| Jan 22, 2008
This year's Oscar-nominated movies, especially larger-than-life epics such as "Atonement" and "There Will Be Blood," take you there -- but exactly where? Like actors' doubles, films often are shot in breathtaking locations that are stand-ins for the...
| Jan 22, 2008
| 5:12 PM
What do the films "There Will Be Blood," "No Country for Old Men" and "Giant" have in common? Parts of all three films were shot in and around this dusty Western railroad town. Back in the 1930s, cattlemen gathered to cut deals in this hotel lobby on...
| Dec 15, 2009
Things were looking up for the seriocomedy "Up in the Air," which led the field with six nominations this morning at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards.
George Clooney was nominated for best performance by an actor in a drama for his role as a corporate...
| Jul 25, 2009
After getting the lay of the literary land in James Lee Burke's new Texas-based crime novel, I was reminded of a friend mentioning -- with film-buff certainty -- that Howard Hawks' classic western "Red River" was in fact an uncredited reworking of the sea...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Do you need closure?
Then the following story may disappoint.
It will leave you with few answers, only questions. It will frustrate you, entice you with its potential, and then, just when you think you're seeing an act of resolution, it will simply,...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 6:20 AM
LOS ANGELES — Josh Brolin is a little tired of being thought of as a "man's man" type of actor. But he scaled Mount Shasta anyway.
The performer, who has embodied a swaggering masculinity in such movies as "No Country for Old Men" and "True Grit,"...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:11 PM
After a dismal summer, Hollywood will try to generate box-office grosses, rave reviews and Oscar buzz as 2013 winds down. Certain actors figure prominently in that comeback plan, notably Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Benedict Cumberbatch....
| May 20, 2013
| 7:18 AM
CANNES, France — Whatever its commercial fortunes when it opens in the U.S. this December, "Inside Llewyn Davis" already has won the acclaim sought so ardently by the fictional folk singer of its title, the latest charismatic loser in a long,...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 2:05 PM
After Hours Film Society
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"Rust and Bone" ¿¿¿¿ (France; Jacques Audiard, 2012) Romantic and pitiless, fearlessly emotional as well as edgy, "Rust and Bone"...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:07 AM
Last night's Oscars were like an emotional roller-coaster at a terrible amusement park--beginning wth Seth MacFarlane's as-bad-as-feared monologue, the show rarely rose above painful and hit few peaks. Allow us to relive some of the night's best and worst...
| 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...