You'll have to wait until it ends to see whether crime pays in Ken Loach's spirited caper "The Angels' Share." But it's a testament to the veteran British filmmaker's wily ways - and to his strong social (and socialist) conscience - that you'll find yourself rooting for his band of underclas…
"Marriage is like a phone call late at night," Robert De Niro says, in dulcet voice-over mode, at the outset of "The Big Wedding." "First comes the ring, and then you wake up."
Elle Fanning is scary. Scarily good.
People have been trying to film Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," the talismanic Beat novel, just about since the day it was published in 1957.
Is the whole animated shorts world suddenly all about 'toons without words?
It would be great, one day, to see Jason Statham try his hand at a romance, or slapstick farce. He wouldn't have to change what he does - if he could, which seems doubtful. Somehow, the counterintuitive casting of the taciturn British action star - shaved dome, sinewy, snarling his lines as …
PHILADELPHIA - In testimony before a Senate subcommittee, Ken Cook spoke passionately about 10 Americans who were found to have more than 200 synthetic chemicals in their blood.
A ski-lift gondola, rumbling up the side of a Swiss mountain, is the means by which Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein), the 12-year-old boy at the center of Ursula Meier's dark fairy tale of a film, "Sister," gets to work.
A band, appropriately using a Volkswagen Beetle, performs a tribute to Beatles music during the 113th annual Mummers Parade in Philadelphia.
At China's High School Attached to Capital Normal University in Beijing, students take advanced-placement courses taught by American and Canadian teachers.
BEIJING - Teachers at a new high school here, like teachers the world over, like to boast about all the colleges that have accepted their students.
Maybe on paper - a cocktail napkin, perhaps, but certainly not the shooting script - "The Guilt Trip" seemed like a good idea. Take a geeky grown-up with no dating or mating skills and put him in a car for a cross-country road trip with his smothering, motor-mouth mom.
The Philadelphia Eagles took quarterback Nick Foles in the third round of the 2012 draft. (DAVID MAIALETTI / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER)
Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson intercepts a pass from Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick before returning it for a 99-yard touchdown.
The final days of a close race for the White House, like the one now unfolding between President Obama and Mitt Romney, are always loud, tense and messy, but most end with a clear result.
When I heard on Sunday that Arlen Specter had died, I sought solace in rummaging through personal remnants of our 30-year friendship.
PHILADELPHIA - A vaccine against cervical cancer, being developed by Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Blue Bell, Pa., produced positive results in a small sample of 18 women.
PHILADELPHIA - Penn State University has entered into preliminary settlement talks with at least 20 men accusing Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse, the college's appointed mediators said.
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Defiant and unrepentant, Jerry Sandusky blasted Pennsylvania State University, his accusers and the media Monday in a taped statement the day before his sentencing on 45 counts of child sexual abuse.
BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Defiant and unrepentant, Jerry Sandusky blasted Pennsylvania State University, his accusers and the news media Monday in a taped jailhouse statement the day before he is to be sentenced on 45 counts of child sexual abuse.
A herd of deer feeds on someone's front lawn in Kennett Square, Pa. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Michael Bryant)
Tuesday is the 11th anniversary of 9/11. And three months later, we will mark the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The two worst attacks on American soil each resulted in nearly 3,000 deaths and led the nation to war. Still, given the passage of time, Dec. 7 will be n…
Going back to school means filling a backpack or - more and more often - a digital device with textbooks. Here are some ways to get that chore done with smartphone applications.
World War II veterans, including Harry Stebner, 89, wait to board a B-17 at Trenton Mercer Airport.
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A state judge has denied a bid by civil-rights groups to block Pennsylvania's new voter-identification law from taking effect, delivering a first-round victory to Gov. Tom Corbett and legislative Republicans who pushed the measure through last spring, saying it was needed t…
A handful of smartphone applications can help intrepid international travelers stay current on the safety of countries they visit, make changes in hotel reservations, and stay in touch, cheaply, with the folks back home
PHILADELPHIA — A man who says he was the unidentified victim in the now-infamous 2001 shower-room assault by Jerry Sandusky announced plans Thursday to sue Penn State University.
PHILADELPHIA - A construction crew took down the iconic statue of Joe Paterno from outside Pennsylvania State University's football stadium on Sunday, removing what had become, for fans of the late coach, a symbol of his central role on campus and, for critics, a constant reminder of the wor…
Editor's note: This story contains graphic sexual descriptions that some readers may find disturbing.
Philadelphia Inquirer staff members react Monday to learning they received the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for their series on school violence.
PHILADELPHIA - Consider the forlorn fate of a super PAC that has outlived its political purpose:
For all adolescent girls, the teenage years are a time of chrysalis, a time when caterpillars become butterflies. This is especially true for Alike (ah-LEE-kay), a Brooklyn high-schooler known in certain quarters by the name of Lee. Describing her own metamorphosis in a poem for her Advanced…
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters at a campaign event in The Iron Shop in Broomall, Pa. Romney and President Obama have been attacking each other's stands on health care, foreign policy and the unemployment rate.
We've been focusing lately on finding products to accommodate "improvements" in technology.
Agnieszka Holland's "In Darkness," nominated for a foreign-language Academy Award (it lost, to "A Separation"), is set in the city of Lvov, then part of Poland and now the Ukraine, in the midst of World War II. It's a harrowing Holocaust tale, but one that speaks to humankind's capacity to e…
Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera was hit in the face by a hard grounder from Philadelphia's Hunter Pence during the first inning.
There will be three games in Philadelphia tonight, including one between Knights (UCF) and Dragons (Drexel).
A new movie about Navy SEALs opened Friday, and it has Doug Sterner concerned. The film, "Act of Valor," revolves around a team of SEALs trying to rescue a captured CIA agent. What's unusual about it is that it features several actual, active-duty SEALs as actors. Sterner, who hunts military…
Rage and ruin burn off the screen in "Tyrannosaur," a first-time
directorial effort from Irish actor Paddy Considine in which Peter
Mullan - veteran of many a Ken Loach pic - seethes with hate and
It was as if Oliver Stone had written a Mitt Romney sound bite
when last week the candidate was quoted as saying, "I like firing
people." After all, Stone directed Michael Douglas, as Gordon
Gekko, saying similar things in the 1987 movie classic "Wall
The original German title of "Young Goethe in Love" is simply
"Goethe!" Note the exclamation point, because director Philipp
Stölzl's account of the love affair that set the great German
author on the path to literary stardom is all about exuberance and
Some believe that in 2011, the world lost its most beautiful
PHILADELPHIA - The best things about 76ers forward Andre
Iguodala are the things he's without.
Humbug, I say, to those who don't like Christmas music. But no,
I don't want to hear "Do You Hear What I Hear?" again, either.
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Former Pennsylvania State University assistant
football coach Jerry Sandusky changed tack at the last minute
Tuesday and waived his preliminary hearing on charges he sexually
assaulted 10 boys over 15 years.
NEW YORK - Instead of the fast opponent Mike Jones expected, he
got a sluggish Sebastian Lujan on Saturday night at Madison Square
Garden, and the Philadelphia native took full advantage.
At Villanova, armor researcher Ledjan Qato holds a crushed
section of steel tubing and another he hopes tests better.
PHILADELPHIA - It was a simple act, really, one that Ledjan Qato
performed dozens of times in the corner of a spacious engineering
lab at Villanova University.