Writer-director Rian Johnson’s debut feature, “Brick,” a brainy detective story set in a high school, was celebrated for its potent, rhythmic dialogue.
In his new film, the ingenious sci-fi time-travel movie “Looper,” he tries a different approach. Read More
How impressive is “50/50,” a movie that could easily have wallowed in the weepiest clichés and pressed all the tear-jerking buttons, but foregoes them for something subtler and more honestly moving? Here, improbably, we have a comedy about a young man, fit and fastidiously health-conscious, floored by a cancer diagnosis and faced with even odds to survive. Read More
It was in 2004, on the set of HBO’s “Da Ali G Show,” that Seth Rogen, then 22 and working behind the scenes as a member of Sacha Baron Cohen’s writing team, met Will Reiser, a producer slighter of frame and two years his elder.
Today, the best friends — in good health and spirits, albeit jet-lagged — are touring the country to promote “50/50,” their first big-screen collaboration, due Friday. Read More
He knows what you’re going to ask, but his lips are sealed.
Maybe it’s because he has come to L.A.’s Luxe Hotel to talk about “Hesher,” the moving, wildly unconventional new drama opening Friday about a belligerent metalhead who, it turns out, just might be Jesus.
Or maybe it’s because Joseph Gordon-Levitt is honoring Christopher Nolan’s gag order. Even that he will not say. Read More