Method actors are a dedicated lot. In the quest for authenticity, these actors have been known to gain (or lose) half their body weight for roles, train with the military, and live in remote terrain. Sometimes there are casualties, like when Johnny Depp fell off a horse while filming The Lone Ranger ... More >>
A little over 20 years ago, Steve Martorano -- number seven on our Tastemaker countdown -- was on his way back up north. His dreams of opening a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale didn't work out and the cook (he doesn't like the word chef) was at the airport, waiting for a flight to Philadelphia. Then, ... More >>
Everyone knows Miami is the place Hollywood goes calling when it wants sexy done right. Various films, from The Godfather, Part II to Scarface to Pain & Gain, have been shot in the Magic City. But what many don't know is that a lot of films were also shot in Fort Lauderdale. And we're not just ... More >>
With all the trash-talking and name-calling that goes on during presidential elections, it's high time we go back to the way these things were settled according to what we learned from watching Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York: with fisticuffs. That's exactly what Esquire magazine and Yahoo! New ... More >>
Public records? FuggedaboutitWith a governor who once invoked the Fifth Amendment 75 times, it's only fitting that his administration instills mafia codes into their office policy, which seems like something plucked straight from a Martin Scorsese film. Anyone who's seen the classic movie "Casino ... More >>
Miami Book Fair International gets graphic
New York cop drama holds the audience hostage
Seniors Scorsese and the Stones together again
It's an annual Academy Awards ritual; after watching the overhyped event that you sense is dictated by some nameless eminence grise in a backroom (perhaps an inscrutable wheelchair-bound dwarf) you get the morning coverage regurgitating it in listless fashion with nothing new or remotely interesting ... More >>
We go into the Ask a Mexican archives for a holiday treat.
A hero of the Hong Kong new wave returns the compliment.
Feel-good football tale scores with charm and sincerity.
With Cinderella Man, Ron Howard finally scores a knockout
If you weren't at this landmark blues concert, Lightning in a Bottle will do
Cruel, vapid, and unfunny, this Shark bites
Peter Bogdanovich wasn't dead. He was just acting like it.
The Band dances The Last Waltz, but can time heal old wounds?
Albert and Allen Hughes deliver a sensuous but grisly message From Hell
The Crew is four semitough guys shooting blanks at sunset
DVDs pull back the curtain on the movies, but do you really want to see the Wizard?
Bringing Out the Dead