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Rip Torn: All in the Family
"...When Rip Torn takes the stage on Friday, March 9, to induct..."

March 9, 2001 Screens Feature by Margaret Moser

Torn
New documentary sees a family in a legendary mountaineer’s shadow
"...one of the many family friends who appear in Torn, his documentary about his father, famous climber Alex Lowe,..."

Jan. 14, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

AFS Essential's Torn From the Motherland: Films From the African Diaspora
Oct. 23-Nov. 20
"...the latest version of their ongoing Essential Cinema series, Torn From the Motherland: Films From the African Diaspora. During..."

Oct. 19, 2007 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Family Planning Torn Asunder
House strips funding for women's health care

April 8, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Torn Curtain

Aug. 26, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Where the Rivers Flow North
"...Directed by: Jay Craven. Starring: Rip Torn, Tantoo Cardinal, Michael J. Fox, Bill Raymond and Treat..."

July 29, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tropic of Cancer
"...Directed by: Joseph Strick. Starring: Rip Torn, Ellen Burstyn, Phil Brown, David Bauer and Laurence Ligneres...."

Aug. 13, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Dolly Dearest
"...Crosby, Sam Bottoms, Chris Demetral, Candy Hutson and Rip Torn. Let's define our terms here. If you're going to..."

Oct. 25, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

On the Ropes
"...his shoulder. Clearly the film's best athlete, Walton is torn between his allegiance to Harry, who brought him to..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Beat That My Heart Skipped
A character study of a young man torn between disparate career paths as either an enforcer for his slumlord father or a virtuoso pianist, is underserved by its prosaic realism and adds little to the original.
"...It’s a character study of a young, 30-ish man torn between two seemingly schizophrenic career paths as either a..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Hidden Life
Malick's Nazi-era drama sees the heart and soul overriding the State
"...evocative study of an Austrian farmer and his family torn asunder after he refuses to answer the Nazi’s call..."

Dec. 20, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Aquaman
The underwater superhero brings long-awaited color to DC's films
"...half-brother’s (Wilson) plan to conquer humanity, Arthur finds himself torn between his loyalty to the surface world and the..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Wildlife
Gyllenhaal and Mulligan burn in this period marriage drama
"...For an interview with director Paul Dano, read "Torn Apart by Wildlife," Oct. 26...."

Nov. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Danielle White

Traffik
Sleazy modern exploitation falls off its poorly staked moral high ground.
"...the horror of this modern-day subjugation while objectifying its torn-and-tattered female prey like a grimy photo spread in a..."

April 27, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Ismael's Ghosts
French drama follows the artist split between two women.
"...preoccupied with Ismael, the tortured artist (ah, the French!), torn between two women, oscillating from one dilemma to another...."

April 13, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The House
They say the house always wins, but sometimes ...
"...The torn-from-the-headlines premise about middle-class parents who are financially unable to..."

July 7, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Everyday I Love You
Filipino romance
"...press time. In this Filipino romance, a woman is torn between her loyalties to her boyfriend, who is in..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

August: Osage County
Plates are broken and egos are trampled on in this wonderful ensemble rendition of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
"...mouth. In the days that follow, old scabs are torn off, new wounds are inflicted, a long-kept secret is..."

Jan. 10, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Snitch
A socially conscious action adventure that stars Dwayne Johnson, Snitch is an indictment of our federal minimum-punishment guidelines for drug offenses.
"...the entire cast is also excellent. Unfortunately, Snitch is torn between being an ideological drama and a more traditional..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

The Tree of Life
Terrence Malick's latest film bursts with unbridled ambition and vision, and while it doesn't always reach the heights for which it aims, it soars boldly and fearlessly.
"...the story’s central figure. Throughout his life, Jack is torn by the contradictory pulls of the “way of nature,”..."

June 3, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Vampires Suck
From the filmmaking team that gave us Disaster Movie and Meet the Spartans comes this inevitable spoof of teen vampire movies.
"...Crane, who, after moving to Sporks, Wash., finds herself torn between pale vamp Edward Sullen (Lanter) and budding wolfdude..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Bounty Hunter
In this romantic comedy, Gerard Butler is a bounty hunter charged with capturing his ex-wife, played by Jennifer Aniston.
"...Butler's Milo, a hard-drinking, fisticuffs-loving lout of a man torn asunder from within by a painful divorce from his..."

March 26, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Ghost Writer
Polanski is back in the saddle with his new political mystery thriller, which stars Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan.
"...little roundelay of intrigue with a veracity that seems torn from newspaper headlines. (And here, I’m talking specifically about..."

Feb. 26, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Caramel
The denizens of a beauty parlor in Beirut depend on one another for friendship and support in this lovely Lebanese film.
"...eyes because it depicts a Beirut that is not war-torn by religious strife and dominated by artillery-pocked buildings and..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Glastonbury
The sense of total immersion in England's Glastonbury Festival is breathlessly complete in Julien Temple's everywhere-at-once music documentary.
"...of being in the crush, up against the barricades, torn between the need for a restroom and the need..."

April 13, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of Lost Boys of Sudan
This multiaward-winner from Sundance 2006 follows three “lost boys” of the Sudan, chronicling three years of their journey in the United States, while revealing as much about American life as African life.
"...since childhood from their villages in the south of war-torn Sudan. After wandering sub-Saharan Africa on the brink of..."

Feb. 2, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Blood Diamond
This action-packed take on the issue of blood diamonds is an example of social critique masquerading as cineplex fodder.
"...mercenary who now operates a lucrative diamond-smuggling trade in war-torn Sierra Leone. When he hears of the discovery of..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

After Innocence
This documentary raises staggering questions about virtually every aspect of the criminal-justice system as it follows what happens to several convicts who have been exonerated by DNA evidence submitted by the Innocence Project.
"...clear that the prosecution is in the wrong, one attorney correctly points out that Scheck’s organization is committed to..."

Feb. 24, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The White Countess
The final collaboration between director Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant is a gorgeous slice of Merchant Ivoryisms (thanks in large part to the lushly vertiginous cinematography of DP Christopher Doyle) that nevertheless fails to equal the team’s greatest works.
"...spot-on performances, which echo the heartsick downward spirals of war-torn romances the cinematic world over. The script, by Kazuo..."

Feb. 3, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mickey
Mega-author John Grisham wrote and financed the making of this Little League baseball film starring Harry Connick Jr.
"...Salinas in particular is fine as a young boy torn between his love of the game and his love..."

May 14, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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