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  • For Gugu Mbatha-Raw and period dramas, it's a breakthrough 'Belle'

     For Gugu Mbatha-Raw and period dramas, it's a breakthrough 'Belle'
    Think of it as the corset drama unlaced. Directed by Amma Asante from a screenplay by Misan Sagay, the new film "Belle" features a breakthrough performance for actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw in the title role of Dido Elizabeth Belle. Born the illegitimate...
  • Senseless waste of human life

    If you had seen the announcement of the Idler Academy's Bad Grammar Awards in Britain, you could have predicted what would turn up: the less/fewer distinction, it's/its, homonym confusions, errant apostrophes. The same trivial items that crop up regularly...
  • Review: Gugu Mbatha-Raw rises above an overstuffed script in 'Belle'

    Review: Gugu Mbatha-Raw rises above an overstuffed script in 'Belle'
    In a strange sense, "Belle," dressed up in the corsets and social conventions of Georgian England, proves a good canvas for its mannered conversation about race. In an even stranger sense, the way the film examines and exposes the attitudes of London'...
  • The 'Provision State': Connecticut Resources Fed Struggle For Independence

    The 'Provision State': Connecticut Resources Fed Struggle For Independence
    Freezing cold, stricken with smallpox and under attack from enemy ships in a foreign land, a regiment of American soldiers fled their encampment in Deschambault, Canada, early on the morning of May 7, 1776. Under the command of Col. Charles Burrall, the...
  • Ian Callum's thoughts on Petersen's greatest sports coupes

    Ian Callum's thoughts on Petersen's greatest sports coupes
    Beauty and cars aren’t new to Los Angeles. But for the next six months you’ll be able to see highlights of both at the Petersen Automotive Museum. The organization has on display a new exhibit called the World’s Greatest Sports Coupes....
  • This 'Ghost' carries a tune

    This 'Ghost' carries a tune
    Bruce Joel Rubin, who won an Academy Award for his screenplay for the 1990 hit movie "Ghost," did not feel a compelling need to revisit the work. Not long after the film's release — it went on to earn half a billion dollars worldwide —...
  • For Scotland, and Ireland, independence just ain't what it used to be

    For Scotland, and Ireland, independence just ain't what it used to be
    In September, inhabitants of Scotland will vote on independence from the United Kingdom. On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II warmly welcomed to Windsor Castle the president of the Republic of Ireland, which declared its full independence from British rule in...
  • 'Snowpiercer' Arrives on Video in France Two Months Ahead of Delayed U.S. Release

    While director Bong Joon-ho's dystopian sci-fi spectacular "Snowpiercer" is still two months away from its long-delayed U.S. release via Weinstein Co. subsidiary Radius, in France (where it was released last fall) Bong's film has newly arrived on Blu-...
  • Paul Greenberg: Very well, alone!

    It's enough to make a tear appear even on the usually stony face of Clio, muse of history, who you'd think would be used to having her works -- and their lessons -- ignored by now. This time it's the lesson that David Low, the British cartoonist,...
  • Peter Brook at 89 keeps slipping into new suits

    Peter Brook at 89 keeps slipping into new suits
    Through nearly 70 years of acclaim as a theater, film and television director — most particularly as a theater director — Peter Brook has been called a magician many times. In 1962, the British critic Kenneth Tynan extolled him not for...
  • Billion Dollar Composer: John Powell Ranges From Action to Animation

    With "Rio 2" in release and "How to Train Your Dragon 2" due in June, London-born John Powell reconfirms his status as today's leading composer for animated films. Twenty of his 54 features have been animated. And with a resume that also includes a...