A (mostly) straight-faced movie about the art of being funny, Leah Wolchok's "Very Semi-Serious" pulls back the curtain on The New Yorker's venerable cartoon department.
Renee Fleming is an illustrious opera star who has sung more than 50 leading roles in the world’s great opera houses. The diva is also a jolly good sport for her enthusiastic send-up of diva-dom in…
There was a time when a Neil LaBute film titled "Dirty Weekend" might have promised a veritable buffet of social and sexual provocations.
New! Fresh! Original! We toss those kudos around a lot in this business. (It’s like calling everyone “darling.”) But “Fun Home” really earns the praise. Lisa Kron, who wrote both book and lyrics…
As a shepherd and his donkey, dog, goats and chickens pursue their peaceful routines, visitors drop by to swap stories of Italy's past and present conflicts.
For viewers still waiting for the indefinitely delayed third "Bridget Jones" film, Ben Palmer's easy, breezy romantic comedy "Man Up" offers a pleasant sense of deja vu.
Drastic extremes of poverty and privilege have long been interlocked in Johannesburg, yet while the city's reputation as a township-encircled crime capital has informed the likes of "Tsotsi" and…
A ragtag badminton team of ex-cons and washed-up champs jump-smash their way to the grand prix in “Full Strike,” a Hong Kong comedy that’s more acrobatic caper than motivational sports film…
Commentators who wondered if Roseanne Barr’s 2012 presidential candidacy was a joke may still have their doubts after “Roseanne for President!” This authorized portrait doesn’t do much to suggest…
James Franco works so prolifically these days that he's bound to repeat himself now and again: In "The Adderall Diaries," for example, he chalks up his second performance this year as an emotionally…