| Oct 7, 2009
| 4:32 PM
"Whip It," the new Drew Barrymore-directed movie about butt-kicking roller-derby girls, is one of the best guilty-pleasure movies I've seen in a while -- despite its formulaic plot line. And the costumes in the film -- punked-out Girl Scout and......
| Oct 29, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Albert Maysles, along with his late brother David, directed documentaries such as âGimme Shelterâ and âGrey Gardensâ that captured the 1970s-era zeitgeist and set the bar for documentary filmmaking. âGrey Gardens,â which revealed the squalid...
| Nov 3, 2009
| 4:33 PM
â¢ The Casting Society of America held the silver-anniversary edition of the Artios Awards on Monday night in both Gotham and LA. The CSA kudos -- saluting the best in casting -- went to "Star Trek" (drama feature), "Tropic Thunder" (comedy feature),...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The landscape of "Nebraska" is populated with such well-known actors as Bruce Dern and Stacy Keach as well as retired farmers making their debuts who live in the town of Plainview, Neb., where most of the film was shot.
"I did see a lot of people for...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 1:00 PM
SAN DIEGO — Strands of Christmas lights bathed the La Jolla Playhouse stage in a warm golden glow as singing, dancing sister act Violet and Daisy Hilton prepared to leave behind the companionship of friends. The Lizard Man and the Tattooed Lady, the...
| 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...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Jessica Lange sees an end in sight.
Shrinking into her all-black ensemble in a cold Beverly Hills hotel room, the 64-year-old actress fidgets with her sleeves as she talks about her version of a five-year plan.
"I am coming to the end of acting,"...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood will star in "Into the Forest," a story of two sisters set in the not-too-distant future against the collapse of society. Jean Hegland's novel will be adapted by writer-director Patricia Rozema.
Page will also be...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Pat Moran may very well have the coolest office in Baltimore.
Not that anyone should be surprised by that. Moran, who first gained fame (or should that be notoriety?) as one of John Waters' Dreamlanders, is an Emmy-winning casting director who has...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 10:35 AM
The images flash with the rhythms, each a visual love letter to the woman at the center of her new video for "Applause." Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga. Then, just when you most expect it -- more Lady Gaga. "I live for the applause, applause, applause,"...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Donald Margulies' "Time Stands Still," which runs Aug. 16 to Sept. 15 at Hartford's TheaterWorks, began on a Metro-North train trip from Connecticut to Manhattan.
The Brooklyn-born playwright, who has made New Haven his home for the past 30 years, was...