"Monsoon Wedding" is an unrepentantly cross-cultural audience-pleaser from Indian director Mira Nair, whose films have forged a distinctive path on the popular, gaudy edges of art cinema exotica…
A ruthless swordsman in the wilds of Rajasthan lays down his steel and heads for the Himalayas in "The Warrior," an existential Eastern story that's a real eyeful on the big sheet.
CBS and the American Film Institute are about to give the Golden Globes some competition. Eye web and AFI today will announce plans for an annual film and TV awards dinner that aims to serve as the…
Television comedy in the 1980s felt a lot like a Ronald Reagan campaign commercial: warm and fuzzy, but frequently lacking substance.
A flashy, cool and supremely charismatic performance by Denzel Washington serves as a continuous flashpoint for "Training Day," a tough, confrontational cop picture that further sullies the…
Gameshows, Westerns and newsmagazines may come and go, but one genre that has survived over the decades: sketch comedy.
When Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera's animated Stone Age family "The Flintstones" bowed on ABC in 1960, it was gently heralding the dawn of a new chapter in television. After being exclusively seen on…
Zero Mostel once said the common denominator among his favorite female television comedians is that they all loved to share.
In 1969, fans of ABC's "The Brady Bunch" watched Greg, Marcia and the rest of the siblings preening in the bathroom with one important element missing: a toilet.
The family comedy was proclaimed dead. Single-camera sitcoms didn't work. Fox couldn't do live-action laffers, period.
A not-so-funny thing happened to the sitcom at the turn of the millennium. Viewer erosion, the reality TV explosion and a bloated economic model, among other factors, threatened to cripple a genre…