Tucker (Stanley Tucci) is an accomplished novelist, and as his ability to recall words goes, so goes his identity. Writer/director Harry Macqueen beautifully illustrates this descent when Sam (Colin Firth) discovers a notebook containing Tucker’s next novel. As Sam flips … Continue reading SUPERNOVA
You can’t control the world, but you can control your reaction. Reactions define the individual, and in Scott Z. Burns’ The Report, the tragic events of 9/11 caused two completely different reactions in two completely different men. It’s just that their … Continue reading THE REPORT
Dick Johnson isn’t dead. Not yet, at least. But he will be. We all will, sooner or later. And it’s sooner for Dick if his daughter has anything to say about it. Born C. Richard Johnson in 1932, Dick was … Continue reading DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD
Set among the streets, parks, and apartments of Harlem, 17-year-old Ayanna (Zora Howard, who co-wrote the movie with director Rashaad Ernest Green) has hopes and dreams. But they all hit a sizeable bump in the road when she meets and … Continue reading PREMATURE
Despite the fact that famed Italian cyclist Marco Pantani perpetually looked like a scrawny 40-year-old who went bald over a decade ago, he was one of the strongest riders there ever was. He could go from last to first in … Continue reading PANTANI: THE ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF A CYCLIST
The Irishman begins in darkness. A small box of light at the center of the frame opens like an iris, and we see nurses and doctors. It looks like a hospital, but this is no beginning; this is the end: A … Continue reading THE IRISHMAN
Harold Lloyd’s Glasses character was a real go-getter. The middle-class boy next door could accomplish anything he put his mind to. And it made him immensely popular with the rah-rah-rah mentality of the Roaring Twenties. 1923’s Safety Last! might be his best, … Continue reading SAFETY LAST!
How do you sum up a life in 500 words? That’s the problem Bruce Weber, a veteran obituary writer for the New York Times, faces every morning at 9. Weber’s desk is cluttered with biographies and memoirs ranging from Keith Richards’s Life to basketball … Continue reading OBIT.
Everybody clap your hands. Soul, the feature film from Disney/Pixar, rolls credits with a new version of the Curtis Mayfield classic, “It’s All Right,” one of the most joyous songs ever laid down on wax. Ending a movie on an up … Continue reading SOUL