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  • Review: "Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife" by Francine Prose

    Review: "Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife" by Francine Prose
    Of the many hats worn by icon Anne Frank—ingĂ©nue, prophet, precocious innocent, even an actual lampshade, in one ill-advised incarnation—the most obvious is the least examined: writer. But in Anne Frank, author and lifetime fan Francine...
  • Aced the screen test

    Aced the screen test
    WHEN a hit play is made into a film, the cast is invariably switched out for more famous film counterparts. Thus Mary Louise Parker is traded for Gwyneth Paltrow ("Proof") or Meg Ryan ("Prelude to a Kiss"), Kathy Bates and F. Murray Abraham for Michelle...
  • 'Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune'

    'Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune'
    The first sounds we hear at the beginning of "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" are the dulcet patterns of Glenn Gould playing Bach and the raucous moans of a couple reaching orgasm. That dichotomy between the graceful and the gritty suffuses...
  • 'Personal Effects'

    Though it didn't have much of a theatrical release, this drama boasts some major names in its cast. Michelle Pfeiffer and Ashton Kutcher play people who have lost someone significant under tragic circumstances. They bond while waiting for the verdicts...
  • A Golden Globe Movie Nominations Breakdown

    Seeing Double Two great actresses received double nominations today: Meryl Streep was nominated for best actress (drama) for "Doubt" and best actress (musical or comedy) for "Mamma Mia!," her 22nd and 23rd career Globe nods (she's won six), and Kate...
  • 'Revolutionary Road'

    Sam Mendes, the director of "Revolutionary Road," injects a few milligrams of hope into his film version of the 1961 Richard Yates novel, an excoriating portrait of a mid-1950s marriage built on sticks, straw and delusion. It is a harsh, merciless book....
  • 'Revolutionary Road' stars Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Shannon

    Sam Mendes, the director of "Revolutionary Road," injects a few milligrams of hope into his film version of the 1961 Richard Yates novel, an excoriating portrait of a mid-1950s marriage built on sticks, straw and delusion. It is a harsh, merciless book....
  • Movie review: Revolutionary Road -- 4 out of 5 stars

    Did we begin questioning "The American Dream" with Richard Yates' acclaimed 1961 novel, Revolutionary Road? Or was he reporting something that began in the unquestioning 1950s? Call us "selfish" or "childish," but the marriage with two children, house in...
  • Albert Wolsky's 'Revolutionary' style

    Albert Wolsky's 'Revolutionary' style
    "Revolutionary Road" is not an easy film to watch, with its brutal dissection of suburban malaise and bitterness. Directed by Sam Mendes, who knows the rocky emotional territory ("American Beauty"), "Road" stars his wife, Kate Winslet, and Leonardo...
  • Movie Review: Tyler Perry's The Family that Preys -- 2 stars out of 5

    With his best cast ever, topped by Oscar winner Kathy Bates and the great Alfre Woodard, and his most cinematically polished production to date, Tyler Perry's The Family that Preys shows grand advances in the filmmaking education of playwright-turned-...
  • Mare Winningham, deep in the heart of Tennessee

    Mare Winningham, deep in the heart of Tennessee
    "MAYBE I shouldn't say this, but so often during the last 30 years, you're trying to make something better than it is," actress Mare Winningham confides. "You're trying to find richness where there isn't any. You're trying to find complexity where there...