A touching romance brings a light touch to drama about bad behavior.
Allen Ginsberg and Michael Minzer during recording sessions in 1987Michael Minzer sent me an email earlier this week containing the good news: His long-in-the-works Hunter S. Thompson record is finished. Finally. This is the one mentioned two years ago in the Evergreen Review piece done on Minzer ... More >>
Nick RalloAnd the award for Best Folk Beard goes too...People drunk. After day one-ish of SXSW Music, it's a new term. People drunk is the dulled sensation, the open-mouth brain shock of trying to figure out which great band to catch in a completely huge crowd. Looking at yesterday's schedule ... More >>
Tenacious D gets the band back together and... and... and?
The story of an '80s anti-apartheid activist carries overtones of the present
Zathura sweeps you into its alternate reality
Spielberg's War hikes up the gore, and that ain't a bad thing
Michael Winterbottom paints a plausibly problematic tomorrow in Code 46
Toast the Resource Center
How do bartenders spot underage drinkers?
In a year of big-screen sadness, our critics comfort those who triumphed
The heart wants what the brain has to fight for in 21 Grams
Eastwood takes a guilt trip down the mighty Mystic River
Why Jables is a "cross between a lightning bolt and James Dean"
Rosebud is far from a work of genius
A writer helps a New York City fireman mourn his Guys
Steve Earle wonders what's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding
Jonathan Demme remakes Charade, but it's hardly an imitation
Hollywood drops another nuke in New York, and it's just a dud
Ignoble savages go ape in Human Nature
In 1988, Ron Shelton made Bull Durham. In 2002, it couldn't be done.
If Antitrust were written in computer code, it'd come up all zeroes
Steve Earle doesn't really care about Napster as long as our country still kills people
Vincent D'Onofrio may be the best actor of his generation, but who would notice?
John Cusack's romantic comedy about a man... and his record collection
De Palma went to Mars, and all he brought us was this messy movie
Tim Robbins' Orson Welles project bites off more than it can chew
Dallas-based Regent Entertainment vies to become a Hollywood player, and it's off to an Oscar-winning start
Arlington Road insists things are worse than you thought
Austin Powers can go shag himself
Pi offers up math nerds, Orthodox Jews, warmed-over Lynch, and the secret name of God
Tenants of drug-infested apartments find that help is not just a phone call away
With Nothing to Lose, Robbins and Lawrence turn a loss into a tie
Last Dance struggles with the burden of being Dead Man Walking lite
Eccentric directors Sam Fuller and Henry Jaglom make brilliant bookends
Dead Man Walking hits your mind and heart like a lightning bolt
Letterman's hijacking of the Oscars reveals his limitations
From a year full of startling and memorable movies, here are our favorites
Robert Altman's surprisingly leaden look at the fashion industry is all dressed up with nowhere to go