| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:21 PM
In the 1941 film noir "The Maltese Falcon," the priceless relic that Humphrey Bogart's Sam Spade is hunting turns out to be — spoiler alert — a worthless fake.
But at a movie memorabilia auction in New York City Monday, the real prop sold...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Conventional wisdom holds that Dario Argento, maker of such classics as "Suspiria" and "Deep Red," has been running on fumes for years now. But his latest, "Argento's Dracula 3D," has enough going for it besides its alphabetically VOD-friendly title to...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:34 PM
TELLURIDE, Colo. -- In his new movie playing at the Telluride Film Festival, "All Is Lost," Robert Redford plays a solo sailor adrift at sea. But the 77-year-old actor-director appeared very much at home Friday in the Colorado mountain resort, where he...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The most quietly terrifying presence in film today belongs to a gray-haired, 64-year-old French actor with a Danish name. If you are familiar with Niels Arestrup's work, you don't need any convincing. If you're not, "You Will Be My Son" is all the...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Even at 80, Costa-Gavras is fighting the good fight.
The Greek-born, naturalized French writer-director best known for his politically charged films such as 1969's Oscar-winning "Z" and 1982's "Missing," found himself in the middle of police action in...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Legendary indie producer/director Roger Corman, who helmed such low-budget classics as 1960's "Little Shop of Horrors" and 1961's "The Pit and the Pendulum" and nurtured such Oscar-winning filmmakers as Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola,...
| Jun 13, 2013
Money Talk: In the June 9 Business section, the Money Talk column said that people who start Social Security benefits early can't switch to a different or higher benefit later. People who start Social Security payments based on their own record before...
| Aug 8, 2012
As one of America's most widely read and influential film critics from the 1960s through the '80s, Judith Crist was known for her often-caustic reviews that earned her a reputation as "the critic most hated by Hollywood."
Director Billy Wilder once joked...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Donald Richie, an American expatriate in Japan who became that country's preeminent Western interpreter, explaining its culture — from cinema to Zen to tattoos — in books and essays that illuminated the author's psyche as much as that of his...
| May 8, 2012
| 9:38 PM
"On the Road" is finally headed to U.S. theaters, completing a journey that began in 1978, when filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola bought the rights to Jack Kerouac's novel. AMC Networks announced its acquisition of U.S. rights to the film "On the Road,"...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
I abhor violence. As a rookie police reporter years ago I saw the damage guns, knives, broken bottles, metal pipes, hands — humans — can inflict. From the terrifyingly premeditated to the unfortunately accidental, those images still have the...