March 12, 2016 |
Directed by Terrence Malick. With Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Brian Dennehy, Freida Pinto, Natalie Portman, and Imogen Poots. Distributed by Broad Green Pictures. Running time: 1 hour, 58 mins. Parent's guide : R (profanity, adult themes). Playing at: Ritz East.
November 9, 2011
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Actor Joel McHale; actress Cheryl Hines. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Actor Adam Sandler; Peter Gabriel performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35, NBC10) - Actor Kelsey Grammer; actress Sarah Hyland; Andrea Bocelli. Jimmy Kimmel Live (12 a.m., ABC6) - Robert Pattinson; Freida Pinto; Thompson Square performs.
March 6, 2016 |
10 Cloverfield Lane Producer J.J. Abrams calls this sci-fi thriller about a survivalist (John Goodman) and the woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) he's keeping in his cellar a "blood relative," or "spiritual successor," to the 2008 pic Cloverfield . Temple film school alum Dan Trachtenberg directs. PG-13 Embrace of the Serpent Oscar nominee and Cannes-winning Columbian drama about an Amazonian shaman and two scientists' searching for a sacred plant. No MPAA rating Knight of Cups Terrence Malick's latest follows Christian Bale as a Hollywood screenwriter-in-crisis, shambling moodily from one lover to the next (Cate Blanchett, Imogen Poots, Freida Pinto, Teresa Palmer)
November 21, 2008 |
It doesn't happen often, but when it does, look out: a movie that rocks and rolls, that transports, startles, delights, shocks, seduces. A movie that is, quite simply, great. Slumdog Millionaire , the epic yarn of a Mumbai street urchin who grows up and goes on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - and then keeps getting the answers right, one stunner after another - is that movie. It's exhilarating. It's life-affirming. (Am I gushing enough?) It's about true love and destiny, about raging poverty and vast wealth, about the global powerhouse that is India in the 21st century.
October 19, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - Nine women were honored at the annual Women in Hollywood event, yet two in particular stole the show. Viola Davis surprised her fellow honorees and an audience of Hollywood insiders Monday night by announcing she had adopted a baby girl. And Barbra Streisand was repeatedly credited by fellow honorees such as Michelle Pfeiffer, Evan Rachel Wood, Freida Pinto, Naomi Watts, and Davis with being the inspiration for their success. It was a lovefest that continued through the evening at the 18th annual celebration of the industry's leading ladies sponsored by Elle magazine at the Four Seasons Hotel.
July 27, 2012 |
What a fabulous idea, to transpose Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy's tale of manners and morals in 19th-century England - to modern-day India. The trip from Hardy's fictional Wessex to Rajasthan and Mumbai - where class mobility, tradition, and globalization clash with dizzying vividness - presents a tantalizing opportunity to infuse the classic with new verve, color, and relevance. In the case of Trishna, the enterprise is even more promising because it has been written and directed by Michael Winterbottom, one of the most protean and inventive filmmakers working today (and one who knows his way around Hardy, having adapted The Mayor of Casterbridge and Jude the Obscure )
April 1, 2011 |
Any film as politically specific as Miral needs to be addressed on two levels, as a movie and as, from a certain viewpoint, a polemic. If a viewer can separate one from the other - and some may not - there's an intense, novelistic drama here. In 1948 Palestine, following the implementing of the United Nations' two-state solution, social worker Hind Husseini (Hiam Abbass) takes in 55 Palestinian orphans displaced by military action. Almost by accident, she starts a girls' orphanage and school.
March 12, 2011 |
The Philadelphia Cinema Alliance has announced an opening-night doubleheader for Philadelphia's 2011 CineFest that includes the family-friendly Exporting Raymond - a documentary about Phillip Rosenthal, creator of Everybody Loves Raymond , as he hits a culture-shock wall in his efforts to oversee a Russian version of the TV show - and The Catechism Cataclysm , a midnight-movie mash-up of biblical themes and rock-and-roll set on a river...