Peter O’Toole, who gained worldwide fame as the star of “Lawrence of Arabia” at the dawn of a career that included four Golden Globe awards and eight Academy Award nominations, has died. He was 81.
Alfred Hitchcock didn’t become Alfred Hitchcock overnight.
Tom Ripley, my favorite psychopath, has figured in numerous movies but none better than Rene Clement’s “Purple Noon” (1960).
“I lived with my mother intimately for 22 years and never saw the furniture. On every piece of furniture was a sheet to keep the dust off.”
The ad for “The Bourne Legacy” informs us, “There Was Never Just One.” And so it is with the “Bourne” movies.
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Orson Welles’s “Citizen Kane,” Warner Home Video has issued a beautifully restored, three-disc edition that’s available in DVD and Blu-ray.
I’ve been mesmerized by the coverage of Curiosity’s adventures on Mars, which has occasionally made me think of “Invaders From Mars.” Also “Mars Attacks!”
Jean Cocteau’s “Orpheus,” newly restored by Criterion in a terrific two-disc DVD set, presents his deeply personal version of the mythological Greek poet whose songs could charm wild beasts.
Colin Firth is the heavy favorite to win the best-actor Oscar for his unglamorous performance as stuttering British monarch George VI in “The King’s Speech.”
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.
"Google, the corporate entity, is so lovingly portrayed that the film itself resembles nothing so much as a massive product tie-in."
- Peter Rainer on Jun 09, 2013