:00
As he surveyed the festivities, Millennium Center CEO Greg Carlisle took great pleasure in what he saw – a lot of people having a great time, whooping it up in a common celebration of cinema. “This is what it’s all about,” he said, gesturing toward the dance floor....
April 22, 2015 12:00
The “troubles” in Northern Ireland have rarely been dramatized in so compelling and gripping a fashion as in producer/director Carol Reed’s superb 1947 thriller, based on FL Green’s novel, which never specifies the reasons for the conflict … nor does it need to....
April 22, 2015 12:00
Given the state of the world today, there seems even more fodder for their satirical drawings than ever before – almost on a daily basis. Yet, as we’ve all seen, some politicians (both here and abroad) and public figures tend to be more acutely sensitive to satire than outright criticism....
April 22, 2015 12:00
Working with a number of UNCSA familiars, including cinematographer Tim Orr and producers Danny McBride, Jody Hill and Craig Zobel, Green again displays his affinity for actors, not only in Pacino’s excellent turn, but also the performances of Holly......
April 15, 2015 12:00
The foreboding strains of Bruno Coulais’ intense score foreshadows trouble in this romantic drama written by Julien Boivent and director Benoit Jacquot, boasting a high-powered cast headed by top-flight actresses Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni and Mastroianni’s real-life mother, the ever-luminous Catherine Deneuve....
April 15, 2015 12:00
He didn’t get the Oscar for Boyhood, but filmmaker Richard Linklater gets the royal treatment in Michael Dunaway and Tara Wood’s lively, engaging documentary tracing his career, from his 1991 breakthrough Slacker up to Boyhood, filmed over a 12-year span – and everything in-between....
April 15, 2015 12:00
The story focuses on Jay (Maika Monroe), an all-American suburban teenager who indulges, so to speak, in a one-night stand that leaves her in an accursed quandary: An evil spirit has been “passed on” to her, one that can take any form and will kill her unless she passes it along by having sex with someone else....
April 15, 2015 12:00
Covering approximately 40 years (1970-2010), the documentary offers a star-studded line-up of those in the know and those in the style: Kanye West, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Damon Dash, Pharrell Williams, Big Daddy Kane and Christopher Reid and......
April 8, 2015 12:00
This crackerjack 1987 thriller, written by Larry Cohen and directed by John Flynn, was overlooked upon its theatrical release but remains a sharp, savvy winner. Brian Dennehy plays Dennis Meechum, a Los Angeles cop and best-selling author (think Joseph Wambaugh) approached by professional killer Cleve (James Woods) to write his memoirs....
April 8, 2015 12:00
The gang’s all here: Vin Diesel (also a producer), Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Elsa Pataky and the late Paul Walker, to whom the film is dedicated. Lucas Black, who toplined Tokyo Drift....

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