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  • 'Plastic' a slick, 'Ocean's Eleven'-type crime caper

     'Plastic' a slick, 'Ocean's Eleven'-type crime caper
    The slick, fast-paced "Plastic" is a guilty pleasure of a crime thriller involving an intrepid quartet of credit card-scamming young Brits. As mindless entertainment goes, it's a pretty watchable time-passer. Based in part on a true story, the film...
  • TV Review: PBS' 'The Boomer List,' Epix's 'Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football'

    With documentaries, subject matter is often half the battle. Yet two interesting topics are mostly squandered in projects premiering on Sept. 23, with PBS' "The Boomer List" having little to say and Epix's "Forgotten Four: The Integration of Pro Football"...
  • Why the poor have to use the 'poor door'

    Why the poor have to use the 'poor door'
    Everybody's mad about the "poor door." This is the name critics have bestowed upon the separate entrance for the affordable-housing units at a planned new luxury building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Those who pay market rates would have access to...
  • 'Men in Blazers': How Producer Michael Davies Became a TV Soccer Commentator

    From Bravo's "Watch What Happens: Live" to GSN's "The American Bible Challenge," prolific producer Michael Davies has had no less than half a dozen series and pilots in the hopper at any given time during the past few years at his Sony Pictures TV-based...
  • George Clooney may be considering 'Downton Abbey' site for wedding

    George Clooney may be considering 'Downton Abbey' site for wedding
    Now that the Kim Kardashian/Kanye West wedding extravaganza is behind us, we can look ahead to the George Clooney/Amal Almuddin wedding, scheduled for September. It might be in as notable a location as the Kimye affair, which was split between...
  • 'Filth' an over-the-top wallow in the gutter

     'Filth' an over-the-top wallow in the gutter
    "Filth," adapted from "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh's 1998 novel, is either lucky to have James McAvoy playing its lead character — a venal, corrupt, vice-ridden reprobate of an Edinburgh detective — or oddly unfortunate. Although it's...
  • Max Irons, Charles Dance, Elizabeth McGovern Join 'Woman in Gold'

    LONDON -- "The White Queen" star Max Irons, "Game of Thrones" thesp Charles Dance, and Elizabeth McGovern from "Downton Abbey" have joined the cast of "Woman in Gold," which is being produced by The Weinstein Company, BBC Films and Origin Pictures. Other...
  • Banff World Media Festival Peers Into Future of Media

    The Banff World Media Festival will use its 35th anniversary as an occasion to look ahead, according to fest exec director Ferne Cohen. "As with the industry in general we define ourselves as evolving and forward-looking," she says. Accordingly,...
  • Fresh spate of sexism, violence ominously familiar

    Fresh spate of sexism, violence ominously familiar
    It's a long way from "Lysistrata" but in recent weeks, more than 2,400 years since Aristophanes gave voice to female discontent in a patriarchal society, the gender wars erupted once again in ways both refreshingly modern and disquietingly familiar....
  • WWI, the not so great war

    NEWBURY, England -- World War I began as most wars do with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years. While the match igniting the "war to end all wars" was lit by the assassination of Austria's Archduke Ferdinand on June 28,...
  • WWI: the not-so-great war [Commentary]

    WWI: the not-so-great war [Commentary]
    NEWBURY, England -- World War I began as most wars do with patriotic fervor and predictions of a quick end. It lasted four years. While the match igniting the "war to end all wars" was lit by the assassination of Austria's Archduke Ferdinand on June 28,...