At the end of a recent screening of "Defiance," the new Edward Zwick film about three brothers who led Jewish partisans to fight the Nazis in the forests of Belarus during World War II, an elderly…
James Schamus -- a fast-talking New Yorker with a weakness for bow ties and bookish round glasses -- is frequently described as an intellectual, even an egghead.
On a typical day this past summer, James Schamus would wake up in his custom-made, eco-friendly house in upstate New York, take a quick dip in the pond and then drive down the road to resume working…
Fifteen years ago, when Conan O'Brien took over David Letterman's chair on "Late Night" to a resounding Bronx cheer -- including a review skewering the new show as "roadkill" -- the question on many…
Like a true movie junkie, Richard Pena can tick off the great double features he saw as a child as if the movies were still showing downtown. In New York of the 1960s, a time when arthouse and…
When she took over as the city's film commissioner, Katherine Oliver began ridiculing movies that show audiences "fake" New York -- scenes supposedly shot on location in Gotham but actually filmed in…
On a recent Friday evening, in a windowless office tucked off of the Metropolitan Opera's gilded main hall, Peter Gelb sits scrutinizing a loose-leaf sheet scribbled with attendance figures.
When a psychopath starts swinging a pickax, Maxime Alexandre knows what to do: Head for the blade. The 35-year-old cinematographer has a taste for point-blank horror, often delivering orgies of…
In his upcoming time-travel thriller, "Deja Vu," director Tony Scott spikes futuristic physics with healthy doses of Hollywood romance, crime and big-budget action. The film, which finished shooting…
Paul Greengrass' "United 93," which opens the fifth annual Tribeca Film Festival, will ask New Yorkers -- who suffered the brunt of the attacks -- to return to the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when a…
The guests crowding a country ball at the start of "Pride & Prejudice" seem ready for an 18th-century mosh pit. Men and women frolic around the hall in flowing linen gowns and soft cloth jackets -…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- ‘La La Land,’ ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘The Crown’ Win Costume Designers Guild Awards
- Spirit Awards Hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney on Friendship, Indie Films and Day Drinking
- Final Oscar Predictions as the Season Hits the Home Stretch
- Behind-the-Scenes Video of Ryan Gosling Playing Piano in ‘La La Land’ (EXCLUSIVE)