| Apr 13, 2008
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Kelly Masterson's screenplay for "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" elevates the hackneyed "crime story with a jumbled timeline" gimmick by using a fractured narrative to show how people want to...
| Apr 24, 2008
MAGGIE Q wasn't supposed to play the brief but memorable role of Tina in Swiss director Marcel Langenegger's debut feature, "Deception."
The Hawaiian native auditioned for the starring role -- the femme fatale who leads lonely, innocent Ewan McGregor...
| Jan 17, 2008
Dan Deacon, the spaz-out electronic composer behind last year's absurdist, cathartic album "Spiderman of the Rings," wants to reinvent the concert experience, not grandiosely but with modest gimmicks that have a surprising cumulative power.
At the El Rey...
| Dec 5, 2008
For years the Sundance Film Festival has featured a smattering of big-time stars in its smaller movies. But January's gathering might have more recognizable faces than most Sundance red carpets in recent memory -- Jim Carrey, Richard Gere, William Hurt,...
| Dec 12, 2008
Like most films that crisscross among a handful of city dwellers to mull contemporary ennui, "$9.99" is less than the sum of its parts. The connective tissue of its episodes and set pieces -- some of which pack a memorable punch -- is not a compelling...