| Apr 2, 2015
| 1:34 PM
If you sense spring in the air, and a shift in your internal rhythm, it may have nothing to do with the weather or the season. Rather, it may have everything to do with a supple six-film retrospective beginning this weekend at the Gene Siskel Film Center....
| Apr 1, 2015
| 10:47 AM
It’s Easter weekend so while the parties and the galas are on hiatus for a few days, it is all about some other activities, so let’s start hopping.
Get a dose of airborne history and the Easter season at the New England Air Museum in Windsor...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 3:05 PM
Spring symposium at Canterbury Community Center
CANTERBURY – On Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Canterbury Community Center, 1 Municipal Dr., will have a Spring Symposium about Prudence Crandall, a 19th century schoolteacher, who...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 9:00 AM
At one point in the quietly wrenching "The Boys from Fengkuei," a coming-of-age drama by the great Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien, the title characters are duped by a street hawker. They're country kids trying their luck in the big city, and the...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 4:00 PM
Eighty-five minutes of really funny, the New Zealand vampire mockumentary "What We Do in the Shadows" comes from the "Flight of the Conchords" folks and their pals. Let me restate: This is a comedy that works.
It knows how to sustain a premise and...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 3:30 AM
Back in the 1990s, Jason Kassin was just another aspiring L.A. actor, surviving on a second job.
But instead of waiting tables, he relied on his skills as a self-taught computer programmer.
"I'd leave an audition, go home and code," said Kassin, 46....
| Feb 6, 2015
| 1:19 PM
Sometimes Hollywood news has only very limited information.
Today a press release announced that Brad Pitt would star in a movie directed by Robert Zemeckis ("Flight," "Forrest Gump") and written by Steve Knight ("World War Z 2," "Locke," "Dirty...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 8:30 PM
What makes a woman crazy about an automobile? I can only speak for myself. I grew up in the country surrounded by a dairy farm and five brothers. To me, cars were freedom. When I was 14 years old, as an exchange student...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 9:47 AM
Contemporary life is full of distractions — texts, tweets, retweets, political charges and countercharges, and Facebook discussions about llamas and dress colors. A new study by Northwestern University found that people with "leakier" sensory...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 8:58 AM
Will Smith gets his Hollywood mojo back as a silky-smooth con man in "Focus." The plot's double-cross deception plays out like a 21st century version of "The Sting."
The original had gambling on horse races at the center of the fraud. The modern scam...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Once very excited about being a vampire, recently converted bloodsucker Nick (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer) realizes his new, immortal condition means he can no longer watch daytime TV or eat some of his favorite food. The shine now off the apple of the vampire...