| Apr 6, 2012
| 4:38 PM
In India’s long fight for independence, the first defeat of the British came not at the hands of soldiers but those of untrained teenagers, led by a schoolteacher, in 1930. This piece of history is the subject of “Chittagong,” the...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 5:12 PM
Twins William and Raphael "Rafi" Karkowsky have always shared life's best moments.
That was true again Friday when the brothers and best friends learned where they would begin their careers as doctors.
They were among nearly 16,000 medical students...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 12:37 AM
I fell in love with Kristin Scott Thomas when I saw The English Patient in the theatres. She’s always fun in films but in this, but seemed to be the only one aware she was doing a comedy in this. Certainly director Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat) wasn&...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 1:39 AM
Uh-oh, are the odds not in our favor?
We're pretty sure Hunger Games fans are already antsy to see the franchise's second book, Catching Fire, on the big screen (we've already started casting the flick), and now we hear that we might have to wait even...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 5:02 PM
Let's face it. Audiences will tune into the Golden Globes Sunday at 5 p.m. on NBC not so much to see if "The Artist," "The Help," "Hugo" or "Midnight in Paris" wins best picture of 2011 -- but to see just how outrageous host Ricky Gervais will get.
| Jan 15, 2012
| 8:38 PM
"The Artist," the charming film about Hollywood's transition from silent movies to talkies, and the family drama "The Descendants" were catapulted to front-runner Oscar status Sunday night with an armful of Golden Globes to their names as the awards...
| May 3, 2012
** (out of four)
Shame on 2-star movies for the indifference they cause. For the mild successes that quickly fade and for the flaws that could have been avoided with a simple change of procedure. For the fact that bad movies stir up some impassioned...
| May 3, 2012
A comedy-drama saved by the casting bell,"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" arranges for a tiptop collection of British character women and men to bring out the best in a pleasantly predictable story. Wait. Shouldn't that be "unhappily predictable"? Not...
| May 10, 2012
Swift, amoral and nicely unpredictable, a bloodier Norwegian variation on film noir from the '40s, the thriller"Headhunters"comes from a 2008 novel by Jo Nesbo. The film already has been optioned for an English-language remake. Its protagonist, a...
| May 13, 2012
| 1:16 AM
It’s like The Golden Girls if done by Merchant-Ivory.
Okay, it’s not that bad. Sure, a lot of the script feels like it’s a TV sitcom, and hey…it was written by a TV writer.
The steller British cast includes Tom Wilkinson (who...
| 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...