The pleasure is doubled in "Spider-Man 2." Crackerjack entertainment from start to finish, this rousing yarn about a reluctant superhero and his equally conflicted friends and enemies improves in…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has recognized the Hamptons Film Festival as a qualifying fest for the Academy Awards' shorts categories.
Narrowing his focus to one virtually free-standing section of John Irving's sprawling novel, "A Widow for One Year," writer-director Tod Williams may have radically altered the perspective of the…
In second year, kudofest focuses on pace as it tries to find its place
In the beginning and on the surface, it was a glossy teen sudser set in the upper tax brackets of Southern California. Almost a year later, "The OC" has emerged as a critical and ratings darling for…
Who says all the real TV drama these days happens on reality shows? You can have your Omarosa breakdowns or "Survivor" sexual harassment claims. Scripted dramas still have the power to move, frighten…
Asking what makes for a hit drama these days seems to be the million-dollar question.
A cable series about the lives and loves of sexy women in a major city -- how could it not succeed? Showtime brass clearly thought the same, picking up "The L Word" two weeks after its January debut…
Barbara Hall didn't have divine inspiration when penning the pilot of "Joan of Arcadia." In fact, it was a former job that put the concept in her head.
All great dynasties must come to an end. "The West Wing" has won Emmy's drama series statuette four straight years -- every year it has been on the air. But, if listening to TV insiders is any…
Even though Emmy winners "ER," "Law & Order," "The West Wing" and "The Practice" have garnered terrific ratings, drawing a big audience isn't always a factor in determining drama series champs.