Director brings gramdeur and a new kind of Ryan to the screen.
Thor remains a cog in the Marvel machine.
Shakespeare, comic books — for the Avengers auteur, it's all the same thing.
A giant adventure's old-fashioned spirit
Talking 70mm, Joaquin Phoenix, and researching Scientology for his sixth and most anticipated film
Portraying presidents on screen is always tricky. Crass imitation makes the thing look like a comedy skit, but completely ignoring the mannerisms and voice that people know doesn't work either. There have been some laughingly inept acting jobs when it comes to the 44 people who have been the countr ... More >>
In a speech at last night's private grand opening party for downtown's new Sundance Cinemas, Mayor Annise Parker expressed sentiments echoed by many Houstonians, saying, "When the [Angelika Theater] closed its doors, it was like a light went off downtown." The Mayor felt the Angelika's sudden and ... More >>
After giving the deluxe documentary treatment to Bob Dylan (No Direction Home) and the Rolling Stones (Shine a Light), Martin Scorsese now trains his camera on George Harrison for George Harrison: Living In the Material World, his two-part film about the "Quiet Beatle" that airs at 8 p.m. tonight an ... More >>
Hair Balls was positively ecstatic to learn that Prince William is getting hitched to longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton. Although the wedding isn't planned until 2011, we're already worrying over what to wear, and what to get the happy couple (we're pretty sure they'll register at Target). But in t ... More >>
Out on DVD today is Pirate Radio, staring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bill Nighy. So, walk right by Woody Harrelson's Defendor, Lauren Holly's The Final Storm and unless you're just a die-hard fan, Robert Englund's Nightmare on Elm Street collection. If you've got kids (or fond childhood memories) ... More >>
Pirate Radio gets a tame U.S. release, but we still love rock and roll.
Tom Cruise plots to kill Hitler in his latest impossible mission
Better home and garden, but not much else in Kenneth Branagh's Sleuth remake
Emma Thompson's Nanny McPhee becomes a thing of beauty
A mayoral candidate wrestles with a no-win choice
Cinema 2002 counterbalanced a treacherous world
Phillip Noyce's return to his roots is a film of power, if few words
Harry Potter's second adventure delights exactly like the first
Generally a letdown, the year in film offered some well-crafted works that are best viewed as double features
Animated film puts a gay spin on the old Hope-Crosby comedies
Move over Trainspotting, Orphans balances despair with heart
Midsummer Night's Dream masters the Bard's edgy fantasy
Woody's clever Celebrity charts the descending pain of fame
The Wings of the Dove is marvelously complex
Mrs. Brown fails to interest us in Queen Victoria's grief
In Fathers' Day, Billy Crystal and Robin Williams need some comic relief
Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet may be complete, but something's still a little rotten
The name of the film may be Othello, but Iago's the star
Panther is a sincere, but self-defeating, exercise
Frankenstein claims to go by the book, but fails in the final chapter
A review of the films of '93, and hopes for an adventurous '94