Video: Familial dismantlement

by Richard GouldThe Swedish FORCE MAJEURE is a reminder that movies about family come in 31 flavors, and I’ve never seen one that strikes...

Talking Pictures: The need for speed

“Drifting is not about speed,” explains Lino Ramos, of Sonoma Raceway, where he founded the popular weekly “Wednesday Night Drift” program. “Drifting,” he says,...

Video: Scenes on the mind

by Richard GouldInception, with its turgid stretches and pages of expository dialogue, thrilled audiences with a time trip they had never been on before--and...

Feature: The tsunami is coming!

by Mal KarmanMarin filmmaker Cynthia Harrison’s documentary, Silver Tsunami, about the flood of aging Baby Boomers that’s about to hit the mainland (and the...

Video: Gangland drama

by Richard GouldTHE DROP is a poignant closer for the actor, who was beginning to show amazing new depths of range and feeling in...

Talking Pictures: Choosing thrills over frills

by David TempletonBlech.That’s a loose paraphrase.Think of that quote more as the mostly-silent-but-enthusiastic pantomime of a retching action of a 7-year-old girl eating a...

Video: Rock on?

by Richard GouldChris Rock's TOP FIVE fits the bill - ”It has more drama than any drama I've done,” he says in a Blu-ray...

Video: Oscar-snubbed and CIA-recruited

by Richard GouldTwo new releases make it a Blu-ray weekend to savor:  First, the Oscar-snubbed FOXCATCHER, Bennett Miller's haunting and meditative story of the real-life tragedy...

Video: Road trip

 by Richard GouldTHE TRIP TO ITALY premiered at Sundance last January as the sequel to Michael Winterbottom's The Trip, a BBC TV series-turned-theatrical release...

Talking Pictures: Love at first reel

by David TempletonWe don’t always get what we want in life,” muses Billie Cox, “and our lives are never perfectly shaped. But wishes come...