By the time Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker in Christopher Nolan's 2008 The Dark Knight was finally seen by critics and audiences, talk of a posthumous Oscar reached a fever pitch. Naturally, the inclination to compare Ledger's work to past posthumous landmarks proved tempting, and many list ... More >>
LA's Warpaint play tonight at the Luminary Center for the Arts. From left, Theresa Wayman, Jenny Lee Lindberg, Stella Mogzawa, Emily Kokal(front).The Los Angeles four-piece Warpaint crafts haunting dreampsych with iridescent harmonies and filmy reverb, but don't label them as an all-girl band ... More >>
Image viaSucks to be Robert Henderson. Investigators reportedly followed the Grandview man into a Lee's Summit movie theater in July 2008, watched as he slid a camcorder out of his winter parka -- yes, a parka in July (doh!) -- and proceeded to catch him taping The Dark Knight.Fast-forward to Feb ... More >>
Hours before the U.S. Senate vote on health care late last night, Heath Ledger-esque posters of Senator Claire McCaskill went up on telephone poles and lampposts across the metro region. Blogger GatewayPundit is curating sight'ems. www.gatewaypundit.firstthings.comSimilar caricatures of President ... More >>
Editor's note: Here's a short piece by Village Voice Media film writer Nathan Lee about the passing of actor Heath Ledger: Jonathan Wenk/Weinstein Company He's not here: Heath Ledger as Bob Dylan in I'm Not There What I want to say about the death of Heath Ledger is...nothing. No speculation on w ... More >>
The elusive Bob Dylan, masterfully considered, in I'm Not There.
Children of Men
Week of December 14, 2006
Down from the mountain, a softly lit Heath Ledger can't save this by-the-numbers Aussie drug flick.
Highlights from the second week of the St. Louis International Film Festival.
Ledger plays it straight as Casanova's lustful lead
Our critics chew on the film trends of '05
Ledger and Gyllenhaal are cowboys in love in Ang Lee's wrenching Brokeback Mountain
Unreal finds an angry blogger with a lot to say (most of it not suitable for work), gets expert analyses of Wash. U. students' attractiveness and gives a pop quiz to potential padres
Terry Gilliam returns, with no one but himself to blame
Week of August 24, 2005
The Z-Boys roll into Dogtown again, and truth is cooler than fiction
In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, 05 may be a pleasant surprise.
A gay movie buff takes tips from Cary Grant
My Life Without Me strums lively chords in the face of death
Week of September 3, 2003
The boy-to-man adventure of The Four Feathers returns for a new generation
A racist Billy Bob gets funky in Monster's Ball
Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks grow up, more or less, and move to a dorm
As promised, Brian Helgeland's new movie rocks
Heath Ledger's in no rush to be a star. Why's everyone else in a hurry?
Josie doesn't pussyfoot around: You're being brainwashed by pop
Directed by Roland Emmerich