Ubiquitous novelist-screenwriter David Benioff gets his first screen credit with an ambitious adaptation for director Spike Lee of his debut novel "25th Hour," about a convicted drug dealer coming to…
The natural element for "John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars" is the drive-in, and that's the problem. Carpenter's movies, and especially his new one, belong to a bygone filmgoing culture that reveled in…
Romulus Linney's new play, "A Lesson Before Dying," is best experienced as a lesson in the pitfalls of adapting a successful novel to the stage. The esteemed playwright's version of the story about a…
A potentially maudlin "Death in Venice" scenario in a contemporary universe and a wryly comic key, "Love and Death on Long Island" marks a winning feature debut from Richard Kwietniowski.