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  • 'Love Is Strange' succeeds with simple story, that's not very strange at all

    The title "Love Is Strange" is strange, since director Ira Sachs' movie, from a screenplay he wrote with Mauricio Zacharias, shows the romance between its male leads to include normal problems, normal friends and normal frustrations. Beyond that...
  • Venice: Riccardo Scamarcio to Star in, Produce 'Pericles the Black Man'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Italian A-list actor-turned-producer Riccardo Scamarcio will shepherd and star in "Pericle il Nero" ("Pericles the Black Man"), a noir based on the eponymous Italo cult novel by Giuseppe Farrandino, published in France by the...
  • Film Review: 'Love Is Strange' tells a moving story

    Film Review: 'Love Is Strange' tells a moving story
    It's not many films that actually start with the happy ending, but that is seemingly the joyful place where "Love Is Strange" first takes us, as the couple Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) are finally allowed to tie the knot in an idyllic...
  • 'Longest Week' a droll comedy

    The considerable charms of Jason Bateman and Olivia Wilde get a considered workout in thelightly charmingNew York romance "The Longest Week." It's a droll comedy, with a droll narration (by Larry Pine), set among the idle affluent of Manhattan. It's...
  • Screenwriter Walter Bernstein at 95: Still Front and Center

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Ask Walter Bernstein what makes for a good screenplay, and he'll answer you with a (possibly apocryphal) story about Henry David Thoreau. "He was living out at Walden Pond and a friend came to tell him that Samuel Morse had...
  • 'The Trip to Italy:' Voyeuristic vacation treat

    Who would have thunk that "The Trip," a movie in which two semi-famous British comedians drive around the Lake District eating fine food and trading dead-on impersonations of Woody Allen, Michael Caine, and Sean Connery, would beget a sequel? But here,...
  • Comedian Lewis Black Will Riff On Happiness And More At Foxwoods

    Comedian Lewis Black Will Riff On Happiness And More At Foxwoods
    Lewis Black can't help but look back and laugh. While discussing Robin Williams' tragic demise and the state of America, the charmingly cranky comic may have hit it right on the head when trying to define that most elusive of states — happiness....
  • Joan Rivers' condition 'remains serious,' says daughter Melissa Rivers

    Joan Rivers' condition 'remains serious,' says daughter Melissa Rivers
    Comedian Joan Rivers' condition remains serious, her daughter Melissa Rivers said in a statement on Friday, after the television personality was hospitalized following a cardiac arrest. Rivers, 81, stopped breathing during a vocal cord procedure at a New...
  • Film Review: Nicole Kidman in 'Before I Go To Sleep'

    "Before I Go To Sleep" is a risky title for a genre exercise intended to keep viewers bolt upright in their seats, handing mirthful critics a ready-made punchline at the first sign of lethargy. The good news is that Rowan Joffe's adaptation of S.J....
  • Venice Film Review: 'She's Funny That Way'

    Screwball comedy was already a retro affair when Peter Bogdanovich mastered it in 1972 with "What's Up, Doc?" Forty-two years later, that ageless throwback is the standard to which the director aspires in "She's Funny That Way," . At once invoking genre...
  • Reclaiming John Wayne: The Duke's 10 best

    John Wayne was a great actor. There, I said it. It may get me thrown out of certain intellectual circles, it may cause some to wonder about my politics, but that's my premise and I'm sticking with it. Sooner or later (usually sooner), anyone who...