| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:21 AM
The thesis of "Labor Day," taken from Joyce Maynard's novel, was summed up well by The Washington Post headline affixed to the Post's book review: "Sometimes it's okay to pick up a scary drifter."
In the fictitious town of Holton Mills, N.H., 13-year-...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:05 PM
"At Middleton," the new romantic comedy starring Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia as strangers who collide during a campus tour with their college-bound kids, is like a feckless flirtation.
I use the word "feckless" because it keeps popping up in the film,...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Two very different buddy comedies vied for the No. 1 spot at the box office over the weekend.
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart's tough-talking cop romp "Ride Along" outgunned former Disney-bred teen idol Zac Efron's "That Awkward Moment" to emerge victorious...
| May 9, 2014
For 10 years, I lived in a punch line.
"So, how are things going in Toledo?" my New York-based friends and relatives would chuckle, as if they expected to hear about how I drove to work on a tractor, chugging high-fructose corn syrup and picking hay...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- Vera Farmiga and Peter Sarsgaard are set to star in "Prima," produced by Daniel Dubiecki ("Juno," "Up in the Air") and Lara Alameddine of Los Angeles-based The Allegiance Theater. Embankment is selling international territories.
| May 12, 2014
| 6:50 AM
"Under my hard candy shell I am a deeply mushy romantic," says composer Jason Robert Brown.
Brown is the composer of two musicals about love, loss and understanding: Broadway's "The Bridges of Madison County" (for which he received Tony Award...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
There's a small but established tradition of Sundance Film Festival directors turning their festival shorts into full-length Sundance features. But few in the 30-year history of the nation's top showcase for independent film had successfully attempted...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Sometimes the past trips you up. It certainly does Frank, the escaped con played by Josh Brolin in Jason Reitman's new drama, "Labor Day." It definitely unravels Adele, the reclusive single mother Kate Winslet makes so fragile. It is already a defining...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Events that led Norman Bates to become the "Psycho" of the classic movie thriller are traced in this A&E Network prequel series, casting Freddie Highmore ("Finding Neverland") as the young man whose unusual, ultimately lethal tendencies are stoked early....
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A man adrift at sea. A woman adrift in space. And a young girl all by herself in the desert.
If there's a theme at this weekend's Telluride Film Festival, it's that solo travel may have its benefits but also carries more than a few risks.
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Writer-director Jason Reitman continues his tradition of debuting his films at the Telluride Film Festival with the screening Thursday of his latest, the drama "Labor Day," starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin.
Based on the novel by Joyce Maynard,...