| May 4, 2008
10 Bad Dates With De Niro
A Book of Alternative Movie Lists
Edited by Richard T. Kelly
Overlook/Rookery: 460 pp., $29.95
Movie geeks are list-making animals. It begins with the frenzied -- and nonsensical -- annual compilation of "10 best lists" (as...
| Jan 22, 2009
| 6:09 AM
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," a fable about a man who ages in reverse, dominated the 81st annual Academy Award nominations this morning, earning 13 nods, including best film, best actor for Brad Pitt and best director for David Fincher.
| Nov 29, 2009
One of our most endearing qualities as a species is how thoroughly we examine a man-made disaster after it happens, as if understanding one crisis could, despite all evidence to the contrary, ward off the next one.
To help us comprehend our current...
| Dec 26, 2008
Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize-winning British playwright who addressed the isolation, fear and brutality of life in an original style that changed the face of 20th century theater, has died. He was 78.
Pinter, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for...
| Jan 23, 2009
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has forced the cruelest result upon Kate Winslet, nominating her for best actress for her indelible performance as a onetime concentration camp guard in "The Reader" but skipping over her other acclaimed...
| Jan 23, 2009
They are now the leading contenders for the top Academy Award -- and although "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" could hardly be more different in plot, style, spirit and budget, they epitomize the increasingly perilous path...
| Oct 16, 2008
| 7:01 AM
Unlike its subject, "W." can't win. At this point in the current administration, I doubt even Oliver Stone wants to see an Oliver Stone film about the life and exceptional good luck enjoyed (and squandered, if you agree with the filmmaker and his...
| May 2, 2008
Fox 2000 is developing a biopic of British chanteuse Dusty Springfield to be produced by and star Nicole Kidman.
The project will reunite Kidman with Michael Cunningham, whose book "The Hours" (adapted by David Hare) became a vehicle for Kidman's Oscar-...
| Dec 7, 2007
"Atonement" begins on a sweltering 1935 summer day, on the grounds of an English country house buckling, imperceptibly, under the weight of forbidden fruit.
The atmosphere of elegant rot suffusing director Joe Wright's film, a beautiful follow-up to...
| Dec 11, 2008
| 4:30 PM
Da boys did good at da Globes... The Golden Globes - Hollywood's silliest awards - seemed to me kind of un-silly in the TV categories, but a coupla exceptions. Check 'em out below... Observations? The obvious ones. "30 Rock"......
| Jan 21, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Not unusually cold weather, rare snowfalls or the continuing recession seem to thwart arts audiences here. On a recent trip, I found that galleries at London’s major museums were so full it was difficult to get close to the artworks.......