Comedian Has a Sad
That's the bold contention of Dan Callahan's well written book Barbara Stanwyck, The Miracle Woman. Says he: "Mighty as they were, Davis and Hepburn were actors who sometimes indicated emotions, or ran roughshod over them. "Stanwyck only did that once, in Sorry, Wrong Number, her last Oscar bid. ... More >>
David Cromer helms a subdued version of John Guare
Not since my last date with a sadomasochist have I been so desperate to leave a show at intermission, only to cheer so loudly at the very end. Yes, the David Cromer-directed revival of John Guare's 1966 black comedy The House of Blue Leaves is that kind of schizo experience. For the absurdi ... More >>
Go west, middle-aged man!
I can answer that! Just off the top of my head... (1) Toni Collette. She always brings a deep-rooted sense of integrity to her work. Superstardom has only evaded her because she has so much range that people can’t peg her that easily. Bonus points for being nice.
The world is a stage
Plus Film Forum celebrates Italian screen icon Alberto Sordi
Let us all gather ‘round (and bring your spouses, by the way) and praise nepotism. Last year was truly a golden age for it in Hollywood. You’ll remember that Leslie Mann (Judd Apatow’s wife) landed a plum role in his Knocked Up; Helena Bonham Carter (Tim Burton’s lady) nailed the coveted rol ... More >>
The absolutely last word on words not to have lived by during the previous year
Delightedly running in circles at Japanther's dino-themed "comedic rock opera"
Margot sees family for what it is: prickly
The intimate pleasures and necessary detachments of Toronto 2007
It's the Leighs' Partyand they'll be wry if they want to
Dr. Awkward: Solondz's universe remains static and schematic, backward and forward
Shadow of the thin man: Bale's method madness and goth-grunge ambience yield net loss
Jane Campion's feminist film noir stirs up pheromones and occult mystery in a malevolent East Village
Moviegoers Avoid Big-Budget Pitfalls
Berlin's Falling Stock