Friday, January 20, 2012
A quick recap of what's at your local cineplex this weekend.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Information courtesy of Moviefone. Opening This Weekend: Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Suddenly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive. Using her black-ops military training, she devises an ingenious – and dangerous – trap, but when things go haywire, Mallory realizes she'll be killed in the blink of an eye unless she finds a way to turn the tables on her ruthless adversary. "The thrilling true story of the Tuskegee …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Our movie critic, Stephen Silver, takes a look back at the very best movies of the year.
Celebrating the close of 2011, here are my top ten movie choices of the year: 1. The Artist The year's most unlikely film is also its best – a black and white, silent film set in 1920s Hollywood. Michel Hazanavicius' film is just plain beautiful, both thematically and aesthetically, and sports standout performances from Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo. And the dog, Uggie, should win Best Supporting Actor. (In theaters now.) 2. Certified Copy This most international of films, shot in Italy with English and French leads by an Iranian director, is also the mind bender of the year. Directed by master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, Certified Copy looks at a couple (William Shimell and Juliette Binoche) who may be strangers or may be an estranged …
Friday, November 25, 2011
With the holidays just around the corner, family films are beginning to hit the screens.
Hugo, which doubles as Martin Scorsese's first family film and his first project in 3D, is a beautiful picture in just about every way. It's lovingly designed and photographed and tells an engaging and wonderful story, while also sneaking in a brief for the director's pet cause of film preservation. Based on Brian Selznick's kid-oriented 2007, graphic novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Hugo tells the story of the 12-year-old boy of that name (Asa Butterfield), living in the clock of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's adventure takes him to a young girl (Chloe Grace Moritz, from Let Me In and Kick Ass), and he's later introduced to the long-lost director of turn-of-the-20th-century short films. There's also a mysterious automaton and a…