| Dec 26, 2012
| 4:30 PM
| May 15, 2013
| 8:30 PM
| May 8, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Less than a year after “The Great Gatsby” was published in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald was paid $16,666 for the film rights. “Come and see it all!” beckons the trailer for the silent film. “And enjoy the entertainment thrill of...
| Apr 11, 2013
* (out of four)
Forgiving critics and moviegoers often call films without articulate points or well-defined characters "poems." This usually affixes to work by Terrence Malick and will surely be a tag for the frustrating, hollow “Upstream Color,&...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 9:49 PM
It was hard to pick a list of 10 best movies in 2010, as it was a really bad year. It was a lot easier this year and I liked so many movies, I thought I’d cheat a little. It’s 2011, why not pick the Top 11 of 2011?
I put a few foreign films...
| Sep 10, 2012
In "Argo," one of the leanest satisfactions of this year's massive Toronto International Film Festival, director and star Ben Affleck anchors a movie based on the true story about how Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez faked his way into...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Here's a Day 2 recap from the Toronto International Film Festival. Everybody sees a different slate of movies each day here. Friday went this way: After the gamer-oriented slaughter of “Dredd 3D,” the fanciful and tricksy theatrics of director...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 1:28 AM
Tom Cruise went from jumping on Oprah’s couch, to jumping on Alec Baldwin’s stage at the Bourbon Room (the old Whiskey A-Go-Go) on the Sunset Strip.
Walking into the screening, I heard one critic say “Why would Tom Cruise want to do...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 7:17 AM
Allie was live from Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz previewing their latest dinner and show called “For The Record: “Boogie Nights”.
Stimulate your sensations this summer as everything is growing over at Rockwell with For The...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 10:54 AM
Already open in New York and Los Angeles and going into general release Friday, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's strange, audacious drama "The Master" evokes a feverish state of mind more than a conventional movie, though its story can be...
| Sep 20, 2012
**** (out of four)
It doesn't take an Olympic judge to recognize the degree of difficulty in Paul Thomas Anderson's “The Master,” either in the writer-director’s execution or the audience’s task of processing it.