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...
Better than your average procedural.
TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: A surprise addition at Telluride, Canadian director Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners snuck into town over the weekend and left audiences impressed, or feeling like they ought to be. 'It’s long, but it doesn’t feel long," a...
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...
If you loved Glitter and Battlefield Earth, August Rush is the one-star movie for you.
Bad movies are a dime a dozen and most of them are just annoying. Much rarer, and more welcome, is the turkey that’s so over cooked it becomes perversely delicious. August Rush is one such film. Half an hour after it was over, I was still...