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Arts and Culture Archive

October 15, 2012
Hollywood Saves

Ben Affleck mashes up political thrills with movie-business satire in Argo.

March 5, 2012
If Ingmar Bergman Were Funny

Friends With Kids is the best breeder movie in years.

April 23, 2012
The Losing Kind

Important dogs and boyfriends go missing in Goodbye First Love and Darling Companion.

February 6, 2012
A Month of Bummers

In this chilly gray season, four new films that don’t do uplift.

November 28, 2011
How Dangerous Is Michael Fassbender?

From X-Men to sex addict, a Jungian look at his 2011.

April 23, 2012
The John Cusack Affair

Robbing the Getty Museum with Malibu’s most whimsical maniac.

November 14, 2011
J. Edgar Hoover’s Trophy Boy

Armie Hammer, ex-Winklevii, got his break playing a young Billy Graham.

November 14, 2011
First World Problems

Lars von Trier’s 'Melancholia' is madly overblown—and, despite itself, better for it.

March 5, 2012
The Patchouli Premise

Wanderlust takes a weary idea (city slickers move to a commune) and somehow gets new laughs.

February 20, 2012
Tabloid Trainee

Justin Theroux has Hollywood all figured out. Except the part about being famous.

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