Gus Van Sant has waged war on two successful fronts in his film career, taking on more mainstream missions ("Good Will Hunting") side by side with stealth avant-garde exercises ("Paranoid Park,"…
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With the precision of a Special Forces unit, British filmmaker Sam Mendes ventured into dysfunctional family territory in "American Beauty" and exposed its characters' dreams and weaknesses with…
When I saw Twyla Tharp's ballet "Sinatra Suites," I thought, "Well, this is the most brilliant thing I've ever seen in my life."
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In the 1980s, cousins of a close friend of mine climbed the water tower of a Long Island town under the shroud of darkness to emblazon the name of their favorite rock band in 20-foot fluorescent…
He's what my mama used to call "a long tall drink of water." Style drapes from his shoulders and glides down his graceful self to his well-made shoes.
It was when I was working with Emmylou Harris in the 1970s that I got turned on to real country music.
If one were to identify a theme that runs throughout Oliver Stone's tours of duty, it might be "casualties of war." The three-time Oscar winner has certainly experienced his share of stunning…
Bahamas Film Festival slate includes "Rain" in the Special Screenings seciton, "Sugar" in the Caribbean Spotlight section and "A Deal is a Deal" in the New Visions section.
Like a general steeped in tradition, Edward Zwick sticks to what he knows. While action filmmaking largely has become the domain of comicbooks, CGI, camp and cartoon violence, Zwick's version is a…
"Twilight" is coming to Showtime. Pic is part of an exclusive output deal the pay cabler has signed with Summit Entertainment that will include up to 42 of Summit's titles theatrically released…
In the mix: From old pros to up-and-comers, these cinematic rebels cannout be counted out of the Oscar race.