The New York transfer of U.K. musical “Matilda” opened April 11 at Broadway’s Shubert Theater. The following is David Benedict’s review (Daily Variety, Dec. 13, 2010) of the London production, with…
An often hilarious living-dead comedy that just had to happen, given the current hunger for zombies, vampires and other things that refuse to keel over.
A comedy of extramarital manners in several unconnected chapters, "The Players" is an odd beast that, like all omnibus films, is only as strong as its weakest link.
Helmer Nikolaj Arcel reaches back to 18th-century Denmark to spin a real-life tale of intrigue, power, money, sex, love and betrayal in the handsome, character-driven historical drama "A Royal…
One of the most intense and complex feature debuts to come from Sweden since "Show Me Love."
A brave, affecting turn by Ashley Judd cuts through the overall torpor of "Helen."
Cleaning is good for the soul -- and so is laughter. Both themes are elegantly and imaginatively intertwined in Sarah Ruhl's "The Clean House," the Susan Smith Blackburn winner receiving its world…
This 132-minute director's cut of 1994 Gallic smash "Leon" ("The Professional" in the U.S.), runs 26 minutes longer and is, according to Luc Besson, the more poignant and sensitive version he'd have…
A dour and illiterate Italian hit man finds redemption in the company of a headstrong, orphaned girl in Luc Besson's "The Professional." Shooting entirely in English for the first time since his…
Tango equals sex equals death in writer-director Leonard Schrader's fatally dark exploration of the 1920s tango underworld. The genesis for Tango was found among Argentine writer Manuel Puig's…