Subject:

Paul Giamatti

  • Calendar

    February 6, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    Films for Foodies (and Winos): Sideways

    Movie studios scramble to have big-name stars headline their films, but in many of my favorite movies, food is the star. Few things are better than pairing a foodie film with a great meal so we can enjoy ourselves just as much as the folks onscreen are enjoying their own aliments. In this series, we ... More >>

  • Film

    October 10, 2013
  • Film

    October 3, 2013

    Parkland Can't Quite Honor Life After JFK

    The film on the momentous event fails to rise to the occasion.

  • Film

    February 21, 2013

    Spoiler Alert

    Whodunit in the thriller John Dies at the End? The '90s.

  • Film

    June 14, 2012

    Corporate Rock Still Sucks

    Rock of Ages posits Tom Cruise as a hair-metal god and hair metal as something un-awful.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    DVDs & Blu-rays: The Ides of March

    The Ides of March stars George Clooney and Ryan Gosling; George Clooney directs. The Setup: George Clooney just took home a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama for his performance in The Descendants, so expect to see lots of coverage of him as the Oscars approach. This review, just to be clear ... More >>

  • Articles

    December 22, 2011
  • Culture

    December 22, 2011

    The Film Issue

    Looking back on the year in movies, and what's coming in 2012.

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Modern Holiday Classics Veer Off from Feelgood and into Cynicism

    This week, as Christmas movies began their assault on cable and network television, it occurred to us that in the past decade or so, holiday film tastes have begun to veer from lighthearted feelgood affairs and straight into stress-filled, caustic celebrations of the things we will all hate for the ... More >>

  • Film

    November 17, 2011

    Failure Breeds Success

    Alexander Payne's pessimism is good for business.

  • Film

    October 6, 2011

    The Ides of March

    Intrigue drowns out argument in political thriller.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Your 2011 Fall/Movie Preview (Part 1)

    ​Note: Pop Rocks will return next week. Labor Day has come and gone, which means the official start of the fall movie season is just around the corner. In fact, two of the more anticipated releases of latter 2011 -- Warrior and Contagion -- come out tomorrow. After what has been widely rega ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Top 5 Movie Quotes About Food and Drink

    Robb Walsh blogged about food and sex in movies, and Katharine Shilcutt provided us with the ten most disturbing food-related scenes in horror flicks. And while a picture (or some footage) is worth a thousand words, sometimes a passing reference to food and drink in film can be just as rich. Here a ... More >>

  • Film

    May 26, 2011

    Bros Roofie'ing Bros

    The Hangover Part II: Didn't we already see this movie?

  • Film

    September 3, 2009

    Soul Man

    Paul Giamatti's wit is the heart of Cold Souls.

  • Film

    March 19, 2009
  • Film

    November 27, 2008
  • Film

    November 8, 2007

    Fred Claus

    Vince Vaughn tries to attract a different set of underage babies with Fred Claus

  • Film

    September 6, 2007

    Shoot 'Em Up

    Shoot 'Em Up proves that its star could have been a killer Bond

  • Film

    August 23, 2007

    The Nanny Diaries

    Life as a young, hot, white, educated nanny in the city sure is a drag

  • Home Entertainment

    February 8, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    January 11, 2007
  • Film

    August 17, 2006

    The Illusionist

    Eerie melodrama explores the dark arts in turn-of-the-century Vienna

  • Film

    July 27, 2006

    The Metamorphosis

    Boy turns bug in redemptive kiddie-lit adaptation

  • Film

    July 20, 2006

    All Wet

    M. Night Shyamalan steps up the lunacy with Lady in the Water

  • Film

    June 2, 2005

    Broke, But Not Broken

    With Cinderella Man, Ron Howard finally scores a knockout

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Excess Hollywood

    In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.

  • Film

    March 10, 2005

    Talkin' 'Bot Love

    Like Big Fish for little kids, Robots works hard to please everyone

  • Dining

    February 24, 2005

    Wine Geek Chic

    Which wine will you be serving at your Oscar party?

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Fahrenheit 2004

    Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Leaning Sideways

    In a year when small movies came up big, picking the best was a Payne

  • Film

    November 18, 2004

    Sour Grapes

    A bitter wine freak makes an adorable hero in Alexander Payne's Sideways

  • Film

    January 1, 2004

    The Sorrow and the Pity

    In a year of big-screen sadness, our critics comfort those who triumphed

  • Film

    August 28, 2003

    Pekar Head

    A real comic book hero comes to life in American Splendor

  • Film

    May 29, 2003

    Think Different

    Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?

  • Film

    April 24, 2003

    Vig's Eleven

    Edward Burns rounds up the all-stars for a Confidence game

  • Film

    February 7, 2002

    The Dollhouse Is Burning

    Storytelling ups the ante on Solondz's bluster of sex, rage and insanity

  • Film

    July 26, 2001

    Aping an Icon

    Tim Burton monkeys around with the original Planet of the Apes, but is it evolution?

  • Film

    December 23, 1999

    Thank You Very Little

    Carrey craftily channels Kaufman, but is the late comedian worthy of a lofty bio-pic?

  • Film

    July 30, 1998

    Non-Negotiable

    The Negotiator surrenders to a silly plot

  • Film

    March 6, 1997

    Radio Daze

    Howard Stern shows off his Private Parts, and they're really quite nice

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