| Apr 29, 2012
| 7:12 PM
As Pope Alexander VI’s daughter, Lucrezia Borgia enjoyed riches, money and, it turns out, a considerable amount of power for a woman in 15th century Italy.
That was one of the reasons British actress Holliday Grainger was excited about Season 2...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 7:51 PM
If you thought Lucrezia Borgia suffered in the first season of Showtime’s “The Borgias,” Holliday Grainger suggests you watch Season 2.
“I think she goes through a really kind of difficult first few episodes where she really has...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 10:42 PM
As soon as Cesare Borgia’s nun lover was found murdered in Sunday night’s “Stray Dogs,” I just knew the cardinal and Showtime’s “The Borgias” were going to take viewers on a thrill ride.
And thanks to a superb...
| Mar 22, 2009
In "Impressionism," the new play by Michael Jacobs, art gallery owner Katharine Keenan (Joan Allen) playfully teases shy colleague Thomas Buckle about "a hideous sexual problem."
That figures. After all, Thomas is played by Jeremy Irons, who has never...
| Jul 6, 2009
Shi Pei Pu, a Chinese operatic soprano who along with his French lover was convicted of espionage and whose complicated affair inspired the Tony Award-winning Broadway play "M. Butterfly" and the movie of the same title, has died. He was 70.
| Dec 7, 2008
Martha "Sunny" von Bulow, an heiress of misfortune who spent almost 28 years in a coma and whose husband, Claus von Bulow, twice went on trial on charges of attempting to kill her, died Saturday at a nursing home in New York City. She was 76.
She had a...
| May 3, 2009
There are precious few guarantees in the theater anymore. Boffo playwrights went out with the Neil Simon dinosaurs. A new show by Stephen Sondheim, hands down the greatest living musical theater composer, can't even count on a Broadway booking. The only...
| Feb 5, 2009
| 10:53 AM
Ten things I can tell you after seeing "The Pink Panther 2":
1. Nothing is harder and more elusive than successful slapstick onscreen. Nothing.
2. There's a reason "The Pink Panther" and "A Shot in the Dark" hold up. Those were the first two films...
| Nov 12, 2008
" The Duchess." "W." " Changeling." " Defiance." "Frost/Nixon." "Milk." " Valkyrie." "Che." What do these films have in common, other than succinct titles? All are based on real people and events, and all happen to have release dates timed to award...
| Jul 25, 2008
In certain scenes, Laurence Olivier took more time sipping his tea in the 1981 British television adaptation of " Brideshead Revisited" than it takes to watch the entirety of the brisk, rather disheveled film version of the Evelyn Waugh novel now in...
| Mar 11, 2008
Former "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow is getting back into business with NBC, delving into the ancestry of some of her fellow celebrities in a new series.
NBC has picked up a show called "Who Do You Think You Are?" from Kudrow's production company, Is or...