Al Pacino sparked collective hysteria last night at the Venice Film Festival, as he picked up a lifetime achievement award and screened his personal tribute to Oscar Wilde.
A president should give no speech before its time. The one that Barack Obama delivered Tuesday night was too small for such a big problem, the Oval Office setting too august for mere updates.
A sometimes spectacular, sometimes merely over-the-top Al Pacino stars as Shylock, the relentlessly insulted yet exploited moneylender called “the Jew” by his Christian tormentors.
To paraphrase that Middle Earth golden oldie, the road goes ever on and on -- and then on some more -- in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.”
Two movies about the financial crisis -- a drama starring Kevin Spacey and a documentary featuring Nobel Prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz -- will be showcased at the Sundance Film Festival opening today in Utah.
"Glengarry Glen Ross."
- Al Pacino on Nov 06, 2012