| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Connecticut at the start of 2012 became the first state in the nation to require firms in the service sector with at least 50 employees to offer paid sick days. We're still the only state with that mandate, although several large cities have it...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:13 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding if I should get a vanity plate.
The Skinny: Just got my car registration renewal notice. Maybe I should get a vanity plate that says "MorningFix." That way my groupies (I know you're out there) will have an easier time...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:44 AM
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler should be invited to host the Oscars. They might work wonders with that lumbering telecast.
In repeating as hosts at the Golden Globes on Sunday, Poehler and Fey continued to skewer Hollywood with devastating charm. They were...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:30 PM
A Palestinian in Brooklyn agrees to bargain his U.S. citizenship into a green-card marriage, never expecting to wed an Israeli, in Ghazi Albuliwi's amusing indie laffer "Peace After Marriage." Co-helmed with Bandar Albuliwi, this echt-Gotham ethnic...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Syd Field, author of one of the most essential guides to screenwriting, has died at age 77. According to his website, Field passed away at home in Beverly Hills on Sunday.
Originally published in 1979, "Screenplay" quickly became a bestselling staple of...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
We wrote "(500) Days of Summer" because we loved the romantic comedy — and feared for its survival. What used to be "The Graduate" and "Annie Hall" and "When Harry Met Sally" had become the home of the unrealistic, the unrelatable and the insincere....
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
When it comes to awards-season stumping, you won't catch Woody Allen making the rounds of the guild and Academy screening circuit, showing up at cocktail receptions in his honor, or otherwise doing much of anything to remind people that, yes, he made a...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:14 AM
After the coffee. Before second-guessing the Golden Globe nominations.
The Skinny: I'm playing beat the clock today as I try to get this done in time to watch the FCC get grilled on Capitol Hill. Oh the exciting life I lead. Today's Fix includes a look...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
From the romantic quirkiness of "Annie Hall" to the Machiavellian ladder-climbing of "Wall Street" to the gritty desperation of "Dog Day Afternoon," New York has long served as a character in cinematic storytelling. But, as a slew of this year's awards-...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 9:51 AM
NEW YORK — Does Woody Allen have regrets?
His new film, "Blue Jasmine," amplifies the air of concentrated self-examination that has long been a hallmark of his work. Though marked by buoyant moments of wry humor, the film is devastating in its...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Do movie directors, like fine wines, get better with age? That may sound like a frivolous question, but it has long been debated by critics as they weigh the relative merits of fiery young upstarts versus wise old veterans. The question takes on renewed...