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  • David Frost dies at 74; British journalist interviewed Nixon

    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

    '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,...
  • Critic's Pick: 'Rush'

    Critic's Pick: 'Rush'
    Ah, the difficulties of being a Formula One film in a NASCAR world. It perhaps explains the slow start here for the full-throttle sports drama "Rush." Polished to a high sheen by director Ron Howard, it stars "Thor's" Chris Hemsworth as British racer...
  • Rufus Norris to succeed Nicholas Hytner at National Theatre

    Rufus Norris to succeed Nicholas Hytner at National Theatre
    Rufus Norris, who began his career as an actor before turning to directing, has been tapped to succeed Nicholas Hytner as the new director of Britain's presitigious National Theatre. Norris is expected to assume his new role when Hytner steps down at...
  • Kenneth Branagh's lauded 'Macbeth' is coming to U.S. cinemas

    Kenneth Branagh's lauded 'Macbeth' is coming to U.S. cinemas
    Kenneth Branagh is back in Bard territory with a new production of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" that he stars in and co-directed with Rob Ashford at the Manchester International Festival in England. The production marks the first time Branagh has played the...
  • Toronto 2013: Watch trailers featuring Brad Pitt, George Clooney

    Toronto 2013: Watch trailers featuring Brad Pitt, George Clooney
    Stars Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves and many more were included as part of the Toronto International Film Festival's first programming announcement Tuesday morning, which included opening and closing night titles,...
  • 'Rush'

    'Rush'
    Ron Howard's penchant for varying his subjects as a director - with great skill - continues with this engrossing drama, the true story of the 1970s rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt (played by Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl)....