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  • David Frost: A self-producing, self-perpetuating brand of his own

    David Frost: A self-producing, self-perpetuating brand of his own
    David Frost, the British interviewer and television personality who died suddenly Saturday on board the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth at the age of 74, had no real American equivalent -- he was something of a cross between Barbara Walters and Dick Cavett,...
  • David Frost dies at 74; British journalist interviewed Nixon

    David Frost badgered statesmen and made small talk with stars, but one exchange towered over all the others in his 50-year career. "You've explained how you have got caught up in this thing," he told Richard Nixon in his famous 1977 TV interviews with...
  • 'Merrily We Roll Along' revival from London coming to U.S. cinemas

    The acclaimed London revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along" from the Menier Chocolate Factory will be broadcast to cinemas in the U.S. next month. The musical production will be screened starting Oct. 23 in cinemas across the country....
  • 'Rush' and 'Prisoners' make their case to academy members

    'Rush' and 'Prisoners' make their case to academy members
    "What's the deal with all these movies," one academy member asked me over the weekend. "All of a sudden, there are just so many of them, and they're all supposed to be really, really good." You could almost forgive his astonishment, awakening as he...
  • Auto-racing film 'Rush' takes another route with Niki Lauda's help

    Auto-racing film 'Rush' takes another route with Niki Lauda's help
    TORONTO — It was 37 years ago, but Niki Lauda recalls his brush with death as if it happened this morning. The Austrian Formula One driver had been in a ferocious nip-and-tuck battle for most of the season with his British rival James Hunt when...
  • Review: 'Rush' is a good ride, but not a great one

    If the elegant cars of Formula One racing are thoroughbreds, "Rush," the new film set in that world, is more of a mixed breed. When screenwriter Peter Morgan candidly calls this "a British independent film directed by a Hollywood director," he is...
  • 'Rush' review: Nobody wins

    'Rush' review: Nobody wins
    *1/2 (out of four) Boy, the only thing more thrilling than seeing who can drive laps the fastest is seeing nothing of a race other than results on screen. “British Grand Prix. Hunt wins, Lauda second.” How exhilarating! The fact is,...
  • Theater review: 'Frost/Nixon' from Empty Spaces Theatre Co(llaboration)

    Theater review: 'Frost/Nixon' from Empty Spaces Theatre Co(llaboration)
    If the political machinations of the Nixon administration had been as smartly executed as the Orlando production of Broadway play "Frost/Nixon," history well could have taken a very different course. Empty Spaces Theatre Co(llaboration) opened the first...
  • Helen Mirren wins another award for playing Queen Elizabeth II

    Helen Mirren wins another award for playing Queen Elizabeth II
    Helen Mirren keeps winning awards for playing Queen Elizabeth II. The actress won multiple trophies, including an Oscar in 2007, for her role in "The Queen." Earlier this year, she collected an Olivier Award -- London's equivalent of the Tony Award --...
  • Films inspired by true events walk a tricky line

    Films inspired by true events walk a tricky line
    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" isn't true. It's only "inspired" by a true story. Screenwriter Danny Strong realized his limitations in constructing a script based on an article about former White House butler Eugene Allen, but rather than ditch the story...
  • 'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields

     'Slave' and 'Gravity' lead director, cinematography fields
    "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" became the best picture front-runners after flooring audiences at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals, and little has changed in the ensuing weeks. Naturally, then, given their estimable craft, both movies are also...