There are few genres that get filmmakers more excited, and audiences more bored, than the music biopic. Oft-trod, easily misbegotten, it’s a form that can even turn sane filmmaking heads into concrete--and movies into VH1-ified examinations of talented people who rise, fall and learn some...
The opening weekend of the Toronto International Film Festival are some of the most important days on the film calendar, in recent years propelling pictures such as "Slumdog Millionaire," "Gravity" and "The King's Speech" on major commercial and awards runs.
There's a scene late in Bill Murray's new dramatic comedy "St. Vincent" — so late, in fact, the credits are already rolling — that is seemingly innocuous, yet tells you a lot about Murray and this performance, and in fact Murray as a performer.
Ben Stiller has been playing forty-ish people at existential crossroads for a bit now, most recently in his directorial passion project “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.”
Jason Reitman’s new movie “Men, Women and Children” is about the technology-fueled divide between an older and younger generation.
Long before Gordon Gekko, Liberace and “Fatal Attraction’s” Dan Gallagher, Michael Douglas gained fame, and an Oscar, for producing “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” The film took best picture and a bevy of other Academy Awards in 1976, and made...
There are many ways that fallen-from-grace veteran actors can work their way back into our consciousness, but perhaps none more popular than playing fallen-from-grace-veteran actors.
On the first day of shooting his new movie, director Oren Moverman had an unusual task for his star, Richard Gere: He wanted the famous actor to stand in New York City's bustling Astor Place with an empty coffee cup begging for change.