| Apr 11, 2015
| 11:14 AM
Directed by a Belgian best known for "Bullhead," a bumpy noir about the beef trade, and written by Dennis Lehane (and based on his short story "Animal Rescue"), "The Drop" is a quirky, staid romantic dramedy dressed up to look like a gritty crime flick....
| Feb 18, 2015
| 9:00 AM
After seeing the first six hours of Season 3 of “House of Cards” pretty much straight-through, the most coherent thing I can tell its fans is that it is still absolutely binge-worthy.
I was up most of last night with Claire and Frank...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 8:29 AM
Honoring actors brings out red carpets, couture and — sometimes — creatures.
A monkey who's starred in 25 movies over two decades was top dog at the sixth annual Pawscars, the animal version of the Oscars. Waving a statue over her head in...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 8:27 AM
When a film actor leaves us before his final work becomes available, it makes for a long, strange goodbye indeed.
The most recent example of this comes from the latest "Hunger Games" movie, "Mockingjay — Part 1." The late Philip Seymour Hoffman,...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:51 PM
September is full of bookish film adaptations, with movies made from kids books, an international bestseller, a bestselling mystery and a couple of heart-stopping YA thrillers, of course. Here's what's in theaters, and what's coming soon.
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:44 AM
In "Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks," a welcome sequel to 2010's "Talk Show," Dick Cavett covers a lot of ground in a collection of erudite and witty pieces: from writing jokes for the comedy-impaired Art Linkletter to...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Leave it to a company that started the week resurrecting a martial-arts flick to follow up with a big one-two punch.
Just days after Netflix surprised Hollywood with a deal for a "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" sequel, the streaming service walloped...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 11:07 AM
A free family event centered on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will be presented by Hartford Stage and author Carlo DeVito at Barnes & Noble at Blue Back Square in West Hartford on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m.
DeVito will talk about his...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 9:07 PM
Gangsters from Russia are the new default mafia in recent crime thrillers. Denzel Washington in "The Equalizer" and James Gandolfini in "The Drop" battled vicious mobsters transplanted from the old Soviet Union. Keanu Reeves now joins the fray as the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:55 AM
A reliable staple of entertainment award shows, the "In Memoriam" montage of notable personalities who died in the past year was conspicuously absent from the Tony Awards ceremony Sunday. Or at least it was for viewers at home watching the telecast on...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The subject is comedy. If it is not exactly true that it "can't get no respect," to quote the comic, it does get less than it deserves.
It has become commonplace to say that we are living in a New Golden Age of Television, or a Platinum Age of...