| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Leaving aside Kurosawa's Japanese epic "Ran" and "A Thousand Acres," the 1997 adaptation of novelist Jane Smiley's relocation of Shakespeare to Iowa, there hasn't been a successful screen version of "King Lear." But the epic scale, and near permanent...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
In director Ronald Krauss' "Gimme Shelter," a pregnant 16-year-old flees her down-and-out abusive mother and rich, abortion-pushing father to find salvation in a home for unwed mothers. Whenever the film concentrates on the teen's interactions with the...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Natascha McElhone will not be ignored.
The British actress, who has played David Duchovny's on-and-off lover for six seasons on the Showtime comedy "Californication," will be taking on the role immortalized by Glenn Close in the upcoming London stage...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When former German international soccer player and sometime English league player Thomas Hitzelsperger came out earlier this month it made headlines not just in the U.K. but around the world. In the macho arena of professional sports in the U.K. and the...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Imagine a Grammy trip for the Lakers that starts in London before going on to Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin.
Maybe they would rename it the Royal Albert Hall trip.
Incoming NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said this week he was open to the idea of...
| Jan 19, 2014
Now in the winter of our discontent, Connecticut jazz fans can take great comfort in the warmth and nourishment from the rich movable feast of concerts to be served in our area through the bone-chilling season and well into the welcome arrival of spring....
| Jan 17, 2014
| 8:14 AM
With his "Harry Potter" days now well behind him, Daniel Radcliffe has been embracing less family-friendly material in recent years and that includes the darkly comic world of Martin McDonagh's "The Cripple of Inishmaan."
Having starred in the recent...
| Dec 16, 2013
He was tall, lean and handsome, with vivid blue eyes and a distinctive voice that film critic David Thomson once likened to "a rapier that has been used to stir the cream."
Peter O'Toole, who donned flowing white robes and rode a camel to movie...
| Jan 13, 2014
Resolutions to lose weight are often made in January yet almost as frequently abandoned as heavy hopefuls find diets that demand fasting, virtually no carbs or liquid food shakes notoriously hard to stick to.
But even "fad" diets can lead to a slimmer,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
CLAIM TO FAME
Zrinka Cvitesic burst on the Croatian film scene in 2005 at age 26 in "What Is a Man Without a Moustache," playing a young widow who helps a priest, and falls in love with him. An accomplished dancer, she won the inaugural season of the...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 8:12 AM
The popular London stage adaptation of the Mark Haddon novel "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" will be coming to Broadway in the fall, organizers announced on Wednesday. The play will run at the Barrymore Theatre in New York, though no...