‘Galaxy’ quest: James Gunn brings a wild crew of intergalactic warriors to the Marvel Universe

Guardians of the Galaxy

If James Gunn had had his way, the Marvel Studios blockbuster that's arriving in theatres on August 1 to conquer the late-summer box office would be…Hit-Monkey. More »




Luc Besson feature
‘Lucy’ unleashed: Scarlett Johansson powers up in Luc Besson’s sci-fi thriller

The big problem in writing about Lucy, opening July 25 from Universal, is not giving away too much. Writer-director Luc Besson is happy to discuss how he cast the movie, the problems he faced shooting it, and the intricate special-effects work required before its release. But he understandably doesn't want to reveal what happens. More »

Sex Tape feature
Lost in the Cloud: Jake Kasdan, Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel make a comical ‘Sex Tape’

"You don't even have to ask—I'll volunteer that I don't have a sex tape," laughs Jake Kasdan over the phone from California. It's the answer to an unasked question that the 39-year-old writer, director and producer expects to be giving a lot in the near future, considering that the title of his latest film happens to be…Sex Tape. More »

Boyhood feature
A boy’s life: Richard Linklater’s 12-year project is an epic coming-of-age film

Shot incrementally over the course of 12 years, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is a deceptively simple portrait of childhood, one that may rank among the more understated “epics” ever filmed. More »

Dawn of the Apes feature
Simian vs. Sapiens: Andy Serkis returns as rebel leader Caesar in Matt Reeves’ ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Although it's only been three of our terrestrial years since the Planet of the Apes franchise was reborn, onscreen a decade has elapsed between the events depicted in the 2011 hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes and its sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which roars into theatres on July 11. More »

Rob Reiner feature
The Keaton-Douglas debates: Oscar winners co-star for the first time in Rob Reiner’s ‘And So It Goes’

A lot of people—Rob Reiner, among them—were amazed last spring that The Film Society of Lincoln Center, for the first time in its 41-year history, presented its prestigious Chaplin Award to a director who has never been Oscar-nominated for directing: Reiner. More »

John Carney feature
City love songs: John Carney conducts Keira Knightley-Mark Ruffalo duet in ‘Begin Again’

It’s the final interview of the day, and John Carney is feeling a little punchy. More »

Lespert Feature
Oh couture! Jalil Lespert chronicles turbulent life of fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent

Of all the great fashion designers of the last century—Vionnet, Chanel, Balenciaga—no one dominated the second half of those years like Yves Saint Laurent, and Jalil Lespert has made a breathtakingly beautiful and moving biopic about him. More »

Transformers Feature
Transforming the franchise: Michael Bay reboots the blockbuster sci-fi series with Mark Wahlberg

Once upon a time, it was rare for the same filmmaker to direct more than one installment in a major movie franchise. More »

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Magic in the Moonlight
Film Review: Magic in the Moonlight

Slight Woody Allen period romance is enlivened by appealing leads Colin Firth and Emma Stone. More »

Sex Tape review
Film Review: Sex Tape

Couple's homemade porn circulates on the web in an R-rated comedy that wastes the talents of its stars. More »

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