| Jan 15, 2009
| 2:25 PM
No historically grounded film is obliged to stick to the facts, and having made "Glory," "The Last Samurai" and "Blood Diamond," in order of decreasing effectiveness, director Edward Zwick knows firsthand the difficulty of forging potentially uncommercial...
| Sep 18, 2008
Edward Zwick's "Defiance" has been selected to close AFI Fest 2008.
The film, directed and co-written by Zwick, is based on the true World War II story of three Jewish brothers who form an anti-Nazi movement that saved the lives of over 1200 Jews while...
| Oct 2, 2008
Edward Zwick may need a bigger shelf.
The noted director already has an Academy Award, two Emmy Awards, two Humanitas Prizes, a Writers Guild of America Award, two Peabody Awards, a Directors Guild of America Award, and a Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni...
| May 30, 2008
| 1:04 AM
Sea Monsters, the new large format 3-D film from the National Geographic Society, makes good use of the larger-than-large screen and great use of 3-D. This blend of computer-animation and live actors-as-paleontologists recreations makes for an educating...
| Jun 11, 2007
"SPRING Awakening," the musical lauded for giving Broadway fresh impetus by using rock songs to intensify its tale of teenagers wrestling with their libidos in 19th century Germany, racked up eight Tony Awards on Sunday night.
Its haul during the Tonys'...
| Jun 27, 2008
Record numbers of gay, lesbian and transsexual couples are heading down the proverbial aisle after the Supreme Court lifted a ban -- even if only temporarily -- on same-sex marriages in California.
Even Emmy-winning talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and...
| Jan 4, 2008
IF you think it's too early to start sizing up the 2008 Oscar season, consider that it already began in the fall -- at the Telluride and Toronto international film festivals. That's where small specialty films like Sony Pictures Classics' "The...
| Dec 14, 2009
| 8:31 AM
Director Ang Lee ('Brokeback Mountain') dramatizes the background of arguably the most legendary rock concert ever staged. Comedian Demetri Martin plays a young man caught up in the efforts to secure a site for the event after the initial plans fall...
| May 31, 2009
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Despite the Oscar success of "American Beauty," Sam Mendes might be the best working director who has yet to make a truly outstanding film. Mendes' adaptation of Richard Yates' "soul-sick suburbia"...
| Aug 28, 2009
This is the way we should remember Woodstock -- a sea of people, a river of mud, a mountain of garbage and a whole lotta love.
And that sound echoing from off in the acid-warped distance? It's the music, man.
Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock is a coming-of-...
| Feb 24, 2009
Chiwetel Ejiofor is out to get Angelina Jolie.
The English actor has agreed to co-star in "Salt," according to Variety. The film follows Jolie as Evelyn Salt, a CIA agent accused of being a Russian spy. As you might expect, that means she needs to work...