"Holy Motors," an exuberant jape as well as a beautiful ode to the movies, to play-acting and to Paris, comes from the French writer-director Leos Carax, re-teaming here with actor Denis Lavant. Lavant got robbed at the Cannes Film Festival this year, losing the best actor award to Mads Mikk…
The casting of Jane Fonda as a tie-dyed hippie, smoking her weed and firing up the kiln while listening to her vinyl up in Woodstock, N.Y., lends the bland "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" an air of nostalgic authenticity. Or gimmickry. Or something in between.
In the 1959 film "The FBI Story," FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover -
photographed from the rear, his face unseen - plays a younger cameo
version of himself, speaking to G-men (James Stewart among them)
about the newly formed agency and how its operation will remain
free of all politics and the w…
The sleek French thriller "Love Crime" accomplishes a staggering
amount, without much fuss, in its first two minutes.
"Monte Carlo" turns out to be a lot easier to take than
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" and "Larry Crowne." You never
My son has only one question regarding 2011 and its movies: Are
those machine guns the Green Hornet has on the hood of his vehicle
available for purchase without a permit?
"Killers" brings up a lot of intriguing questions. Here are
"A passable knock-off": That's how the man in the Iron Man mask,
the obscenely rich but heartsick industrialist played by Robert
Downey Jr., characterizes the electro-weaponry wielded by his
Slavic adversary (Mickey Rourke) in "Iron Man 2."
"The Twilight Saga: New Moon," also known as "Twilight: The
Squeakquel," is actually pretty good - a tick better than the first
"Twilight," which wasn't bad, either. These are hardly superlatives
on the order of "shattering" and "beautiful," but compared with the
film versions of "The Da Vin…
"Good Hair" consists of two documentaries braided together, one
enjoyable, the other enjoyable and provocative.
The Norwegian Nazi-zombie movie "Dead Snow" is quite the jolly
mountain holiday, pitting a group of medical students against a
battalion of undead, unpleasant and unstoppable German soldiers
hell-bent on ruining a perfectly good Easter vacation.
A small vial of "liquid luck" (lovely concept, one of many in
J.K. Rowling's universe) plays a supporting role in "Harry Potter
and the Half-Blood Prince," No. 6 in the franchise. (The two-film
edition of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" will be released
in 2010 and 2011, respectively.)
I didn't half-mind "Fired Up," but half a mind is more than it
deserves. It's "Wedding Crashers" with high school seniors and bras
and panties, as opposed to Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson and copious