| 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...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:32 PM
On Demand DVD New Releases Nov. 25-Dec. 1 Maybe you are still recovering from a holiday weekend of leftovers and football. Or maybe you've finished your holiday shopping and have nothing but free time on your hands. Either way, there's a host of new...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:00 PM
NEW YORK — So what exactly is actor Ethan Hawke's relationship with ambition? You can throw whatever you want at the Scottish play, and the epic and guiltily entertaining new Lincoln Center production of "Macbeth" from director Jack O'Brien is a...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 12:01 PM
The mid-'40s were the peak of actor Ray Milland's five-decade career. He made the Fritz Lang classic “Ministry of Fear,” Billy Wilder's “The Lost Weekend,” for which he won an Oscar, and Lewis Allen's ghost story, “The...
| Oct 30, 2013
A couple of weeks ago, Ian Belknap, who at 47 has the haunted eyes and fixed scowl of the congenitally angry, received an Amazon box in the mail. It had finally arrived, the book he ordered: "Actors Anonymous," the debut novel from James Franco, the...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:32 PM
On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 21-27 Fans of comedy have a lot to look froward to this week, with offerings from Kristen Wiig, Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson, and Jeff Bridges & Ryan Reynolds. But don't be fooled by Steve Carell's appearance in The Way Wa...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:58 AM
The "Before Sunrise" and "Before Sunset" saga of Jesse and Celine continues in this equally affecting drama that reunites Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, who also have writing credits on the film, with director Richard Linklater.
Now parents as well as a...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:32 PM
On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 7-13 After Earth Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith star in director M. Night Shyamalan’s futuristic tale of a father and son stranded on Earth a millennium after humanity left the planet. The son must brave the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:51 PM
In "The Purge," the saying "Have a safe night" takes on a literal meaning as the annual legal-crime-spree approaches, when everything- rape, murder, theft and more- will be legal for a 12-hour period. The idea alone appears wild and irrational. However,...