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  • Crashing the Oscars

    The Oscars are serious — important people making important, relevant, thought-provoking movies about race, marital relations, horses and Owen Wilson seeing dead Parisians. The dresses and jewelry are beyond fancy. The tuxes are bespoke. Sidney...
  • The Actors: Tom Hiddleston's memorable ride

    The Actors: Tom Hiddleston's memorable ride
    These have been scrapbook seasons for Tom Hiddleston — over the last two years the 30-year-old British actor has worked with directors Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Kenneth Branagh, Terence Davies and Joss Whedon — but there is one snapshot...
  • 'My Week with Marilyn' review: If "The King's Speech" deserves Oscar attention, so does this

    'My Week with Marilyn' review: If "The King's Speech" deserves Oscar attention, so does this
    ***1/2 (out of four) Imagine skinny dipping with Marilyn Monroe. You’d probably have a silly, disbelieving grin on your face, too. The based-on-a-true-story heart of “My Week with Marilyn” echoes “Notting Hill”: Lowly...
  • Siete buenas razones para ir al cine

    Siete buenas razones para ir al cine
    Si bien el Día de Acción de Gracias es la ocasión perfecta para sentarse alrededor de la mesa y disfrutar de los seres queridos, también es cierto que este día se ha convertido en una gran vitrina para Hollywood. En esta fecha, los grandes estudios...
  • TV review: 'Wallander' returns with 3 brutal, beautiful tales

    TV review: 'Wallander' returns with 3 brutal, beautiful tales
    The new season of the detective series "Wallander" opens with a shocking murder, but the real stunner involves Kenneth Branagh's character Kurt Wallander: He actually smiles. In "An Event in Autumn" (8 p.m. Sunday, WTTW; 3.5 stars), the first of three...
  • A spare, articulate take on 'Hamlet'

    A spare, articulate take on 'Hamlet'
    Peter Brook once said that, in essence, everything in regard to "Hamlet" has been done before. The Moody Dane has been young and impetuous, or middle-aged and worn out. Every Oedipal twist in the tale has been tweaked and skewered. Every concept —...
  • Kenneth Branagh, Zaha Hadid receiving titles from Queen Elizabeth

    Kenneth Branagh, Zaha Hadid receiving titles from Queen Elizabeth
    That's "Sir" Kenneth Branagh and "Dame" Zaha Hadid, to you. The birthday honors for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II were announced recently, and among those receiving titles will be actor-director Branagh, a Shakespearean veteran of stage and screen, and...
  • Audiobooks are going Hollywood

    Audiobooks are going Hollywood
    When it came to reading a book out loud, Dustin Hoffman was a bit rusty. The last time he had done something similar was in New York City in the late 1960s, right after filming "The Graduate." A local radio station had recruited 30 or so people, including...
  • 'Much Ado About Nothing': Fun facts about Shakespeare on film

    'Much Ado About Nothing': Fun facts about Shakespeare on film
    With Joss Whedon's contemporary take on Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Much Ado About Nothing" winning the hearts of most critics and earning a tidy $183,000 in just five theaters in its opening weekend, it's the perfect time to brush up on your...
  • 'Much Ado About Nothing' review: Mission to memorize

    'Much Ado About Nothing' review: Mission to memorize
    ** (out of four) Their tongues tangled by declarations unbeknownst to them, much of the cast of Joss Whedon’s Shakespeare adaptation “Much Ado About Nothing” struggles to suggest they connect to what they’re saying. Well, not...
  • Ethan Hawke to take on 'Macbeth' at Lincoln Center

    Ethan Hawke to take on 'Macbeth' at Lincoln Center
    Ethan Hawke has a taste for the macabre. More specifically: “Macbeth.” The actor will star as the king of Scotland in the Shakespeare tragedy at Lincoln Center this winter. Jack O'Brien, whom Hawke worked with on 2006/2007’s "The Coast...