'Two Raging Grannies' try to figure out the global economy

Sep 16, 2015

'Two Raging Grannies' try to figure out the global economy

As Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone’s scabrous political correspondent, has often observed, one of the ways that Wall Street protects itself is by cloaking its activities in jargon so dense and dull that it’s impenetrable to the average observer. In “Two Raging Grannies,” a documentary ...

Bryce Dallas Howard kicks her high heels up in 'Jurassic World'

Aug 6, 2015

Bryce Dallas Howard kicks her high heels up in 'Jurassic World'

Typical: You spend $150 million on your effects-heavy summer blockbuster, and all people want to talk about is a character’s choice of footwear. When “Jurassic World,” the long-gestating sequel to the original “Jurassic Park” trilogy, opened internationally in June, the film’s producers probably weren’t ...

New theme park, old problems, but 'Jurassic World' is still wild

Aug 6, 2015

New theme park, old problems, but 'Jurassic World' is still wild

Time hasn’t been kind to Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park,” the 1993 blockbuster that paved the way for every CGI-driven popcorn flick of the past two decades. But it isn’t the movie’s visual effects that betray its age: it’s the setting. The film’s titular theme ...

Never mind the lineup: Fuji Rock is more than music

Jul 31, 2015

Never mind the lineup: Fuji Rock is more than music

It has only been three years since Fuji Rock Festival posted its highest-ever attendance figures, with a little help from Radiohead and The Stone Roses, but you wouldn’t have known it from the steady drumbeat of glumness that heralded this year’s edition. Following a ...