| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:30 AM
TORONTO — Standing ovations for movies playing at the Toronto International Film Festival are as ubiquitous as Benedict Cumberbatch and the food trucks lining the downtown entertainment district. Every film receiving a gala premiere brings the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:42 PM
"R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)"
Karel Capek's 1920 play introduced the word "robot" to the world, but productions in the cyber age remain relatively rare. Strangeloop Theatre's take, directed by Brad Gunter, has many moments of sly wit that...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:16 PM
More than halfway through this as yet mediocre year, "Stoker," the English-language debut of Korean director Park Chan-wook — whose masterpiece, "Oldboy," has been remade by Spike Lee for release this fall — remains one of the two or three...
| Jan 5, 2014
It's customary for us ink-stained (and now, of course, pixel-stained) wretches to look back on the year's films and pluck out 10 titles that we ordain collectively as top 10 lists.
This process was fun the first 20 or so times I did it, but there is...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:35 PM
In the contrived and predictable yet fairly tense "Reasonable Doubt," Dominic Cooper ("The History Boys," "Mamma Mia") plays scrappy Chicago District Atty. Mitch Brockden, a rising star with a strong conviction record, a pretty wife (Erin Karpluk) and a...
| Nov 25, 2013
About six months ago, “Philomena” star Steve Coogan—the hilarious English actor perhaps best known in America for his roles in “Tropic Thunder” and “The Other Guys”—shot a pilot called “Doubt” in...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:04 AM
Monday night’s tribute to Meryl Streep in New York where she received the Monte Cristo Award from Waterford’s Eugene O’Neill Theater Center was an evening of appreciation, nostalgia and a reality check.
To help launch the 50th...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 12:43 PM
The Garden Theatre's 2014-15 theatrical season will offer a Stephen Sondheim musical, a provocative drama, a sexy farce, an original Christmas musical and the classic children's story "Peter Pan." The theater, located in downtown Winter Garden, will...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Roman Polanski will direct the stage musical version of his 1967 movie "The Fearless Vampire Killers" in a production that is scheduled to open in October in Paris.
"Dance of the Vampires" (French title: "Le Bal des Vampires") was first produced in...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:31 AM
Not long ago, Barbara and Ethan Gruska — the fresh-faced siblings at the core of L.A.'s Belle Brigade — were deep in a rehearsal with their two bandmates. The goal that afternoon was reworking the songs on the Belle Brigade's self-titled...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his New York apartment on Feb. 2, died of an accidental overdose of drugs, the New York City Chief Medical Examiner said on Friday.
The cause of death was acute drug intoxication, including heroin,...