I really admired Les Miserables. No, it's not perfect--there are too many crying, singing closeups--but I still found it astonishingly done, the first great movie musical since Chicago. But as you know, it's been dividing people more than anything since Coke Zero. Here's what someone on the All Th ... More >>
The Follies of 1832
Naturally, they might change--especially when I see every last film--but right now, this is what I'm predicting on goldderby.com (where they ask various commentators for their incredibly prescient forecasts and expect them to be accurate). SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1--Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables 2--S ... More >>
It happened tonight at Perfectly Marvelous, a benefit for the Public Theater at Joe's Pub, starring Anne Hathaway, Audra McDonald, and other biggies doing the naughty, bawdy songs from Cabaret. I'll let stylist to the stars Christian Freedom--who was there--lay it out for you: "It was a sit-down d ... More >>
I just saw My Week With Marilyn at the New York Film Festival, and it turns out to be a sweet and incisive true story about a production assistant's interplay with the screen legend during the tumultuous filming of The Prince and the Showgirl. The gofer, Colin Clark (played with youthful wonder by ... More >>
Here they are, boys! Here they are, world! Here's predictions! Best Musical: Memphis. Though I pray I'm wrong and it's Fela! Play: Red. Though I'm actually rooting for Next Fall
The 2010 Tony nominations are out, and the yearly ceremony that becomes more and more designed to persuade people from anywhere but New York City to spend money on theater is soon to follow. The idea behind the Tonys is simply to get Broadway to appeal to the rest of America in a big, fancy ... More >>
In case you live for the nominations like I do (and by the way, they'll be announced tomorrow morning), here are my guesses. Disclaimer: I'm at a disadvantage. I actually saw the shows!
Plus, Bellona serves a visual stew while Lend Me a Tenor lends laughs
Chattering with Emmy winner Leslie Jordan, plus sounding off on Broadway.
Julianne Moore, wasted again
De Niro takes a loooong, sloooow look at the history of the CIA