| Jun 30, 2009
| 5:37 AM
Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange make an expectedly potent performing duo in this made-for-HBO film, dramatizing a true story that initially was made famous in a mid-1970s documentary by the acclaimed Maysles brothers.
The actresses play relatives, but...
| Jul 16, 2009
| 1:01 PM
Charlotte von Mahlsdorf is her own special creation: She is what she wills herself to be. Her clothes may be plain — a shapeless black dress, black stockings, black orthopedic shoes on her feet. But she carries herself like a queen, and it's her...
| Jul 29, 2009
| 6:33 PM
In the 1970s, Bob Garrett performed at Reno Sweeney, the same New York cabaret where Jackie Kennedy's eccentric cousin "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale sang. More than three decades later, Garrett gave Drew Barrymore vocal training needed to simulate one of...
| Sep 21, 2009
Like every other award show on Earth, the Emmys, whose 61st edition became history Sunday night, is a staged event masquerading as news, or rather a staged event that contains nuggets of something that might be called news. It poses two intertwined but...
| Sep 25, 2009
| 1:03 PM
That's the second big win for Ken Howard this week.
Members of the Screen Actors Guild have elected the veteran character actor, who just won won an Emmy on Sunday for his role in HBO's "Grey Gardens," as the union's new president, capping a bitter...
| Mar 18, 2009
Jessica Lange has hurt herself taking a serious tumble.
The Oscar-winning actress was hospitalized for a broken collarbone and other injuries after falling down some stairs at her Minnesota cabin while on vacation, reports People.
"She bruised her ribs,...
| Apr 12, 2009
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis may have been a fashion icon in those perfect sleeveless sheath dresses, oversized sunglasses and triple-strand pearls, but she had nothing on her cousin Edie Bouvier Beale. The improvisational way Beale could tie a scarf --...
| Aug 8, 2010
Everybody has an opinion about "Inception," and mine comes in the form of a question: Why are the movie's architectural settings, for the most part, so hackneyed?
Christopher Nolan's hyper-complex psychological thriller doesn't just make architecture a...
| Jul 30, 2009
Eddie Chung, a former philosophy student who is accustomed to pondering life's deepest mysteries, is still stumped by something that shapes lives by the thousands: Why has "The Big Lebowski" become the most popular and all-consuming cult film since "The...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 7:30 AM
From the MIchael Sragow Gets Reel blog:
Today the Library of Congress announced 25 more selections for the National Film Registry. The Registry is designed to highlight the American cinema's broad social-cultural significance as well as mark its key...
| Jan 15, 2010
A lifelong Chicagoan, Alex Infante faced a big decision two years ago. He and his wife, Jackie, already had one toddler, plus intentions to have another baby, so his family would be outgrowing their Andersonville condo. But where should they buy their...