| May 1, 2013
| 11:36 AM
Baz Luhrmann and the makers of “The Great Gatsby” used varied literary references to shape the film’s screenplay and the actors’ performances. If you’d like to see what inspired production and costume designer Catherine...
| May 11, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Jean-Pierre G. Meyer, former professor and chairman of the Johns Hopkins University mathematics department whose escape from Nazi-occupied France became the subject of a children's book, died April 24 of heart failure at his Guilford residence. He was 83....
| Jun 7, 2013
| 3:13 PM
To wrap up its subscription season, the Baltimore Symphony is performing one of those surefire works beloved by orchestra box offices everywhere, Carl Orff's earthy cantata "Carmina Burana."
In a nice move, music director Marin Alsop has balanced this...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The Writers Guild of America on Sunday unveiled its list of the "101 Best Written TV Series of All Time," topped by HBO's "The Sopranos."
The mob drama created by David Chase (pictured above right with "Sopranos" star James Gandolfini) led the list...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
This letter is in response to Anne Neal's recent commentary, "Cautionary campus tale," (May 30). As a 2008 St. Mary's alumna, I, like many of my fellow alumni, took great umbrage to the broad strokes Ms. Neal attempts to use in painting our alma mater...
| May 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The sadomasochistic musician Isabelle Huppert played in Michael Haneke's "The Piano Teacher" seems positively parochial compared to her very physical cop in "Tip Top," director Serge Bozon's wildly off-kilter tale of two female detectives investigating...
| May 30, 2013
| 1:33 PM
"Now You See Me," which opens Friday, is a caper thriller starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Oscar-winners Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. The film is about an FBI agent and an Interpol detective on the hunt for a team of young illusionists...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:37 PM
An extraterrestrial visitor to the theater of Chicagoland this year might well conclude that the good people of 17th-century France had both exceptional timing and more than a passing familiarity with Twitter.
Hot on the heels of "The School for Lies,"...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:30 PM
"I have infinite tenderness for you," one woman tells another in "Blue Is the Warmest Color," and it's a sentiment that also describes director Abdellatif Kechiche's attitude toward his characters in this searingly intimate, daringly attenuated portrait...
| May 25, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The unhealed wounds of post-apartheid South Africa get a brutal but superficial once-over in Jerome Salle's savagely violent cop thriller "Zulu." Toplining Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker as two detectives uniquely scarred by their nation's cruel racial...
| May 26, 2013
| 11:05 AM
CANNES, France — When is a lesbian coming-of-age drama not a lesbian coming-of-age drama?
We’ll let this year’s Cannes Film Festival jury president take that one: When “it’s a great love story” first and foremost, as...