Bill Murray might be America's favorite celebrity prima donna.
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For every Attack the Block, there’s a Mac and Me, one of several shameless rip-offs of Spielberg’s period-defining E.T.: The Extraterrestrial.
What? is an obscure Polanski film that was at least an interesting failure; Pirates deserves its obscurity.
The Zucker brothers and Jim Abrahams never made anything after Top Secret! that was as good, individually or as a team.
There's a reason the characters in a new film, Bellflower, obsess over the bizarre villain in one of the old "Mad Max" movies.
There’s a big difference between the films that Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro produces and the ones that he “presents.”
There ought to be more to Conan the Barbarian than stabby action scenes and rough sex, actually.
No one played unstable quite like Robert Ryan.
BAM leads a Rosi retrospective with The Truce, a film about Primo Levi's journey back to Italy after his imprisonment in Auschwitz.
It’s fitting that Dreams is screening in the middle of the IFC Center’s career-spanning retrospective of Akira Kurosawa’s films and not at the end.
The reason movie programmers in New York still target college-age audiences for The Muppets Take Manhattan.