Sunday, September 24, 2017

Steven Soderbergh

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

"Populist Pictures" reads the buzzer to Steven Soderbergh's Tribeca office. You might easily mistake it as ironic. It's a grand title for a little nameplate on an otherwise nondescript Manhattan building.

But he means it.

Four years after dramatically quitting moviemaking,...

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

"Logan Lucky " is an easy movie to like, but maybe not love.

In his big return to film after a four-year hiatus (or retirement, if it can even be called that now), Steven Soderbergh has created a sort of cinematic bingo of his well of tricks. Heist movie? Check. Channing Tatum? Check. Not...

Thursday, Apr. 7, 2016

It's the world's oldest profession. It's very popular with amateurs. With or without money changing hands, sex reigns as a transaction that stimulates no end of longing, curiosity and obsession.

No wonder "The Girlfriend Experience" should seduce viewers with this business of...

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014

No rubber gloves. No high-tech instruments. No medical-malpractice lawyers.

Welcome to the Knickerbocker Hospital, aka the Knick, a bloody citadel of healing in circa-1900 Manhattan where great strides are made (soon, an X-ray machine!) even as its...

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

The Directors Guild of America added significant awards season weight to Gravity, bestowing upon Alfonso Cuarón the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film. This bodes well for the pull of Gravity at the Academy Awards...