At 5:30 on a Monday night, I was at the bar at Donohue's Steakhouse (845 Lexington Avenue, 212-744-0938), sandwiched between a low-level lawyer with a Budweiser and an English businessman drinking a glass of red wine and finishing the last of his green peas. A few seats down, a married couple with a ... More >>
Experience the playwright on screen
Who will you miss the most? *Elizabeth Taylor. A legend, a goddess, an activist. *Steve Jobs. Ditto, except for the goddess bit.
Famed director Sidney Lumet, who gave us the true grit of Twelve Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, and Network, was memorialized at Alice Tully yesterday afternoon. Daughter Jenny Lumet MC'd the event, bringing out the speakers and smilingly announcing, "No matter how esteemed they are, they get ... More >>
Sidney Lumet, the acclaimed director of such classics as Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon and Network, died this morning in New York at the age of 86. His stepdaughter, Leslie Gimbel, told the New York Times that the cause was lymphoma. His filmmaking career was bookended by 1957's 12 Angry Men and ... More >>
Freckle-faced beauty Elizabeth Hartman debuted in 1965's A Patch of Blue, earning an Oscar nomination as the blind girl who's tortured by her mother (Shelley Winters) but learns about the brighter side of human nature when she's befriended by the nice black man in the park, Sidney Poitier. H ... More >>
Film Forum shows off its criminal record
Law & Order for minimalists
His name was Jean Sorel, and in fact it still is. The Frenchman is 75 and keeps on working. But Sorel's heyday was the '60s and '70s, when his dreamy features and glossy, immovable hair filled the screen in Sidney Lumet's fiery A View From The Bridge, Bunuel's wry classic Belle De Jour, and ... More >>
She was such a fine actress and esteemed wit--one of those people you wanted to have around forever, to elevate the culture just by entering a room. Finding her own niche within one of the most illustrious acting dynasties of all time, Lynn exploded in 1967's Georgy Girl, in which she was th ... More >>
Sure, there were missiles in Cuba. But what about the film critics' awards?
Ashanti's got nothing on Diana Ross
Chant 'Attica!' with Al Pacino in Bryant Park
Josh Brolin: "Great actor, Sean Penn. Great actor. Not an asshole like Russell Crowe." The second juiciest one--if rather bizarre--was Brolin saying he thought Ben Brantley was a "motherfucker" and not a good writer. And the cutest was Jenny Lumet's remark, "Dad, that's mine," as Sidney Lumet acci ... More >>
Bridging the gap between hero and antihero, Holden was no typical golden boy
A look back at a year when the whole world was watching
Sidney Lumet has always specialized in tough movies with brooding, hairy males, but he did do one flick about some lovely chick bonding—The Group, the 1966 melodrama based on Mary McCarthy’s novel about college grads and their problems with brooding, hairy males. The film will always be remember ... More >>
Two unusual careers, two tributes
Watching a career sore. And hearing amid the praise for Day-Lewis: 'Huston. We have a problem.'
Sibling rivalry. Daddy issues. Infidelity. Sidney Lumet crafts one hell of a melodrama
Yes (I'm Not There !), NYFF 45 (Blade Runner?) plays to its base (Don Rickles!), but what's so bad about that? (Redacted.)
Peccadillo revives Morning Star and memories of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire
It's the Littlest-Blockbuster-That-Could. The notorious fan-made remake of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' rides into Anthology Film Archives.
We interrupt regular programming to take you back to 1976's darkly comic masterpiece.
Get your avant-garde fix with plenty of experimental cinema this season
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When Gotham bottomed out: A serial killer, widespread arson, and the seeds of reinvention
Orthodox Eyes on G-d
Maybe, in Our Hemmed-In World, One Step Back Could Mean Two Steps Forward