| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Alice Munro, who won the Nobel Prize for literature Thursday, is seen as a titan of the short story, thanks to collections including “Dance of the Happy Shades” and “The Beggar Maid.”
She also has had an occasional—and...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 8:51 PM
Augusto Odone was a charismatic Italian economist whose job with the World Bank afforded a cosmopolitan lifestyle. But the important work he performed for impoverished countries paled by comparison to the job that began to consume him in 1984: saving...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Robert Redford remains every bit a movie star, as he demonstrates in this melodrama that he also directed. He plays a former radical who's now a lawyer in Albany, N.Y., but he's forced back on the run by the arrest of a former colleague and the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:04 PM
In the opening moments of "The Spectacular Now," 17-year-old Sutter is trying to bluff his way through the infamous personal essay on a college application. He is fortified by drink as he tries out charm, wit, cynicism and insult — everything but...
| Dec 23, 2013
Nick Nolte is returning to TV with FOX's "Broadchurch" remake, "Gracepoint." Who will he be playing in the miniseries?...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 10:00 PM
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Entitled, alcoholic mega-millionaire Arthur (Russell Brand) may entertain himself by crashing the Batmobile and sparring with Evander Holyfield, but he’s got principles when it comes to love. That leaves Arthur trapped between...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 9:41 AM
Russell Brand replaces Dudley Moore in this remake of the 1981 comedy ... but really, who could ever replace Moore? That's much of the problem here, as Brand tries to assume the title role of a boozy heir even more reluctant to go through with an arranged...
| Jan 15, 2012
In Warner Bros.' upcoming action drama "The Gangster Squad," based on a series of Los Angeles Times articles, Josh Brolin plays John O'Mara, a Los Angeles police officer in an elite unit devoted to cleaning up the city's criminal element, specifically...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 4:08 PM
John Osborne wrote the key post-World War II British drama "Look Back in Anger," later filmed in 1959. By contrast there’s very little anger in all the look-backs among this year’s Academy Award nominations. Oscar's unofficial slogan in...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 8:19 AM
If you’re a great cook and wouldn’t mind getting screamed at by a guy who looks like a Scottish Nick Nolte, the casting directors of Fox’s “MasterChef” want to talk to you.
The Gordon Ramsay-hosted reality show will hold...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 6:32 AM
After bringing the worlds of late 19th-century South Dakota gold miners and 21st-century Southern California surfers to HBO, David Milch follows up "Deadwood" and "John From Cincinnati" with a multilayered, multifaceted portrait of the world of...