Story | Aug 4, 2014 | 11:28 AM
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Story | Jul 11, 2014 | 8:30 PMThe end credits for Kevin Asch's film "Affluenza" may not acknowledge "The Great Gatsby" as its obvious inspiration, but the film hews so closely to F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel that it practically counts as source material. Recasting the great Jazz Age saga of class mores and American decline among a bunch of Long Island rich kids during the financial meltdown of 2008, the film hits all the book's basic notes without ever seeming to grasp its main point, making for a splashy-looking yet depressingly empty exercise that is never more shallow than the times when it tries to go deep. The film launches on VOD this weekend, with a Los Angeles theatrical rollout next weekend.
Story | Aug 4, 2014 | 12:30 PM
There's a delicious moment in the reworked musical "The Visit" when Chita Rivera, playing Claire Zachanassian, the world's richest woman, speaks of her eventful, much-widowed life and her near-death experiences that claimed several of her limbs. She...
Story | Jan 9, 2014 | 4:30 PM
Mark Rylance and Samuel Barnett, two major players in this season's much-lauded and recently profitable revivals of "Twelfth Night" and "Richard III," won't compete with themselves in the same category for Tony nominations, according to a new ruling...
Story | May 3, 2014