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Film, "Lone Survivor": Mark Wahlberg Vs. the Taliban

"Lone Survivor": Mark Wahlberg Vs. the Taliban

As if to atone for his 2012 debacle Battleship, Peter Berg's Lone Survivor is the kind of testosterone-drenched war movie your dad probably liked to watch on Saturday afternoons. Based on a highly disputed book about what the film's poster…
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Film, "Ain’t Them Bodies Saints": Lovely People on a Crime Spree

"Ain’t Them Bodies Saints": Lovely People on a Crime Spree

A leading contender for overrated indie of the year, writer-director David Lowery's preciously '70s-set crime romance is a beautiful bore. The pretentious title should be your tip-off; for all its pseudo-poetic twang, Ain't Them Bodies Saints doesn't really mean much.…
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Film, "Here": New Lovers Take an International Road Trip

"Here": New Lovers Take an International Road Trip

Will (Ben Foster) — a lone-wolf American cartographer on contract to collect data on the ground to match to satellite maps in Armenia's rural, disputed Eastern territory — is bailed out of a lost-in-translation situation by beautiful, feisty, Armenian-born/Paris-schooled photographer…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Messenger

The Messenger

I'm Not There screenwriter Oren Moverman makes his directorial debut with The Messenger, a moving and nuanced drama about the home-front readjustment period for decorated Iraq War hero Will Montgomery (Ben Foster) who, after surviving a roadside blast, has been…
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Calendar, Night&Day Don't Kill

Don't Kill

I'm Not There screenwriter Oren Moverman makes his directorial debut with The Messenger, a moving and nuanced drama about the home-front readjustment period for decorated Iraq War hero Will Montgomery (Ben Foster) who, after surviving a roadside blast, has been…
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Film, Baltimore Bugaloo

Baltimore Bugaloo

Although he couldn't have known it at the time, growing up in Baltimore during the 1950s would prove to be filmmaker Barry Levinson's smartest career move. First in Diner, then in Tin Men, Avalon, and now Liberty Heights, he has…
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