There's a great scene from Shine a Light, Martin Scorsese's documentary about the Rolling Stones' 2006 performance at New York's Beacon Theatre, in which Jack White joins the band to sing and play guitar on "Loving Cup," a bluesy track off 1972's Exile on Main St. Midway through the song, White ... More >>
Beyond the valley of the thumbs
The Beat Generation flick doesn't quite capture Kerouac's world, but it's not too far off
The critics' picks from best film to best performers
Down in the Flood, a new documentary chronicling the early collaborative years of Bob Dylan and the Band, debuts on September 25. Making a documentary on these musicians is not a new idea -- we've already seen Martin Scorsese's No Direction Home and The Last Waltz, to name just two -- but given the ... More >>
French director is known as forefather of French New Wave cinema
Despite vivid characterizations, Gomorroah stays on the surface
Joy Division portrait proves the exception to the rock biopic drool
For avant-garde maverick, anger is an energy
Kevin Smith takes stock of his work at shift's end
Spielberg's weighty take on vengeance is a tad lopsided
'Henri Langlois' doesn't just preach to the converted
Hollywood's trilogy of terror frightened the blockbuster into art
Exchange: Perry and Scholtes on Bruce Springsteen Devils & Dust listening party Steve Perry: First I'll say that I don't trust my impressions of anything I've heard once, particularly since we only heard half the record. (And for the record, the half of the closely guarded Springsteen launch codes ... More >>
The Hold Steady's high-voltage crunch happens to sound great in bars. But please don't call them a bar band.
Four critics pick 40 or so favorites--and fail to agree on a single one
Coppola's 'One from the Heart' is no more of a Valentine now than it was in '82
'The Legend of Suriyothai' is an action epic of royal proportions
Ben Affleck finds a risk worth taking in 'Daredevil'
'Cannibalism' director Lizzie Borden feeds on her own extremities
Explaining a "surprise" indie hit's big fat box-office haul
The same old auteurs, profound political films, and baffling Brits
An Oak Street retrospective pulls us back to the flashy days of Eighties cinema
Lhakpa Tsamchoe takes the high road to promote Himalaya
With The Gospel According to St. Matthew, Pier Paolo Pasolini likened the Messiah's sacred flock to the lumpen proletariat
Japanese tough guy Takeshi Kitano goes all soft in Kikujiro
Moshen Makhmalbaf's euphoric cinema reaffirms the basic beauty of life
1999 brought a cinematic bounty to the art house and the multiplex alike
Krzysztof Kieslowski's The Decalogue is a must-see epic of moral dilemmas
Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick's mutual contempt somehow yielded a trio of classics--and one highly unusual case
David Fincher's Fight Club turns macho discontentment into the ultimate dick flick
Unlike the flop-sweating neurotics of his comedies, Albert Brooks the director shows none of the comedian's high anxiety
The movies of '98 posed the question: Haven't we seen this somewhere before?
Performing a Ritual: Matt Damon makes a new case for his old-fashioned director in John Grisham's The Rainmaker.
Hard-Fast and Beautiful: Ida Lupino calls the shots.
Buggin' Out: Director Guillermo Del Toro on the set of Mimic.
Hollywood 1996: Things are changing, and it's all the same.