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...It did not achieve that, which may explain the current presence of "Taken 3" in theaters. Also stumbling was writer-director Jason Reitman; his on-disc-Tuesday "Men, Women & Children" found little love even with Reitman's pedigree...
2014's finest films wield unique power crumbles around him as he drives the British motorways, fielding phone calls (hands-free) in his car. Writer/director Steven Knight brings together the intimacy of theater and the energy of cinema, brilliantly."The Lunchbox...
Holiday movies offer quite the mix

...Five" - A hit at the Toronto film festival from writer-director Chris Rock, who plays a popular comedian trying...A Most Violent Year" - The third feature from writer-director J.C. Chandor ("Margin Call," "All Is Lost...
Arts calendar

...R)- Thursday-Saturday. Synopsis: A satirical portrait of race relations in early 21st-century America, writer/director Justin Simien's playfully perceptive feature debut tells the story of a biracial Winchester University student...
Review: 'Boyhood' an intimate portrait of a child growing up

...without seeing most certainly guides this film. Writer-director Linklater couldn't have known where 12 years of...proved to be as much a cultural anthropologist as writer-director, ever curious about how things will work out. His...
'Wadjda' a notable feat for Saudi director Mansour

...standard as it sounds.Given the circumstances of "Wadjda's" creation, that result may not be surprising. Writer-director Haifaa Mansour has said she made the film not because she burned to tell this particular story but rather because...
Local writer to offer free playwriting seminar Saturday

...time and place. The 24 Miracle, now in its sixth year, is a one-day theater challenge in which four teams of writers, directors and actors produce four original short plays in 24 hours. JDLT is looking for actors, stage crew and other assorted...
'Amour' an emotional tale of enduring love

...deterioration, is devastating.Because the key focus of "Amour" is on the enduring love between this couple - or, as the writer-director has said, "how we cope with the suffering of someone we love very deeply" - casting could not be more critical...
Review: 'Mud' is a triumph for McConaughey, Nichols

...turns in sensitively drawn performances, particularly the boys.If you don't know the name Jeff Nichols - if the writer-director's singular voice, fierce and fearful in 2011's "Take Shelter," somehow eluded your notice - make note of...
'Elysium,' sci-fi straight from the news headlines

Neill Blomkamp may be well on his way to becoming the only sci-fi writer-director who matters. And if "Elysium" is more an evolutionary leap than a revolutionary one from his break-out hit "District 9...


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