By the time Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker in Christopher Nolan's 2008 The Dark Knight was finally seen by critics and audiences, talk of a posthumous Oscar reached a fever pitch. Naturally, the inclination to compare Ledger's work to past posthumous landmarks proved tempting, and many list ... More >>
No one plays a legendary movie star like another movie star--I mean, they really know how it's done, or at least they're willing to trot out their best mannerisms and try. Here are some of the most memorable examples (some because they're brilliant, others because they're glittery trash) of filmla ... More >>
I've praised Frank Langella's memoir, Dropped Names, several times, admiring its candor and insight--though I did note the weirdness of him writing about Anthony Perkins coming on to him without ever revealing whether the author bit the bait. Langella's book serves up steaming truckloads of dish ab ... More >>
Jean SimmonsAnd there were a lot of them, all with a legacy of astounding achievements well worth reflecting on! Rue McClanahan? Elizabeth Edwards? Teena Marie?
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Grey Gardens proves that bad housekeeping can make good theater
Coming of age and coming out in the Me Decade
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Greenberg's Girl bears an amazing resemblance to summer-stock romances of the '50s
Sex on the Brain
''In the new George Michael video, two very arresting male cops are locked in a passionate kiss, bringing new meaning to the word entrapment.''