The Best Roles of Peter O’Toole, Dead at 81

Long considered to be one of the most talented film stars ever, Peter O’Toole held what must have been a frustrating distinction. O’Toole, who died on Dec. 14 at age 81 in London, is the performer nominated most often for a best actor Oscar – eight times - without winning. O’Toole, best known for his role as T.E. Lawrence in the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia, was passed over so many times that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences …

“For Greater Glory”: When Mexico Went Loco

  En español | Every bit as earnest and ambitious as the characters it portrays, For Greater Glory, a war drama about an uprising against Mexico’s oppressive 1920s-era government, is the kind of movie I really didn’t think they made anymore: a sweeping account torn from the pages of history, driven by conflicted characters based on real people.             You know, it’s  a little movie. Like Lawrence of Arabia and Patton.             As those epics did, For Greater Glory takes …