Get ready for the Criterion DVD of "Au Hasard Balthazar"

Robert Bresson's haunting, soulful masterpiece is coming... Have you advance-ordered your copy? I have. This was the best film I saw on the big screen last year, and I've thought about it more than any other film since. … [Read more...]

The gladiator returns to the coliseum…

Paul Giamatti stars in "Gladiator 2: Cinderella Man" I haven't seen Cinderella Man yet, but man, the hype around this movie is building, and the momentum it's gaining looks likely to guarantee it a spot as an Oscar favorite. Think about it: It's the Oscar-winning team of the vastly overrated A Beautiful Mind--Russell Crowe and Ron Howard, together again. But THIS time, Crowe is reprising his role as the Gladiator: a thoughtful family man working hard for a living during tough … [Read more...]