One of the best things about “A Late Quartet” is that director Yaron Zilberman (and his cinematographers and audio engineers) makes the audience believe that actors Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Mark Ivanir are seasoned professional musicians. Read More
Paul Thomas Anderson’s sixth feature, “The Master,” is intelligent, ambitious and cause for celebration — but not quite the masterpiece suggested by all the buzz.
To begin, it’s difficult to tell what the movie, set in the early 1950s, is really about. Read More
Like the charm-exuding candidate at the center of the imbroglio it depicts, George Clooney’s “The Ides of March” has little to say, but says it so winningly that you can’t help but approve as it advances through the campaign trail and the related jungle. Clooney’s capable directing makes familiar political-thriller material absorbing and entertaining. A terrific cast sprinkles it with gold. Read More