In the past few weeks, Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Dawn Hudson have been quietly meeting with Chris Dodd of the MPAA, reps from the NAACP and studio execs, aiming at a more inclusive industry. As Academy…
Steven Strait (“Magic City”) and Emmy winner Shohreh Aghdashloo (“House of Saddam”) are set to star in Syfy’s “The Expanse,” a 10-episode space opera based on the best-selling book series, the…
Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo will receive the Noor Iranian Film Festival’s Achievement Award at the Skirball Cultural Center on Oct. 24, the fest’s closing night. Aghdashloo, who stars in “Silk,” a…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
A sweet, modestly budgeted family offering that reminds what Disney stood for before adopting its franchise-driven strategy.
At the end of each scene of Bijan Sheibani's production of "The House of Bernarda Alba" there's a loud sting of sound and a stab of light snapping to blackout. Unfortunately, those added dramatic…
Two-time Tony winner Jonathan Pryce (“Miss Saigon”) will play the title role in “King Lear,” the climax of the 2012 slate at London’s Almeida Theater. Lineup also includes a world premiere and a new…
Told in four hourlong chapters that HBO will air over two nights, this BBC production about Saddam Hussein's reign and eventual fall is best viewed as a gangster movie, with scenes that echo "The…
Plays for much of its running time like a dime-store version of Arthur Miller, only to conclude in a wrenching, extraordinarily brutal sequence that is as upsetting as it is moving.
With very little sex and very little city, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2" still seems a good bet to grab a sizable chunk of the underserved chick-flick demographic, boosted by its young…
A pair of Oscar-nominated actresses were the toast of the town as the Santa Barbara Film Festival kicked off with tributes to Julie Christie and Cate Blanchett this past weekend.
The third time's not the charm in "X-Men: The Last Stand." Brett Ratner delivers a wham-bam sequel noticeably lacking in the moody atmospherics and emotional weight. Robust action, the…