| Mar 7, 2013
** (out of four)
If “Oz the Great and Powerful” only had a brain. And heart. And courage.
Even then it’d still have James Franco, who should never again collaborate with director Sam Raimi. Franco's turn as Peter Parker's pal/nemesis...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"I THINK it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business," said director Sydney Pollack.
WHILE first lady Michelle Obama lent herself to the opening of the Oscar envelope for best picture, bets were that she hoped the winner would turn out...
| Feb 7, 2013
Valentine's Day is one week away, and as some of you have already discovered, restaurant reservations are going fast.
That's the bad news. The good news is that Valentine's Day is one of the biggest days of the year for reservation no-shows. So if the...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"RESIST THE devil, and he will flee from you." -- James 4:7, New Testament
I always knew that my obstreperous friend Linda Stasi was a smart cookie. (She has a byline every day in the TV section of The New York Post.) But I never realized she was so much...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 5:15 PM
If you’ve been on the Web or social media the past 24 hours, you no doubt have caught some of the arguments about the Writers Guild list of the 101 best TV shows of all time. “The Wire” should be higher! “Seinfeld” over...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Atticus Shaffer, perhaps best known as Brick Heck on ABC’s “The Middle,” is a well-spoken, smart and interesting 14-year-old who would make any mother proud. He defies the traditional stereotype of a young teenager, with interests such...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Neil Simon's commentary, "Cardin stands for rights" (Dec. 13), correctly depicts U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin's steadfast pursuit to hold accountable violators of human rights in Russia with the killing of attorney Sergei Magnitsky.
Our concern is that the U.S....
| Dec 20, 2012
The film "Casablanca" has many famous lines, but none more immortal than Capt. Renault's order after seeing a Nazi officer shot by Humphrey Bogart's character, Rick Blaine: "Round up the usual suspects." He issues that command to give the impression he'...
| May 15, 2013
| 9:40 AM
I mean, look, said Baz Luhrmann, the cinematically manic auteur behind the new edition of “The Great Gatsby.” Who cares if his movie about obscene wealth and romantic illusions got mixed reviews in the U.S.? F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925...
| May 16, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Justin Timberlake was on colorful display Wednesday in Cannes at the Foresight Unlimited party for "Spinning Gold," a biopic about the late music mogul Neil Bogart, which the singing-acting and now producing star is tubthumping on the Croisette....
| May 11, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Janet Malcolm is not an art critic or a literary critic. She's a journalist, and I don't say that with condescension. She's a journalist the way Joan Didion is — the kind who recognizes, as she put it in the first sentence of "The Journalist and the...