In the best year of his career, the once-brotastic actor has played three characters relying on charisma to live outside the law.
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Decoding the references to film history in a movie in love with film history
Films like the soon-to-be-released 'The Descendants' put his movie-star charm to the ultimate, frustrating test: domestic life
From Mulder and Scully to the man who caught John Dillinger, 5 flicks get the bureau right
Elizabeth Olsen's turn as a recovering cult member plays like a psychological horror film—the latest genre, from sci-fi to action, that arthouse flicks have raided
Invisible, infectious killers have proved to be problematic villains for filmmakers
Film-festival season is here, which means prestige flicks aren't far behind
It's not a critique of men being savage but rather a pastiche of other films about men being savage
The new blockbuster formula: recreate the past, add aliens or superpowers
Curl up with these documentary masterpieces before seeing the director's newest
Meathead-management movies tap into workplace anxieties of the moment as well as eternal cubicle-drone angst
Halfway through the year, these 2011 flicks are worth renting
The best depictions of inked-stained wretches outside of 'Citizen Kane' and 'His Girl Friday'
By messing with the number of Best Picture nominees yet again, the Academy makes the awards race less inclusive--and less interesting
The Ben Affleck drama takes on the recession more directly--but less effectively--than others in the recent crop of layoff-minded movies
Drive Angry, now out on DVD, is not a great movie. But it is a great Nicolas Cage movie.
These two studio comedies try to answer big questions, with mixed results
Anticipation for the "New World" director's latest film has been building for months. A guide to getting ready for its release
As his latest documentary, "Cave of Forgotten Dreams," goes into wider release this weekend, a look at the director's lesser-known films