Daily Archives: February 24, 2013

Interview: Mia Wasikowska and Chan-Wook Park talk “Stoker”

 “Stoker” begins and ends with an 18 year-old girl. That is the film’s allure – and not just for audiences. It’s what drew Korean director Chan-Wook Park (“Oldboy”) to make this his Hollywood debut. “My daughter is 18 years-old,” Park … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

Box Office: “Identity Thief” barely holds off “Snitch”

“A Good Day to Die Hard” fell hard. “Escape from Planet Earth” held up quite well. “Safe Haven” didn’t plummet and “Dark Skies” didn’t clear $8.5 million. It’s Oscar weekend, traditionally a weak one for movie releases. So “Identity Thief” … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

Razzies nuke “Twilight,” Sandler, Rihanna and K-Stew.

Last night, the night before the Oscars, The Golden Raspberry Awards were tossed out. And they dishonored the finale in the “Twilight” sagalike there’s no tomorrow. Which is today, which is Oscar night. Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and director Bill … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

“Silver Linings,” “Sessions” and McConaughey win big at Indie Spirit Awards

“Silver Linings Playbook” won best picture, actress, director and screenwriter honors at the annual Anti-Oscars, the Independent Spirit Awards, handed out Saturday night in Los Angeles. “The Sessions” won best supporting actress (Helen Hunt) and best actor (John Hawkes) honors. … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

Movie Review: “A Place at the Table”

America’s twin ills, the swollen ranks of hungry people in the country and the national “obesity epidemic” are explained, in blunt and poignant terms, in “A Place at the Table,” a new documentary about “food politics” and the forces that … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news

Movie Review: “No Place on Earth”

European Jews who escaped the Holocaust had to be lucky, plucky and farsighted enough to see their fate in time to do something about it. It didn’t hurt to be rural, far from cities where neighborhoods were turned into ghettos … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, previews, profiles and movie news