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The Hurt Locker
An elite bomb-dismantling squad in Iraq tread the fine line between keeping themselves alive and coming back for another adrenaline rush.
"...makes for film as riveting and rattling as The Hurt Locker, which had its U.S. premiere at this year's..."

July 10, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

About the Artist: William Schaff
"...Chronicle, all images perpetrated by longtime Okkervil River collaborator William Schaff. Trained at the Maryland Institute College of Art,..."

April 1, 2005 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

Mr. Wonderful
"...Minghella. Starring: Matt Dillon, Annabella Sciorra, Mary-Louise Parker and William Hurt. Minghella's previous film, the elegiac Truly, Madly, Deeply,..."

Oct. 22, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

China Moon
"...are some parallels between the 1981 steamy thriller starring William Hurt and Kathleen Turner and this recent release: against..."

March 11, 1994 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Until the End of the World
Chopped to ribbons by the American distributor upon its initial release, Wenders’ sprawling Odyssean epic is only now seen in its true form, in a positively Homeric 295 minute version.
"...Directed by: Wim Wenders. Starring: Solveig Dommartin, William Hurt, Sam Neill, Rüdiger Volger, Max von Sydow and..."

Feb. 28, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

The Doctor
"...Directed by: Randa Haines. Starring: William Hurt, Christine Lahti, Elizabeth Perkins, Mandy Patinkin, Adam Arkin..."

Aug. 16, 1991 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Proposition
"...by: Lesli Linka Glatter. Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Madeleine Stowe, William Hurt, Neil Patrick Harris, Robert Loggia, Blythe Danner and..."

June 5, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

One True Thing
"...Directed by: Carl Franklin. Starring: Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger, William Hurt, Tom Everett Scott, Lauren Graham and Nicky Katt...."

Sept. 25, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The King
First-time filmmaker James Marsh delivers a Texas gothic that stars Gael García Bernal and William Hurt, but the characters lack depth and humanity.
"...Directed by: James Marsh. Starring: Gael García Bernal, William Hurt, Pell James and Paul Dano. The most frustrating..."

July 7, 2006 Movie Review by Brian Clark

The Yellow Handkerchief
Based on an 800-word story by Pete Hamill, this small-scale relationship drama stars William Hurt, Kristen Stewart, Maria Bello, and Eddie Redmayne.
"...Directed by: Udayan Prasad. Starring: William Hurt, Maria Bello, Kristen Stewart and Eddie Redmayne. Despite..."

April 2, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Blue Butterfly
The Hallmark homilies are all there in this family-friendly feature about a cancer-stricken 10-year-old searching for the elusive morpho butterfly, but when the principals arrive in rainforest country, the film shifts gears and begins to breathe.
"...Directed by: Léa Pool. Starring: William Hurt, Pascale Bussières, Marc Donato, Raoul Trujilo, Topo and..."

Feb. 10, 2006 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A History of Violence
Cronenberg's new horror film implicitly tackles the old question of nature vs. nurture: What are we born with and what do we acquire from our environment?
"...David Cronenberg. Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt and Ashton Holmes. Throughout his career as a..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Trial by Jury
"...Gould. Starring: Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, Armand Assante, Gabriel Byrne and William Hurt. In the first few minutes of Trial By..."

Sept. 16, 1994 Movie Review by Alison Macor

New Territory
Documentarian James Marsh's first narrative effort, 'The King,' is a dark one
"...as Elvis Sandow, the illegitimate son of David Sandow (William Hurt), a born-again preacher in Corpus Christi. David prefers..."

March 10, 2006 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

Mr. Brooks
Serial killers are a dime a dozen in this often beguiling but essentially ludicrous movie that stars Kevin Costner in an unconventional role.
"...by: Bruce A. Evans. Starring: Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, William Hurt, Dane Cook, Marg Helgenberger, Danielle Panabaker, Ruben Santiago-Hudson,..."

June 1, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Altered States
In this uneasy blend of the extreme visuals of director Ken Russell and the bloated dramaturgy of writer Paddy Chayefsky (who disowned this adaptation of his novel), Hurt plays an agnostic psychophysiologist who’s willing to try anything to find life’s answers: sensory deprivation tanks, mushrooms, you name it.
"...Directed by: Ken Russell. Starring: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid and Drew..."

Dec. 2, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Michael
Travolta plays an unkempt, beer-swilling, Beatles-quoting angel who – yes – also dances.
"...Directed by: Nora Ephron. Starring: John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt, Bob Hoskins, Robert Pastorelli, Jean Stapleton and Teri..."

Dec. 27, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Smoke (1995)
"...and eclectic ensemble cast, but with the heart of William Saroyan, and you have something akin to Smoke. Brooklyn..."

May 16, 2003 Screens Review by Steve Uhler

Fall Film Previews
September
"...D: Carl Franklin; with Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger, William Hurt, Nicky Katt, Tom Everett Scott. This screen adaptation..."

Sept. 11, 1998 Screens Feature

Changing Lanes
"...Directed by: Roger Michell. Starring: William Hurt, Amanda Peet, Sydney Pollack, Toni Collette, Kim Staunton,..."

April 12, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dark City
Stunning visuals highlight this story in which a city's inhabitants are the victims of some cosmic experiment being conducted by a race of aliens.
"...Alex Proyas. Starring: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Richard O'Brien and Ian Richardson. You really have..."

Feb. 27, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jane Eyre
"...Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli. Starring: William Hurt, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Joan Plowright, Anna Paquin, Geraldine Chaplin,..."

April 12, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Wild Bill
"...by: Walter Hill. Starring: Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt, Diane Lane, David Arquette and Bruce Dern. Walter Hill..."

Dec. 1, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Smoke
"...Directed by: Wayne Wang and Paul Auster. Starring: William Hurt, Harvey Keitel, Stockard Channing, Harold Perrineau, Forest Whitaker,..."

June 30, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Toute Une Nuit, Window Shopping, Nuit et Jourun Divan $#192; New York
"...D: Chantal Akerman (1996); with Juliette Binoche, William Hurt, Stephanie Buttle, Barbara Garrick. Years ago I found..."

Dec. 31, 1999 Screens Review by Ada Calhoun

The Incredible Hulk
Finally, the Hulk is truly incredible. As of right now, it's Marvel's universe; we just live in it.
"...Louis Leterrier. Starring: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt, Tim Blake Nelson, Ty Burrell and Christina Cabot...."

June 13, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
"...Jake Thomas, Sam Robards, Brendan Gleeson, Daveigh Chase and William Hurt. There's nothing more frustrating than a posthumous work..."

June 29, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Horror, the Horror
William Peter Blatty, author of The Exorcist and screenwriter of the infamously terrifying film, discusses the recently released The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen and his life on both sides of the camera.
"...gallons of split-pea soup: That's how most people remember William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist, directed by William Friedkin in..."

March 24, 2000 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Broadcast News
A meat-on-the-bones romantic comedy set at a tipping point in network news' history
"...terribly besotted with Jane; and new hire Tom Grunick (William Hurt), a kinda-dumb lug with a pretty mug. What..."

Jan. 28, 2011 Screens Review by Kimberley Jones

TV Eye
Mekka Lekka Hi-Mekka Hiney Ho!
"...fantasy and horror writer Richard Christian Matheson, it stars William Hurt as Jason Renshaw, a professional assassin who finds..."

July 7, 2006 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

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