| Mar 15, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Although it seems like Hal Holbrook has owned the role of Mark Twain for decades, another actor has staked a theatrical claim to the white-haired novelist and wit. Val Kilmer has been working on "Citizen Twain," a solo play in which he plays the writer,...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Daniel Day-Lewis won virtually every award for best actor -- including his third Oscar -- for his remarkable portrayal of the title president in director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner's superb 2012 drama.
The focus is on the end of...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Much as he had Ben Affleck as a colleague in both writing and acting in the Oscar-winning "Good Will Hunting," Matt Damon has a similar peer in John Krasinski ("The Office") in this drama about fracking, the effort to find and market natural gas from...
| Nov 18, 2012
RICHMOND, Va. — Below the spaghetti-works of Interstate 95, beside a canal where excursion boats are the only watercraft, I try to imagine a group of African American workers on the day after Union soldiers brought freedom to Richmond.
| Nov 4, 2012
| 5:45 AM
Hal Holbrook, the Tony, Emmy Award winning (and Oscar-nominated) actor will be in Hartford later this month when the Mark Twain House & Museum dedicates its Great Hall at its museum center in honor of the actor who has spent more than 60 years playing the...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 1:34 PM
In a city where you can cruise down Lincoln Avenue for a bite at the Lincoln Restaurant (paying the check with currency featuring a picture of you know who), then go shopping in Lincoln Park before meeting a friend in Lincoln Square, it's impossible for...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 11:23 AM
"Lincoln" is a grave and surprisingly subtle magic trick, conjuring the past and an almost ridiculously impressive figure in ways that transcend art direction and the right stovepipe hat. Director Steven Spielberg's latest combines the most commonly...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Hollywood's most successful director turns on a dime and delivers his most restrained, interior film. A celebrated playwright shines an illuminating light on no more than a sliver of a great man's life. A brilliant actor surpasses even himself and makes...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:04 PM
The trailers and TV ads for "Lincoln" — with their wall-to-wall music, stately proclamations and reverent tone — suggest an unrestrained Steven Spielberg, fully indulging his worst tendencies. They won't win any truth-in-advertising awards...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 6:12 AM
Need someone to play a potty-mouthed, ex-alcoholic nun? An abusive, alcoholic wife of a college professor? A washed-up, alcoholic writer?
Call Kathleen Turner, an actress who has made a career of hard-edged, in-your-face, booze-soaked roles.
| Nov 24, 2012
| 7:15 PM
"Flight" (R). An airline pilot makes a heroic landing, but faces a level of scrutiny he didn't expect. With Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Bruce Greenwood, Brian Geraghty, Tamara Tunie, Nadine Velazquez, Peter...