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The Essential Movie Library #26: Heat (1995)

Heat prowls a city that has no respect for either interiors or exteriors, where walls are as transient as everything else.

The Essential Movie Library #21: Blade Runner (1982)

Dismissed by critics and the public it became to movies what The Velvet Underground & Nico was to music.

True Crime: Phil Spector’s Real Defense Attorney Weighs in on HBO Movie

"I got a call on my phone and someone said, 'Hello, Linda? This is Dave Mamet.' Your first reaction is, I’m being punked."

The Essential Movie Library #9: Double Indemnity (1944)

Barbara Stanwyck is the golden dominatrix lashing schlub Fred MacMurray—cast over tough guys George Raft and Alan Ladd in a brilliantly counter-intuitive coup—to the service of her homicidal machinations.

The Essential Movie Library #1: The Godfather Trilogy (1972, 1974, 1990)

The great American film epic, its first two parts are mostly perfect, and when they aren’t, the whole overwhelms the sum.

The Cop Whisperer

No filmmaker has captured the LAPD like writer-director David Ayer, whose latest, End of Watch, delves into the inner lives of those who protect and serve