Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020

Steven Soderbergh calls it "the boat movie" even though he's not supposed to call it "the boat movie."

The Queen Mary 2, on which Soderbergh filmed the majority of his new film "Let Them All Talk," is technically a ship, and a big one at that. The thought of making a movie on the $750-...

Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2020

Most directors insist on having final edit approval of their films. Not the creators of "Wireless."

The series on the mobile-platform Quibi employs an ingenious way to tell a story on a smartphone: You see different things on the screen depending on whether you hold your phone vertically...

Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2019

Meryl Streep is describing "the Darwinism of the moment" and not just because her latest film, the Steven Soderbergh-directed Panama Papers satire "The Laundromat," opens with cavemen.

She's talking about the explosion of norms and the niceties of human interaction. We're in an era, she...

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019

Straight, "no chaser" is how NBA agent Ray Burke (Andre Holland) likes his news in "High Flying Bird," and the same could be said for the cinematic preferences of director Steven Soderbergh, whose stripped-down latest is a fleet-footed fast break of a movie.

"High Flying Bird," Soderbergh...

Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018

Steven Soderbergh, who briefly retired from Hollywood after lamenting its timid small-mindedness, has shot his second post-hiatus film entirely on an iPhone.

"Unsane," a pulpy psychological thriller, is an exercise in both genre and technology. It's a B-movie iMovie. And it's 98 minutes...

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

"Populist Pictures" reads the buzzer to Steven Soderbergh's Tribeca office. You might easily mistake it as ironic. It's a grand title for a little nameplate on an otherwise nondescript Manhattan building.

But he means it.

Four years after dramatically quitting moviemaking,...

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

"Logan Lucky " is an easy movie to like, but maybe not love.

In his big return to film after a four-year hiatus (or retirement, if it can even be called that now), Steven Soderbergh has created a sort of cinematic bingo of his well of tricks. Heist movie? Check. Channing Tatum? Check. Not...

Thursday, Apr. 7, 2016

It's the world's oldest profession. It's very popular with amateurs. With or without money changing hands, sex reigns as a transaction that stimulates no end of longing, curiosity and obsession.

No wonder "The Girlfriend Experience" should seduce viewers with this business of...

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014

No rubber gloves. No high-tech instruments. No medical-malpractice lawyers.

Welcome to the Knickerbocker Hospital, aka the Knick, a bloody citadel of healing in circa-1900 Manhattan where great strides are made (soon, an X-ray machine!) even as its...

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

The Directors Guild of America added significant awards season weight to Gravity, bestowing upon Alfonso Cuarón the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film. This bodes well for the pull of Gravity at the Academy Awards...

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