| Dec 7, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Playing the mobster Bernie Rose in the neo-noir thriller "Drive," Albert Brooks uses both the carrot and the stick. When the situation calls for it, Bernie will schmooze, haggle or crack a joke. But when words fail, watch out — because he won't...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 9:37 PM
One of the dark delights of the stylish thriller "Drive" is Albert Brooks' performance as Bernie Rose, a onetime B-movie producer turned mid-level gangster who feuds with Ryan Gosling's laconic wheelman. Played with equal parts charm and menace, Bernie...
| Nov 6, 2011
Madonna may be the most famous name associated with "W.E.," the romantic drama she directed that premiered at the Venice Film Festival in late summer. But the woman everyone could be talking about after the film comes out on Dec. 9 is someone rather...
| Oct 16, 2011
The cristal baschet is one of the most beautiful musical instruments you will ever see, made of vibrating, tuned steel, fiberglass amplification cones and wire "whiskers" that shimmy when fingers rub the glass-rod keyboard. Film composer Cliff Martinez'...
| Aug 7, 2011
James Sallis lives in a place that really shouldn't exist. The city sits in the middle of "an incredibly forbidding desert," where on this day the temperature will reach 112 degrees. Like Los Angeles, decades ago it became too big for its local water...
| May 23, 2011
— Writer-director Terrence Malick wasn't there to accept it, but "The Tree of Life," his ambitious and long-anticipated examination of what it all means, won the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or on Sunday night.
"He remains infamously and...