Brooklyn family drama engrosses Cannes

If “Blood Ties” by Guillaume Canet hits all the right notes it’s probably because the partition is a familiar one: an Italian-American family drama based in New York, the gangster’s life, one final hit before I retire. This is a genre in itself. Starring in no particular order Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Marion Cotillard and Billy Crudup, “Ties” also include Clive Owen in the role of the bad guy. ... more >

Where in the world is BILLY CRUDUP?

Billy Crudup's career has been on the rise lately. But was there a lull before that? It's hard to say. This coming weekend he will be appearing alongside Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem in "Eat, Pray, Love." And--rare feat--he has the starring role in a project still in production called "The Convincer," which sources tell me will be out sometimes in June of 2011. So what's eating Billy Crudup, ... more >


So much potential, and yet
Milan Akerman, Patrick Wilson and Billy Crudup
Directed by Zack Snyder

One Thanksgiving, a friend and I had a long, involved conversation with his uncle about the origin, history, and development of the sport of racquetball. It’s a conversation that we still like to make evil fun of. Racquetball was once a game of finesse, we learned. But racquetball was never the same after Marty Whatshisname came along in the seventies, added power, and changed everything. Good ... more >