Although Hou Hsiao-Hsien's The Assassin is technically a wuxia film - martial arts, swordplay, the whoosh of arrows in flight - it is much more a film of stillness, quiet, beauty.
In Burnt, opening Friday, Bradley Cooper is Adam Jones, a culinary star desperate for a comeback after torpedoing his career with drugs, drink, and insufferable arrogance. The dramedy, directed by John Wells, costars Daniel Brühl (restaurateur), Sienna Mi
Steve Jobs: Compare and Contrast
Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs isn't the only film treatment of the Apple visionary out there. For a more comprehensive (and perhaps confounding) picture of the man, here are two more titles to consider. Plus, a YouTube video of Jobs' 2005 commencement address to the graduates at Stanford University.
The Last Witch Hunter Vin Diesel is an immortal on the prowl for a coven of evil hags - hags plotting to unleash a plague on New York City. Shot in Pittsburgh, with Rose Leslie, Elijah "Frodo" Wood, and Michael Caine along for the Dungeons & Dragons-esque ride. PG-13
Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine Drawn & Quarterly, 128 pp. $22.96. Stories about parenting and family, illness and stand-up comedy, about porn stars (a case of mistaken identity), about a landscape gardener with grand artistic ambitions fill the pages