2013—The year’s best

So much to be thankful for

Best hairdo: Bobby Canavale's nape in "Blue Jasmine." Best scene: Greta Gerwig running in "Frances Ha" to David Bowie's "Modern Love." Best newcomer: Barkhad Abdi in "Captain Phillips." Best acting award: New York City in "Inside Llewyn Davis." Best documentary: "The Act of killing." So much to be thankful for this year. Here are my favorites among those films which had an official U.S. ... more >

“Captain Phillips” to open TOKYO FEST

This year marks Tokyo Fest's 26th edition

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) announced that "Captain Phillips" directed by Oscar nominee Paul Greengrass has been selected as festival opener. "Captain Phillips" stars two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks in the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama (WATCH trailer) "The Kiyosu Conference," ... more >

The Green Zone

[rating=1] Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass team up again and they've brought their shaky, handheld camera along. It’s Jason Bourne in a non-Jason Bourne movie, but it stands right up there with those films. Based on Rajiv Chandrasekran’s book, it takes place during the early days of the Iraq war. Damon is Army Chief Roy Miller, baffled by poor intelligence that has so far led to squat in ... more >