| Jan 15, 2015
| 8:58 AM
When we listen in on one-sided telephone conversations in the movies, often the behavior is not quite human. Rather, it becomes an actor's showcase for histrionic tears or smiling through tears — a good old-fashioned wallow in capital-O Overacting....
| Jan 17, 2015
| 10:00 AM
Film critic Roger Ebert once described Sidney Lumet as "one of the finest craftsmen and warmest humanitarians among all film directors." He was an actor's director, known for eliciting nuanced, moving and daring performances and imbuing his films with a...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Rob Marshall and Ellen Lewis will be honored at this year's Artios Awards, the Casting Society of America has announced.
Marshall, who received award recognition for his direction of films "Chicago," "Memoirs of a Geisha" and "Nine," as well as his...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Cornerstone Theatre Company will move its home base to Sanford's Princess Theater for the 2014-15 season. Among its plans are a big show — make that a really big show — that calls for a cast of 30 women. The company, led by artistic director...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:30 PM
What's my favorite Woody Allen movie? When I was asked, along with several other Variety staffers, to answer that question -- long before Dylan Farrow posed it rhetorically to the world -- for a 2013 sidebar to my own Allen interview, I picked "Husbands...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Malcolm Morrison, who expanded the Hartt School at the University of Hartford in size and scope, died Friday at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford after a long battle with cancer. He was 73 and lived in West Hartford with his wife of 42 years, actress and...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Direct from the age of black-and-white television, Reginald Rose's "12 Angry Men" has been redeployed to confront the issue of race relations.
This Pasadena Playhouse production, which opened Sunday under the direction of artistic director Sheldon Epps,...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:00 AM
One of Barack Obama's most heartfelt moments as president and the vitriol of online bigots contributed to director Sheldon Epps' decision to put a new twist on "12 Angry Men" at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Using casting as a bullhorn, he's turned the mid-...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Gerda Lerner spent her 18th birthday in a Nazi prison in Vienna and feared that birthday would be her last. Her jailers meant to starve her, but her cellmates — two gentile women imprisoned for their anti-fascist views — shared their rations...
| Jul 3, 2012
When trying to identify the quintessential American movie, you could look at a timeless classic—and a celebration of all-American love, cinema, song and dance—like "Singin' in the Rain."Or you could go to something grittier like "12 Angry Men,...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:31 AM
This list is not all inclusive.
The Drama Group
This all-volunteer theater group has been bringing Broadway to the south suburbs since 1931. Its current season includes: "Avenue Q" in October,"12 Angry Men"in December, and "Superior...