Story | Nov 26, 2013 | 6:18 AM
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Story | Jan 24, 2014 | 2:30 PMLeaving aside Kurosawa's Japanese epic "Ran" and "A Thousand Acres," the 1997 adaptation of novelist Jane Smiley's relocation of Shakespeare to Iowa, there hasn't been a successful screen version of "King Lear." But the epic scale, and near permanent soundtrack, of Sam Mendes' much feted but strenuous new National Theater production suggests the helmer is thinking in filmic terms. To borrow a phrase from another Shakespeare tragedy, it is "full of sound and fury" but signifies little but recognition of the efforts of the cast and crew, led by a straining Simon Russell Beale.
Story | Apr 18, 2013 | 4:32 PM
As they did in America, women in Britain stepped up big time during World War II to help the cause in various capacities. Among these were the many women who worked at Bletchley Park, which became the base of operations for the British government’...
Story | Aug 6, 2013 | 10:30 PM
"Downton Abbey" was the capper of PBS' second day at the Television Critics Assn. press tour. Here are the most memorable moments - sans spoilers - from the panel with actresses Phyllis Logan, Sophie McShera, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery and...
Story | May 2, 2013 | 3:56 PM