Actors are accustomed to studying a subject for a brief, intense period and then being treated like experts. Hugh Jackman’s advocacy for fair-trade coffee began with that burst of enthusiasm, but settled into a business that distills complex global economics into a simple message: We
In the creatively combative trio The Police, guitarist Andy Summers is the quiet one, less comfortable with the spotlight than singer/bassist Sting, and more reserved than drummer Stewart Copeland. Director Andy Grieve uses Summers’s memoir One Train Later as the basis for Can’t Stand Losing
With his thick New Yawk accent, John Wojtowicz eagerly recalls what led him to rob a Chase Manhattan Bank in Brooklyn on August 22, 1972. The ensuing hostage situation and media circus was immortalized in Dog Day Afternoon.
The ever-so-slightly fractured fairy tale Room on the Broom is pure delight, like the bubbly laugh of the witch who collects a menagerie of unlikely traveling companions. With a dash of drollery, Simon Pegg crisply narrates the text of Julia Donaldson’s picture book.
Stieg Larsson’s intricate mystery The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is a page-turner, and the Swedish filmmakers who adapted the first book of his Millennium trilogy capture that feeling of constant forward motion in a lengthy, engrossing thriller, rearranging some of the ornate plotting while