Southern goth-chic gets a swoony supernatural makeover in "Beautiful Creatures," a teen franchise-starter that suggests what "Twilight" might have looked like with a reasonable budget, a competent…
The mesmerizing images of Mexican d.p. Gabriel Figueroa (1907-97) catalyze a fascinating master class in cinematographic philosophy in gorgeous-looking docu "Multiple Visions, the Crazy Machine."
"A Game of Shadows" has the significant advantage of featuring Holmes' preeminent adversary, Professor Moriarty, as played with reptilian charm by Jared Harris.
There is something to enjoy about this flagrant makeover of fiction's first modern detective.
The year in cinematography included a lot of shooters doing what they do -- but doing more of it. For instance, the ever-lyrical Roger Deakins getting positively poetic with "The Assassination of…
About the only thing "Lions for Lambs," "The Great Debaters" and "The Brave One" have in common is Philippe Rousselot, the Oscar-winning French cinematographer of "A River Runs Through It."
Talky, back-bendingly liberal but also deeply patriotic, "Lions for Lambs" plays like all the serious footnotes scripter du jour Matthew Michael Carnahan left out of "The Kingdom."
Hell hath no fury like a woman with a grudge, and in "The Brave One," Jodie Foster unleashes her rage on the mean streets of New York with the same mesmeric intensity and steely resolve that have…
The general public that demonstrated its tolerant indifference to agonizing over adultery re "Eyes Wide Shut," not to mention the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, will get a chance to do so again with…
"The Serpent's Kiss" is the sort of story that looks great on paper but derivative onscreen. A pedigree cast makes this tale of a landscape architect on a secret mission in the English countryside…
Attempting a Gothic-romance slant on the legend of Jekyll and Hyde, "Mary Reilly" has plenty of production polish but little of the dramatic force and erotic spark needed to vivify a tale of the…