'Hail, Caesar!': The Coen brothers miss a few pins

Film / Reviews May 11, 2016

'Hail, Caesar!': The Coen brothers miss a few pins

by Giovanni Fazio

The Coen Brothers have always been critical darlings, but their 17th film, the 1950s Hollywood-set comedy "Hail, Caesar!" has shown an unusually wide gap between critical raves and tepid audience response. This despite a star-studded cast that includes George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin, ...

James Bond deals with some old ghosts in 'Spectre'

Film Dec 3, 2015

James Bond deals with some old ghosts in 'Spectre'

by George Hadley-Garcia

It has been a long time since the world of "Bond, James Bond" has included global gang of evil-doers SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) — an organization that, early on, produced so many formidable foes. Its last appearance was in 1971's ...

'Spectre' relies on tired Bond film conventions

Film / Reviews Dec 2, 2015

'Spectre' relies on tired Bond film conventions

by James Hadfield

So this is it. After four outings as the world's best-dressed sociopath, Daniel Craig has announced that he's done playing 007. In a recent interview with London's Time Out, the 47-year-old actor declared with typically British understatement that he'd rather "slash my wrists" than ...