The title character in this faithful retelling of Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel suffers (and suffers, and then suffers some more) for her beauty, which at times can make an otherwise-sumptuous production…
Korea's celebrities are coping with Internet attention worthy of TMZ and PerezHilton.
Though Singapore's Suntec Convention Center last week played host to both the Asia TV Festival and the first Asian edition of the venerable computer graphics tradeshow SIGGRAPH, it looked as if folks…
Playwright, screenwriter and actor Greg Suddeth died Dec. 19 in Los Angeles. He was 55.
Lark Previn, an adopted daughter of actress Mia Farrow whose sister Soon-Yi Previn was at the center of Farrow's messy breakup with Woody Allen, died after a long illness Dec. 25 in Brooklyn, N.Y…
Sharp divides are never as easy to pinpoint in Hollywood, although Peter Biskind made a pretty good case in his book "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls." Now that clique of 1970s helmers no longer dominates…
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…
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…