Ensnares a first-rate cast in a dramatic dragnet for a moral lesson about street-weary policemen.
With an encouraging yet desperate nod toward the two biggest movie-consuming populations on earth, Warners is releasing the Bollywood musical/martial-arts adventure "Chandni Chowk to China" -- a film…
"Hotel for Dogs" is a Chihuahua-sized concept served up in a doggy bag of contrivances and shtick.
"Notorious" is a rock-solid biopic with a foolproof rise-and-fall storyline.
Arcane statistics are generally the purview of baseball fans, but Roger Deakins is fast becoming the Oscar-watcher's equivalent of Hack Wilson (190 RBIs, Chicago Cubs, 1930).
Frederick Elmes has collaborated with such iconoclastic directors as David Lynch and Jim Jarmusch, but Charlie Kaufman and "Synecdoche, New York" presented particular challenges.
When it's suggested to director Baz Luhrmann that he's made another modest little movie, the director of "Australia" returns the tongue-in-cheekiness in kind: "Well, you know me," he says. "All…
For all its state-of-the-artiness, Pixar Animation has always been about imposing the better human qualities on nonhuman entities. In other words, friendship, loyalty and family, as portrayed by…
As professional institutions go, the Oscar Best Actress Club is a bit like the U.S. Senate. There aren't any official dues (although plenty get paid), the idea of new members makes old members…
Frank Castle, aka the Punisher, was last seen in 2004 unleashing his inner homicidal maniac on the mobsters who killed his wife and children. In the latest installment, "Punisher: War Zone," Frank is…
Approaching the blues with the enthusiasm of an overcaffeinated brass band, helmer Darnell Martin nonetheless makes some kind of music with the percolating '50s biopic "Cadillac Records" -- mostly…