“One Shot” is the upcoming Tom Cruise movie in which he takes on the role of Jack Reacher, the hero of Lee Child's books about an ex MP/drifter who wanders the land, stumbling into crimes/mysteries. Richard Jenkins, Rosamund Pike and Robert Duvall
I used to have a rural fantasy. Then I started reading the Jack Reacher novels.
True, plane rides are now less painful thanks to Lee Child's rough-and-tough hero, a former U.S. Army MP — but I'll never again be able to drive along the lonelier roads in...
Essays sneak up on us. They are — or often feel — accidental: the record of a writer wrestling with an idea, an observation, a slice of experience, of a writer figuring it out. They have a conditional quality, as if they could go in any direction,...
"Bill Cunningham New York," a look at the veteran New York fashion photographer, "Buck," the story of acclaimed "horse whisperer" Buck Brannaman; and "Under Fire: Journalists in Combat," from director Martyn Burke, were among the 15 feature-length documentarie
"The Descendants" was named best picture of the year Sunday by the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. Awards, but the group also showered praise on Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life." They named Malick best director, and his film runner-up for best picture. "Tre
With Gary Oldman getting strong reviews and Oscar buzz for his performance as spy George Smiley in “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”, the Arclight in Hollywood is offering a six-film retrospective of the British actor’s career beginning Monday with 1986’s “Sid an
The National Society of Film Critics, which is made up of 58 the country's major film critics, rarely agrees with the picks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. And the group likely stayed true to form with their picks for 46th annual awards, c
The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival kicks off Thursday, and with nearly 400 films screening over 10 days in Germany’s chilly capital, it's hard to find just one theme to describe this year's Berlinale. To be sure, the event’s signature blend of politic
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Arclight Cinemas, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, asked filmgoers to choose classic movies for this month's ArcLight Presents. And they came up with some popular choices, including "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
If I heard that someone was assembling a screening series of fondly remembered films that included the likes of “Road Warrior,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Blade Runner,” John Carpenter’s “The Thing,” “E.T.,” “Poltergeist,” “An Officer and a Gentleman,” t
The mysterious "boy" who wandered into town from a German forest nine months ago claiming to have been living in the woods for five years turns out to be a 20-year-old Dutchman, police said Friday. A Dutch television viewer and a former roommate identified the
What's on your summer reading list? Maybe you've got it all worked out already, but if you don't, here are 60 possibilities, arranged by the months in which they'll be published -- the best of this summer's forthcoming reads.
In the course of writing a new play, Lynn Nottage sat in despair at her Brooklyn apartment as she looked over reams of research she had accumulated. The playwright had just spent two months at a Uganda refugee camp, interviewing women who had been raped...
Conquest of the Useless
Reflections From the Making of "Fitzcarraldo"
Werner Herzog, translated from the German by Krishna Winston
Ecco: 306 pp., $24.99
Werner Herzog is famous for his cinematic depictions of obsessives and outsiders,...