| Mar 21, 2010
When actor Alfred Molina got a call that Michael Grandage, artistic director of London's high-profile Donmar Warehouse, wanted to meet with him, he relished a session of gossip about London theater.
But Grandage had a different agenda. Toward the end...
| Mar 19, 2010
| 8:12 AM
British actress Carey Mulligan became an international star - and an Oscar nominee - with her affecting performance in this superb drama, which also was up for best picture at this year's Academy Awards.
Adapted by novelist Nick Hornby ("About a Boy")...
| Jun 14, 2010
Awards should be aspirational, validating excellence and originality even though each and every one of us knows that commercialism rules the day. But far be it from the ever-insecure Tonys — the geeky glee club representative of the major...
| Jun 14, 2010
Reporting from New York
The feel-good musical "Memphis" and the art world drama "Red" were among the biggest Tony Award winners on a night when both Hollywood and London cast long shadows over Broadway's 64th annual spring ritual.
"Red," a two-character...
| Jun 4, 2010
Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer joined forces to create the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise.
They teamed up again to produce the swashbuckling "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time." It's based on a successful video game, which ensures an audience of...
| May 28, 2010
With apologies to Ben Franklin, the only things certain in life are death, taxes and that a Jerry Bruckheimer film will do its bombastic best to pummel, pound and, now, parkour you into submission. "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" is all that —...
| Jul 8, 2010
| 10:25 AM
Much like his most famous TV character, David Suchet knows what you're thinking.
Actually, though, you don't have to be Hercule Poirot to know that many viewers may be wondering why anyone would remake Agatha Christie's most famous mystery, "Murder on...
| Jul 14, 2010
My son and I attended a screening of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" at a schmantzy new multiplex, and heading out to the car afterward he observed that the only thing louder than the film was the supersonic hand dryer in the restroom.
He enjoyed both for...
| Mar 4, 2011
A marvelous mash-up of Old West and newfangled, "Rango" rewrites the animation playbook with its eye-popping critters and varmints, and its hero's tale (tail?) of a chameleon desperate for a SAG card and a town desperate for a sheriff. What fun.
| Jun 10, 2011
| 9:39 AM
All sorts of Old West conventions and cliches get sent up in this often clever animated parody that reteams Johnny Depp - as the voice of the title character - with Gore Verbinski, his director on the first three "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies....
| Sep 30, 2011
| 10:33 AM
Bennett Miller directed the acclaimed film "Capote" in 2005. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Miller now brings his masterful but subtle touch to the sports movie genre in "Moneyball." In the process, he...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 1:43 PM
In the new photography book "Art & Soul: Stars Unite to Celebrate and Support the Arts," celebrities are speaking up about arts programs being removed from schools. Conceived by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith and Robin Bronk, CEO of The...