| Jul 29, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Through a fortuitous series of events, because someone knew someone who knew someone, I watched Friday's remarkable opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games by way of the BBC — which is to say, without commercials or Ryan Seacrest and with...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Several terrific British acting veterans - including Judi Dench, who was guided to her "Shakespeare in Love" Oscar by this film's director, John Madden - star in this engaging tale of several retirees who invest their money in a site in India, where...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 11:21 AM
Some of the signature action films of Tony Scott, who authorities said died Sunday after leaping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, had an unbilled but unforgettable character: music.
Scott blockbusters such as "Top Gun" and "Beverly Hills Cop...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Movie fans trekking to Telluride, Colo., for the resort town’s annual film festival this weekend are set to see some of the fall’s most anticipated performances, including Bill Murray as FDR in “Hyde Park on Hudson,” Michael...
| May 16, 2012
| 9:59 AM
That Sherlock is a beast.
Benedict Cumberbatch, the hot young English actor who stars in PBS’s terrific “Sherlock” series, plays the Creature in National Theatre Live broadcast of the National Theatre of Great Britain stage...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Theater producers love turning movies into musicals, and the energetic, Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire” looks like a good candidate for a screen-to-stage makeover. But after years of negotiations proved fruitless, a planned London...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 11:11 AM
Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle said that William Shakespeare's play "The Tempest" served as an inspiration for his recently revealed designs for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. The live extravaganza, which will be broadcast on...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt make an appealing couple in this comedy-drama, directed by Lasse Hallstrom ("The Cider House Rules") and adapted by Oscar winner Simon Beaufoy ("Slumdog Millionaire") from Paul Torday's novel.
The stars play two people who...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 1:12 PM
Back in 1994 — long before his modest commercial success with “28 Days Later...” and his Oscar for “Slumdog Millionaire” — director Danny Boyle made the transition from TV to movies with “Shallow Grave.”...
| Jun 28, 2012
** (out of four)
Close the nominations. Contest over. The worst musical score of 2012 goes to “People Like Us,” which delivers such manipulative twinkle-twinkle-jangle-string-section compositions that even the few moments of this melodrama...
| Jul 19, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
"Trishna" opens as if it could be an Indian cousin of "The Hangover," as Jay (Riz Ahmed of "Four Lions") and his fellow vacationing dudes either lounge and laugh freely or lay around nursing the night before.
Few of the women in this...