Word and Film is celebrating the holidays with the hamminess that an eclectic group of gentleman actors brings to the screen.
For all its charms of sumptuous food, football, films and family, Thanksgiving has its share of dysfunction — a great recipe for drama and comedy in film.
More than twenty years after breaking into film as a Goonie, Josh Brolin has emerged as a Hollywood go-to guy. Here’s a look back — and ahead.
With Sunday’s series finale, the acclaimed AMC crime drama ‘Breaking Bad’ wraps up a modern-day Greek tragedy.
As Robert De Niro makes his latest turn in comedy, W&F looks at some other gentlemen who turned on the post-roughness comedy.
From writing our ABCs to finishing dissertations, school plays a pivotal part in life, so it’s no surprise that filmmakers love to take us there.
You know the type: goofy enough for a mental vacation but not so inane that you become frustrated. Preposterous premise, hokey dialogue and unbelievable stunts, but it somehow works.
As ‘Ways to Live Forever’ lands in theaters, Word & Film looks at this and other movie adaptations whose adolescent protagonists exhibited wisdom well beyond their years.
With ‘The Way, Way Back’ opening this week and ‘The Spectacular Now’ coming next month, a warm-weather tradition continues: the coming-of-age epiphany movie. Start with a youth in transition (‘The Wackness’) or a restless adult with unresolved issues (‘A Walk on the Moon’). Add a vacation (‘Dirty Dancing’), a road trip (‘Little Miss Sunshine’) or a summer job (‘Adventureland’). Mix in a mentor, a lover or some other catalyst, and laugh, cry, or wince at the growing pains.