| May 21, 2015
| 9:12 AM
The closing credits for Gil Kenan's remake of the 1982 horror classic "Poltergeist" feature the band Spoon covering the Cramps' 1980 punk classic "TV Set." Spoon is a tasteful, studious yet largely anodyne indie-rock outfit that has become an NPR staple;...
| Jun 3, 2015
| 5:20 AM
"Finders Keepers" by Stephen King; Scribner (448 pages, $30)
Many people start reading Stephen King while still in their teens, then get hooked for life. The experience of your first King novel (especially the old ones, such as "Salem's Lot" or "The...
| May 20, 2015
| 2:00 PM
In a famous scene from Woody Allen's "Manhattan," a cultural intellectual played by Diane Keaton offers her withering assessment of art that she has recently seen at a museum.
"I really felt it was very derivative. To me it felt like it was straight ...
| May 28, 2015
| 1:00 PM
These are real lines of dialogue from “Aloha”:
“Tell me you don’t believe in the sky.”
“You’re not going to pick my brains; they’re unpickable.”
“You sold your soul so many times no one&...
| May 20, 2015
| 3:30 AM
The market at the Cannes Film Festival, where international movie rights are bought and sold, has long been a bastion of the old-school film industry. Theatrical viewing is central. The same deal makers have been attending for decades. Signs of the...
| May 26, 2015
| 11:02 AM
Woody Allen is expected to be back in Los Angeles this year with a revival of his production of Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi," at L.A. Opera, starting Sept. 12.
But before that, the director is scheduled to perform with his New Orleans jazz band on a tour...
| May 24, 2015
| 1:04 PM
The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee film taking the festival's coveted top honor, the Palme d'Or.
The choice if "Dheepan," as selected by a jury led by Joel and Ethan Coen,...
| May 23, 2015
| 7:48 PM
Going to a show at Bethlehem's Pennsylvania Playhouse is a cozy affair. A feather-clad Cagelles from "La Cage Aux Folles" might flirt with you in your seat, or you might be cajoled into joining the actors onstage as a middle-school contestant in "The 25th...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 4:03 PM
True Story * * *
Muchas películas mitifican a Nueva York cuando la presentan como la cumbre del mundo; un lugar apetecido por muchos para vivir o visitar. Woody Allen, por ejemplo, ha creado un sentimiento romántico y nostálgico alrededor de la gran...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 12:03 PM
While We're Young * * * ½
Después de Woody Allen, ningún cineasta ha mostrado tanto interés por explorar el comportamiento de los intelectuales neoyorquinos de clase media como lo hace Noah Baumbach. Las películas de este director retratan a gente...
| May 7, 2015
| 4:40 PM
Echoes of the hilarious ineptitude of Woody Allen's "Take the Money and Run" and the historic kookiness of "Forrest Gump" turn up throughout "The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared," starring Sweden's beloved comic actor Robert...