Film


Flirting with the ghost of Van Gogh

WHEN Willem Dafoe was limbering up to play Vincent Van Gogh in a new film about the famously tormented painter, he did something that will give museum curators nightmares for years to come. He was leafing ...

September 9, 2018, Sunday


Redford riding off into the sunset

IN “The Old Man and the Gun,” elderly bank robber Forrest Tucker, played by Robert Redford, walks up to a bank teller, smiles, says a few words in a kindly manner and collects a heap of money. Later when ...

September 2, 2018, Sunday


An Asian August arrives in Hollywood: hit or flop?

PHIL Yu is excited. The Los Angeles-based blogger saw an advance screening months ago of “Crazy Rich Asians” and now the first Hollywood movie in 25 years with an all-Asian cast has arrived in theaters ...

August 19, 2018, Sunday


The crazy rise of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ star Henry Golding

HENRY Golding was working as a travel show host in Singapore when news broke that “Crazy Rich Asians” was going to be a movie. The city, he remembers, was abuzz about a major Hollywood production coming ...

August 19, 2018, Sunday


A Cindarella story brings home dream role for Constance Wu

CONSTANCE Wu had resigned herself to the fact that “Crazy Rich Asians” was not going to work out for her. She was under contract for her sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat,” both were filming in the fall, and ...

August 19, 2018, Sunday


Christopher Robin back in his Hundred Acre Wood

THE misfortune of “Christopher Robin” is not only that it comes a year after “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” an earnest if sentimental tale about Winnie-the-Pooh author A.A. Milne and his son, Christopher ...

August 19, 2018, Sunday


Transgender fraternity seeking Hollywood respect and roles

When actress Scarlett Johansson reversed course recently and canceled plans to play a transgender man in the film “Rub &...

August 12, 2018, Sunday


More Mamma Mia fun and frolics!

MAMMA Mia! Here We Go Again” is a wholly ridiculous movie — but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s the kind of movie that feels and sounds like a summer vacation should: fizzy, lively, low-stakes and soundtracked ...

July 22, 2018, Sunday


Equalizer 2 a guilty pleasure for Denzel

YOU won’t usually find Denzel Washington in a movie sequel. He just doesn’t do them. Something about not wanting to repeat himself. So there must be something special indeed for him to break his own rule ...

July 22, 2018, Sunday


Ant-Man punches above his weight

NOT since Animal against the advice of Dr Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker ingested Insta-Growth pills has a movie had as much fun with scale as “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” Among the greatest threats to the shape-shifting ...

July 8, 2018, Sunday




 

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