The white hat/black hat gangster movie has a long history, all the way from O'Brien and Cagney in "Angels With Dirty Faces" to DiCaprio and Damon in "The Departed." Russell Crowe and Denzel…
Decades ago, William Holden's disenchanted screenwriter in "Sunset Blvd." lamented, "Audiences don't know somebody sits down and writes a picture; they think the actors made it up as they went along."
Mangold has been gearing up to remake "3:10 to Yuma" his entire career. First seeing the 1957 Delmer Daves original in a classroom while he was a teaching assistant for director-turned-professor…
For a director who made his mark chronicling the insular worlds of rural Georgia in "Monster's Ball" and literary Britain in "Finding Neverland," Swiss-German Forster had to go big to make "The Kite…
For third album "The Boatlift," Miami rapper Pitbull makes an earnest effort to bridge the gap between the two regionally specific sects of hip-hop that converge on his city: Caribbean-infused…
With the late Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis having become something of an icon for people who wear black to baby showers, British newcomer Riley ran the risk of turning him into a fashionable dead…
Indian multihyphenate Seth has long turned in diligent work as Deepa Mehta's jack-of-all-trades and as a director-writer ("DAM/ AGE") during her shift at the intersection of the two 'woods -- Bolly…
In "Michael Clayton," Scottish indie darling Swinton secretes villainy as poisonous as any Bond baddie, albeit villainy of a far different sort.
Ever the playful postmodernist, British helmer Winterbottom has always toyed with the real and the staged, mixing documentary and faux documentary to both humorous ("Tristram Shandy," "24 Hour Party…
Jay-Z started a five-city mini-tour of intimate venues Tuesday, intent on proving his continued relevance while hyping his new album, "American Gangster."