| Oct 12, 2011
| 5:37 AM
Anthony Mackie — who appeared in last weekend’s No. 1 film at the box office, “Real Steel,” and the Oscar-winning “Million Dollar Baby” and “The Hurt Locker” — recently had an entire restaurant buzzing...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 6:57 AM
To consider what director Kathryn Bigelow has accomplished in "Zero Dark Thirty," imagine the events depicted by the story if they'd been given the "Argo" treatment.
Not to take anything away from that rousing true (-ish) story of hostages freed and...
| Jan 10, 2013
As always, this morning’s Oscar nominations created a roller coaster of emotion. Shock! Relief! Fury! I should not get so worked up about this.
Really, though, the nods for the 2013 Academy Awards had a few more big surprises than usual—or...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker") has masterfully directed action and actors in "Zero Dark Thirty," a slow-burning re-creation of the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
Like a crime thriller, the story takes us through unsettling...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 4:52 PM
The only useful quote regarding the Academy Awards is from NYT critic Manohla Dargis who said, “Let’s acknowledge that the Oscars are bullshit and we hate them.”
Nevertheless, this year should probably go down as a pre-eminent...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 3:55 PM
"Zero Dark Thirty" does focus on, as the ads insist, "the greatest manhunt in history," but once you've seen this film, a woman — or maybe two — will be on your mind.
Following up on her Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker," director Kathryn...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:01 AM
Roxanna Hope, who played Caroline Cushing in Frost/Nixon on Broadway will play the title role in Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler"," the season opener at Hartford Stage.
The show, directed by Jennifer Tarver (the Canadian director who staged "Krapp's Last...
| Aug 9, 2012
*** (out of four)
To fill Matt Damon’s/Jason Bourne’s shoes, an actor/character must be fleet of foot, squeeze into tight spaces and possess badass hand-to-hand combat skills.
As Aaron Cross, another special operative feeling...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 12:42 PM
After making his name as a supporting player in "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" and "The Avengers" and top-lining in the Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker," Jeremy Renner will try to prove he can kick butt himself at the box office this weekend in "...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:33 PM
Tony Gilroy is no stranger to the intense world of complex spy thrillers.
He earned Oscar nominations for writing and directing "Michael Clayton." He was a screenwriter on all three previous Bourne films. Better than anyone else, he knows the...
| Sep 20, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Talk about people with a past coming together.
The perfectly OK high school reunion drama “10 Years” contains countless onscreen reunions: Channing Tatum and his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum (“Step Up”). Tatum...