| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:08 PM
The great theorist of psychoanalysis Jacques Lacan envisioned desire as “caught in the rails of metonymy, eternally extending toward the desire for something else.” In the rhetorical figure of metonymy, a signifier points toward something...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 9:28 AM
As director, Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones casts another excellent actor - Samuel L. Jackson - opposite him in this intense two-person drama, an adaptation of a novel by Cormac McCarthy ("No Country for Old Men") first shown on HBO.
Jones plays a...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 3:02 PM
"Skyfall" may be the most satisfying James Bond film in years with jaw-dropping action, smart beautiful ladies and an Oscar-winning villain.
Daniel Craig is again the impeccably tailored superspy and more vulnerable, physically and emotionally, than we'...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Neal Carpenter of Mechanicsburg has a mean streak, which, obviously, he must have inherited from his mother.
In any case, he seemed to enjoy discussing the latest news from Hanford, Calif., where a calamity threatened an exquisite dining establishment ...
| Mar 7, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Even with a change in the voting process that many industry analysts predicted would boost a dark horse such as âInglourious Basterds,â the Academy Award for best picture of 2009 went to a tough, relatively noncommercial war film whose director,......
| Feb 8, 2010
| 6:08 PM
Oscar-winning filmmaking brothers Ethan and Joel Coen ("Fargo," "No Country for Old Men") bypass big stars in favor of Michael Stuhlbarg, a relative unknown given a star-making turn, in this comedy-drama about a professor whose marriage is threatened by...
| Mar 26, 2010
"How to Train Your Dragon" has taken the age-old story of a teenage boy sorting through his fundamental life issues -- fit in, figure out self, get the girl, don't disappoint Dad -- set it in ancient Viking times and still managed to give it a...
| Jun 16, 2010
Veteran stage and screen actor Beth Grant gives her most wickedly funny performance to date in the Colony Theatre's fantastic new play "Grace & Glorie." In the 70-plus feature films she's co-starred in ("No Country for Old Men," "Donnie Darko," and...
| Apr 29, 2010
| 12:46 PM
Based on the novel by "No Country for Old Men" author Cormac McCarthy, this melodrama casts Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smith-McPhee as a father and son in search of others who have survived an apocalypse.
Their journey is fraught with peril, since others...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 3:15 PM
Oscar nominee Javier Bardem is notoriously difficult when it comes to getting him to commit to a film, but he admits he has just been offered a part that will be hard to turn down.
Bardem recently met with director Sam Mendes to talk about playing the...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 11:46 AM
Javier Bardem already owns an Oscar (for "No Country for Old Men"), but he rightfully was in the running for another one for his fine work in director and co-screenwriter Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's profile of a man trying to get his affairs in order....