James Toback

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Prisoners of Sex: 10 Movie Womanizers, from the Sick to the Sublime

    The movies are full of bed-hopping men -- think of Humphrey Bogart's serial flirtations in The Big Sleep (1946), and Richard Roundtree laying his way uptown and down in Shaft (1971). But in Steve McQueen's Shame, slated to open in Houston December 16, womanizing is not just an outgrowth of the plot ... More >>

  • Film

    May 7, 2009

    Sucker Punch

    With a blunt and searching Iron Mike, Tyson delivers asurprisingly powerful blow.

  • News

    April 9, 2009

    Boxing, Sex and Madness

    Mike Tyson's many personalities are on display in James Toback's new documentary.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Mike Tyson: Back In Our Hearts Again?

    Mike Tyson's had an...ummm....interesting life. Winning the heavyweight title, getting convicted of rape, biting guy's ears off, making $300 million over his career but going bankrupt, being the basis for The Simpsons' Drederick Tatum.It's a full life.And now it's being examined in a feature-length ... More >>

  • Film

    May 22, 2008
  • Film

    August 9, 2007

    The Popcorn King

    Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.

  • Film

    August 18, 2005

    Follow the Music

    A brash realtor rediscovers the piano in a gripping French remake

  • Film

    September 23, 2004

    Indecent Disposal

    James Toback wastes an uninhibited Neve on a cheesy Adrian Lyne rip-off

  • Film

    December 28, 2000

    Better in Pairs

    Generally a letdown, the year in film offered some well-crafted works that are best viewed as double features

  • Film

    April 6, 2000


    Director James Toback crosses racial, gender and class lines in the gracefully gritty Black and White

  • Film

    April 23, 1998

    Promiscuous Prudes

    James Toback's startling new film dives into the messy mindlessness of sex