As fall begins this week, many storytellers including Hollywood screenwriters are pushing their best comedies and dramas into the box office in time for the awards' season. And the best stories have one thing in comma: good storytelling.
Last week, we lost a comedic icon. The death of Robin Williams is a bitter ending to a man who delighted millions through entertainment.
Editor's note: Following the death of James Garner last week, movie archive reviewer Andrew Akers selected "36 Hours" to pay tribute to the famous actor.
Friday is Independence Day, a time to celebrate everything it means to be American.
Last week, I passed the six-month mark since I quit smoking. To be exact, it has been 189 days without a cigarettes.
"Hell's Angels" has everything it needs to be a great modern war film.
June will mark six months since I quit smoking. In preparation for that, I want to reflect on my past.
Mickey Rooney was a man who lit up the silver screen for decades. Often known for his portrayal of the clean-cut Andy Hardy in the film series of the same name, Rooney also made a brief foray into crime noir.
Last week marked four months since I quit smoking.
Basketball is nearly inescapable this time of the year. The NCAA Men's Final Four Championship is right around the corner and people are obsessing over the brackets.
Cigarette manufacturers have received flak for the health dangers of their products since the first surgeon general's report on the subject was released in 1964. Parents, activists and even former Marlboro men have spoken out against their products and practices.
With the Academy Awards only four days away, it seemed an appropriate time to revisit the Oscars of years past.
From "The Big Lebowski" to "The Hunger Games," Philip Seymour Hoffman played in many iconic movies throughout the years.
January was an important month for former smokers. It marked the 50th anniversary of the first surgeon's general report on smoking.
"Lawrence of Arabia" is one of those movies I have always heard about but never took the time to watch. At almost 3½ hours long, I needed more than an idle recommendation from a friend or family member before I could commit to it.