| Jan 24, 2012
| 12:11 PM
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Martin Scorsese’s Paris adventure “Hugo” leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them best picture and the latest director honor for the Oscar-winning filmmaker.
Also nominated for best...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:26 PM
Sorry, I tried my best to not doze off during the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards. There were a few interesting moments (Seth Rogen concealing his erection, the clever acceptance speech from the folks at Modern Family, every Elton John...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 3:42 AM
LOS ANGELES -- George Clooney and Meryl Streep appear to be main contenders in the 2012 Hollywood award season after Sunday night's Golden Globes. But the winners of the best film drama actor honors face competition from a silent film star and an...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 10:54 AM
Already open in New York and Los Angeles and going into general release Friday, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's strange, audacious drama "The Master" evokes a feverish state of mind more than a conventional movie, though its story can be...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 5:32 AM
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 —...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 10:39 PM
LONDON — In one of thousands of pubs across London, where surely tears mixed with laughter Friday night, they might say I was gobsmacked by the Olympic opening ceremony.
In a more proper English teahouse, they might say I quite fancied that.
| Apr 20, 2012
BELFAST (Reuters) - Belfast in the 21st century is developing into a chic capital of culture, character and chatter built on a proud industrial heritage which includes the world's most famous luxury liner.
A century after the sinking of the "unsinkable"...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 3:17 PM
The culmination of everything ever written, produced or imagined in the known universe, or something like that,"The Avengers"bunches together Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Thor, the leather-clad assassin Black Widow, the lethal archer Hawkeye and...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 3:47 PM
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...
| Jun 11, 2011
My comic book tastes ran to Classics Illustrated. Seriously, what's scarier than the graphic images of "Crime and Punishment" and Raskolnikov -- the existential "superman," not the caped one -- whacking the pawnbroker with an ax? Can I, then, hold my...