| Nov 29, 2008
| 11:51 AM
| Jul 7, 2008
MUCH AS one would like to join Edith Piaf in a duet of "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien," a critic can't help having occasional regrets after passing instantaneous verdicts on scores of plays and musicals, usually in the space of a few morning hours after a...
| Mar 28, 2010
By the time Liza Minnelli took the stage at Birdland, just after midnight, the party was in full swing: Michael Feinstein hugged the Broadway legend and a bubbly, upbeat crowd sang happy birthday to her.
Parker Posey performed a wild, gyrating dance to...
| Nov 12, 2008
" The Duchess." "W." " Changeling." " Defiance." "Frost/Nixon." "Milk." " Valkyrie." "Che." What do these films have in common, other than succinct titles? All are based on real people and events, and all happen to have release dates timed to award...
| Jan 13, 2008
"You must make the wood cry," says Armin Mueller-Stahl in "Eastern Promises," giving an impromptu violin lesson to two adoring little girls. With a flourish of bow upon strings, he charms his young proteges, along with visitor Naomi Watts and the...
| Jan 14, 2008
"ATONEMENT," director Joe Wright's epic romantic drama of redemption starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy, won the 65th annual Golden Globe award for best motion picture drama Sunday evening, capping off a night overshadowed by the crippling...
| Jan 22, 2008
| 6:58 AM
"Atonement," "Juno," "Michael Clayton," "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" were nominated this morning for the Academy Award for best picture of 2007.
The gripping oil epic "There Will Be Blood" and the gritty contemporary Western, "No...
| Jan 22, 2008
In The Season of surprise, it turns out Oscar had a few of his own.
As press and publicists gathered for this morning's Oscar nomination announcement by Academy president Sid Ganis and Kathy Bates (a last-minute substitute for a scheduled but unannounced...
| Feb 11, 2008
The sweeping World War II romance "Atonement" won Britain's top film honors on Sunday.
The movie, which won the Golden Globe for best dramatic film and is nominated for seven Oscars, went into the ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall vying for 14...
| Feb 13, 2008
Random notes on the blissfully strike-free Oscars as less than a week of voting remains and there is evidence of some races tightening:
One race that isn't is best picture, where a gallant attempt by "Michael Clayton" to overtake apparent leader "No...
| Feb 24, 2008
TO glance at the Academy Award nominees for lead actor is to get a quick but thorough lesson in the major themes that dominated American movies last year. Almost to a man, Daniel Day-Lewis, Johnny Depp, George Clooney, Tommy Lee Jones and Viggo...
| Feb 24, 2008
No one messes with the Oscars.
The Academy Awards have been as certain as the sunrise. Ceremonies may have been postponed, but the show has gone on despite wars, assassinations and the fickleness of Mother Nature.
This year, the Writers Guild of America...