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Who Killed The New ‘RoboCop’?

The Retouchables is a column examining the recycling of pop-cultural properties. Future installments will discuss remakes in development, or that […]

Wise, Funny Poems, Saved From The Trash Bin In The Nick Of ‘Time’

It always feels good to see a poet rescued from oblivion. Michael Benedikt (1935-2007), a prominent figure in the poetry […]

Book News: Year’s Oddest Title? ‘Pie-ography,’ ‘Working Class Cats’ In Running

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly. The shortlist for the Diagram Prize for the […]

Zola’s Scandalous Raquin Clan, Sordid ‘Secret’ And All

Emile Zola was one of the founders of naturalism, and his first major work, 1867′s Therese Raquin, is full of […]

‘Pompeii’: In Ancient Rome, A Hot 3-D Mess

You can say this for director Paul W.S. Anderson: He gets the basic purpose of 3-D movies. While the current […]

One Conflict, One Wall, Two Sides Of The Arab-Israeli World

American art-house audiences are being offered an intriguing exercise in double vision over the next couple of weeks: two movies […]

Russell Says At Last, He’s Making The Films He ‘Was Meant To Make’

Filmmaker David O. Russell first talked with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross back in 1994, and two decades later, he tells […]

If You Like The Old ‘About A Boy,’ You May Not Like The New ‘About A Boy’

If you’re familiar with the Nick Hornby book or the 2002 film of About A Boy, you will find that […]

It Still Feels Good To Yell: I’m ‘Mad As Hell’

It may have been “mad” as in angry or “mad” as in deranged. Either way, almost 40 years ago, screenwriter […]

Bob And Linda Read Internet Movie Reviews, Part Six: Nebraska

This year, we wanted to look back at the nine best picture nominees and remind ourselves — and you — […]

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