Every year, a gaggle of gagmen and funnywomen set out in pursuit of that holiest of TV grails: the first-person sitcom — a show written around a comedian's distinctive personality. Nothing can curb…
The WGA's Paul Selvin Award, lauding screenplays reflecting the spirit of constitutional and civil liberty, might have been tailor-made for Tony Kushner's "Lincoln," which explores the very…
Tom Stoppard earned his place in modern drama's pantheon by testing the limits of theatrical trickery ("Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead") and engaging with the modern world's densest political…
Nommed pics split between stories writ large and intimate tales
Never before have the Directors Guild of America and the Academy slates differed so dramatically, with only Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" and Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" named on both lists.
Lincoln, Valjean and Dodd are characters that demand acting range and power
Schrodinger's Cat -- that poor hypothetical puss sealed up in a box unseen and simultaneously dead and alive -- is explicitly evoked in the course of David Wiener's world premiere "Cassiopeia" at…
Apart from "Three Kings," his idiosyncratic, crazily prescient 1999 take on Middle East adventurism, David O. Russell made his bones by anatomizing the dysfunctional American family.
The possibility of a meeting of minds is the intriguing conceit behind Mark St. Germain's nationally popular "Freud's Last Session," finally arrived in L.A. with original Barrington Stage helmer…
A look at the best actress nominees for both comedy and drama.
Nominees include "Brave," "Frankenweenie," "Hotel Transylvania," "