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...

Sundance: The Oprah Effect

The biggest buzz of the festival so far surrounds the appearance of the television icon shopping for content for her network.
SUNDANCE: The Sundance Film Festival has just hung out its shingle for the 30th year, though at least one big spender began crossing items off of her shopping list even before the first theatre darkened. The big news last week was that Opr...
Two intrinsically American artforms – feature film animation and Cajun jazz – fuse magically in The Princess and the Frog, the Disney company’s first 2D cartoon in five years. That the film doesn’t quite attain Lion King-esque status as a...
A few years back when Comedian Jerry Seinfeld was having lunch with director Steven Spielberg there was a lull in the conversation. Seinfeld, not knowing what to say, pretended he wanted to make a "B movie"... about Bees. What was meant as a...
A lot less interesting than it should have been, given the fascinating subject matter.
In this faithful, perhaps overly faithful, adaptation of Toni Morrison`s novel, Oprah Winfrey plays Sethe, who is ekeing out a living on a farm near Cincinatti with her daughter, Denver, Kimberly Elise. The year is 1873 - eight years after the...