Ben Affleck directs and stars in this based-on-a-true-story drama of the rescue of American hostages in Iran that won the Oscar for best picture
Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin costar in this zippy mix of caper comedy, sexy romantic comedy, and Pythonesque zaniness, one of the funniest films of the 1980s.
Alfred Hitchcock’s frothiest entertainment delivers glamor and romance with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly on the French Riviera where a cat burglar is stealing the jewels of rich tourists.
FBI agent Tom Hanks chases check forger Leonardo DiCaprio in Steven Spielberg’s lively take on the true story of a con man who successfully passed himself off as a pilot, a lawyer, and a doctor, and passed over $4 million in forged checks, all before his 21st birthday.
The Asphalt Jungle (1950) is one of John Huston’s rare forays into the genre that would later be called film noir. His first, The Maltese Falcon (1941), helped set the template of the private eye noir. Ten years later, working from an adaptation of the caper novel by W.R. Burnett scripted in collaboration with the […]
There’s something of a shaggy dog story quality to Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), an offbeat road movie / caper film starring Clint Eastwood as Thunderbolt, an ex-thief on the run from his former partners, and Jeff Bridges as a hotshot kid who calls himself Lightfoot and decides to become this flinty veteran’s sidekick. They’re unlikely […]
I like to think of Cinemax as the grindhouse version of HBO: not as exclusive, not as ambitious, not as high-toned (late night Cinemax wasn’t called “Skinemax” for nothing). And it’s the same when it comes to original programming, the cable TV mark of distinction. Where HBO boasts such impressive productions as The Wire and […]
Here’s what’s new and ready to stream now on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney+, video-on-demand, and other streaming services … Kate Winslet plays fossil hunter Mary Anning and Saoirse Ronan is a young woman sent to the sea for her health in “Ammonite” (2020, R), a fictional love story inspired by the real […]