Simplifying Thompson's tormented self for the screen.
Azazel Jacobs successfully (and emotionally) mines his childhood in Momma's Man.
An epic gusher, Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood strikes oil, and then some
Silver City plants a shrub where it wants to dig up a Bush
At the Virginia City International Camel Races, the camels may go fast or slow, but the riders are always appreciative
The Castro's renovation is a work in progress
Director John Ford is "America's Shakespeare," says the author of a new biography
How does Dashiell Hammett fan William Arney know he's living in Hammett's old apartment? Simple: detective work.
Film Arts Festival; Kenneth Anger; Going Places
Michael Sragow finds eight good films, and countless condescending duds, in a year at the movies
How Curtis Hanson brought James Ellroy's epic crime novel L.A. Confidential to the screen