| Mar 13, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Hartford Stage’s upcoming 49th season — and its first chosen by its new artistic director Darko Tresnjak — will begin a new Shakespearean tradition, present an Ibsen classic, feature an overlooked Beth Henley play and premiere two...
| Dec 18, 2011
Clothes and carefully cultivated facial hair are helping to make the man — and the movie — in a big way at the multiplex this season.
Consider the tuxedo-wearing, thinly mustachioed men of 1920s' Hollywood in "The Artist"; the dapper denizens...
| Dec 18, 2011
Cue the flappers, the fringe, the beads and the bobs.
The Roaring '20s are back in fashion — on the runways and on-screen.
It started in September at the spring 2012 fashion shows, with Ralph Lauren's "Great Gatsby" gowns, Tory Burch's...
| Dec 18, 2011
A movie doesn't have to be jampacked with cinema style to have a memorable fashion moment or two, and in the course of screening the slate of holiday-season films, we found all kinds of clothes, accessories, hairstyles and makeup worth a mention.
| Dec 23, 2011
| 11:03 AM
By Willie Waffle on December 18, 2011 10:34 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)I had a chance to sit down with Gary Oldman and director Tomas Alfredson to talk about their new movie, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. We talk about the movie, the challenge of...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 1:17 PM
Many people consider the 1979 miniseries made from John le Carre's “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” to be the best adaptation of his work. Alec Guinness' George Smiley in that version (and later reprised in a second miniseries) has been...
| Oct 7, 2012
How do you make a serial killer likable?
One way is by having him sing, which is what the leading character does in the premiere of the “drop dead” musical comedy, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” which begins...
| May 3, 2012
| 10:52 AM
In Chicago Shakespeare Theater's new rethinking of Shakespeare's "Timon of Athens," the venerable London stage actor Ian McDiarmid plays Timon, "a psychological mess," the actor says, "a British lord in America, rich from birth and generous with money,...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 1:49 PM
Herbert Lom, the Czechoslovakian-born actor who starred as Inspector Clouseau's boss Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus in the Pink Panther movies, has died at the age of 95, reports the AP.
Lom's son Alec says the actor, born Herbert Charles Angelo...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 4:37 PM
Television turns to some old favorites in a big way this weekend. Here's a look at some highlights:...
| Nov 24, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Audiences should be grateful for repressive familiesâhow else would great comics be formed? The draconian parents of Gwendoline Yeo are the launching point for her irreverent âLaughing With My Mouth Wide Open,â now at El Centro Theatre....
| Dec 22, 2010
| 4:34 PM
For the first two-thirds of their careers, the producing/directing/writing team of Ethan and Joel Coen stuck to original screenplays. (More or less: âO Brother, Where Art Thou?â claims to be based on âThe Odyssey,â but isn't. â...