I have been fascinated by the world of professional wrestling for years. I believe that when theater in the 20th century is studied from the vantage point of 500 years from now, professional…
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In his latest film, "Slumdog Millionaire," Danny Boyle breathes life into the fiercely irrepressible hero Jamal and the kaleidoscopic beauty of Mumbai with a pulsing vitality.
A Russian woman visits her soldier grandson in war-ravaged Chechnya. She shuffles about the camp with a kind of perplexed authority, meeting soldiers, chatting to her grandson and tottering off for…
Composer, conductor and pianist Jack Quigley died Dec. 14 in Burbank, Calif. after a heart attack. He was 79.
Mike Leigh's films speak to theater lovers. He rehearses the actors for a long time, and he works with an ensemble of actors, which is something I care about. But my favorite thing about Leigh is…
I loved "Man on Wire." It transfixed mI loved "Man on Wire." It transfixed me. I watched it with Kristin Scott Thomas at the Sunshine Cinema while we were previewing "The Seagull" on Broadway, and it…
I must admit in advance that I am quite biased on the subject of "Milk," having grown up in San Francisco in the 1960s and 1970s. We were all huge supporters of Harvey and we knew the Moscone family…
"The Asphalt Jungle," "Sergeant York," "In Cold Blood," "The Pawnbroker," "Deliverance" and "The Terminator" are among the 25 films selected this year by the Library of Congress for inclusion in its…
Jim Strouse's drama "The Winning Season" has been added to the Premieres section of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
Sam Mendes' film work is a distinct, not an acquired taste. You either love it or loath it. Try being middle-of-the-road on "American Beauty" or "Road to Perdition," or even "Jarhead." It doesn't…