When I heard that Hollywood was interested in remaking “The Intouchables,” the popular recent French film about a wealthy, eccentric quadriplegic and his boisterous Senegalese immigrant caregiver, I emitted my usual cri du coeur.
Ray Bradbury, the prolific science fiction and fantasy writer who mixed social commentary with warnings about modern technology’s dark side in short stories and novels such as “Fahrenheit 451,” has died. He was 91.
Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” offers a swoony vision of the City of Light, full of romance and magic. In the “The Bourne Identity,” where Matt Damon races through the streets in a red Mini Cooper, the city is fraught with tension and danger.