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Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
Cops might do well to position their speed traps near movie theaters wherever the new film "Ford v Ferrari" is playing. They might fund their whole year's budget busting speeders peeling out of the parking lots.
This infectious and engrossing story of the 1966 showdown on a French...
Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
France's legendary Le Mans race, the central contest depicted in James Mangold's "Ford v Ferrari," runs more than 3,000 miles over the course of 24 hours. But that's nothing compared to the distance Christian Bale had to cover coming off playing Dick Cheney in "Vice."
"When I first signed...
Sunday, May. 26, 2019
Christian Bale remembers hunkering down in front of a television set with his father to watch Formula One races, back in the glory days of Alain Prost, Jacques Laffite and Nelson Piquet.
They even went to Brands Hatch before F1 left the circuit near Kent, England.
So the actor who'...
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018
Christian Bale had a choice to make. He'd been hemming and hawing about Adam McKay's very unconventional proposition that he play Dick Cheney in a biopic about the former vice president of the United States, and his deadline to decide was coming up.
"I thought it was going to be...
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018
Blow your nose, and you'll miss the split-second shot of a younger Donald Trump in "Vice," Adam McKay's exhaustingly entertaining (and entertainingly exhausting) Dick Cheney movie.
But make no mistake: the filmmaker wants us to be thinking about Trump. What he's telling us — implicitly,...
Saturday, Mar. 5, 2016
Christian Bale plays a screenwriter who has lost his own narrative in Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups," an expressionistic portrait of the city that Hollywood calls home, the temptations in an industry of excess, and the quest for...