Facts take a backseat to melodrama in story of history's silent observer.
'We have no tolerance for politics at the White House," Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) is warned his first day on the job as butler to the president. That kind of perverse logic forms part of the atmosphere in The Butler, Lee Daniels’s effective...
The author as cash machine.
Poor Jerome David Salinger. An ambitious and tenacious young writer whose ascendancy to the pages of The New Yorker was interrupted by the outbreak of World War II, he carried six chapters of his novel-in-progress, The Catcher in the Rye,...
A refreshing and intelligent idea for a film.
Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) is a puppeteer – but not a very successful one. Seeking work to support his animal-obsessed wife, Lotte (Cameron Diaz), he lands a job as a filing clerk in a mysterious business located between the 7th and 8th floors...
John Cusack has been cast in several new roles, one of them as Richard Nixon.
John Cusack is one of those actors who everyone recognises but is individually tied to so many different eras, where he stays firmly fixed as a pop culture touchstone. For some he will forever be Lloyd Dobler in Cameron Crowe's terrificall...
Saucy swamp tale elicits great performances.
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL: In grasping for an appropriate genre in which to lump Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy, I could happily settle on 'melo-noir-ma’, if such a thing existed and also, didn’t make me cringe....