Find out why 'The Secret Life of Pets' with Louis C.K. is next summer's smash hit

Posted by · 10:13 am · June 17th, 2015

Louis C.K., Jenny Slate and Kevin Hart are bringing you an adorable world of pets to the screen in the first teaser for Universal Pictures and Illumination’s “The Secret Life of Pets.”

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Review: Patience pays off for refreshing animated tale 'The Little Prince'

Posted by · 5:59 pm · June 4th, 2015

Mark Osborne’s refreshing adaptation of the classic tale “The Little Prince” shows a patience most studio-produced animated flicks rarely allow these days.

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Exclusive: A closer look at the cast of 'A Most Violent Year'

Posted by · 9:42 am · January 30th, 2015

An exclusive featurette takes you deeper into the acting dynamics of J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year.”

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Albert Brooks talks ‘Drive’

Posted by · 8:35 am · September 16th, 2011

The great Albert Brooks took playful Twitter umbrage with my yanking him from the predicted five supporting actor contenders recently. I assure you (and him) that it’s a lack of faith in the Academy, which would enter uber-cool territory by giving him (or anything) a nod for this film, not a lack of faith in […]

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COMIC-CON: Refn’s ‘Drive’ is a bullet of vision

Posted by · 11:40 am · July 23rd, 2011

I’ve had to sit on my feelings on Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive,” which had a special screening here Thursday night, because I haven’t found a window to write about it. That’s either good or bad, I don’t know, because the film has just continued to grow in my mind, but I don’t want to over-inflate […]

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REVIEW: “Drive” (****)

Posted by · 8:40 pm · May 22nd, 2011

Cannes Film Festival It’s not often that opening credits as hideous as the ones in “Drive” — hot-pink cursive squiggles of the kind favored these days only by nail bars in suburban strip malls — are a reassuring omen for the film to come. But Nicolas Winding Refn’s beautiful, bolt-from-the-blue genre trip is a kind […]

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LIFE WITHOUT OSCAR: 1979 and 1980

Posted by · 7:00 pm · September 28th, 2010

Catch up with the idea behind this series here. After I saw “Apocalypse Now,” I thought to myself that it was a much, much better movie than “Kramer vs. Kramer.” A quick glance at the internets revealed that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had already determined that “Kramer vs. Kramer” was in […]

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