| Dec 17, 2010
| 10:09 AM
Long regarded as a stage and screen mainstay for his acting, Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman ("Capote") turns film director for the first time with this adaptation of a play he also starred in.
He and Amy Ryan ("Gone Baby Gone") portray people set up...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
With his small-time New Jersey law firm’s business at a standstill, plus a wife (Amy Ryan) and two kids at home, Mike (Paul Giamatti) takes advantage of an elderly client so he can earn money as the man’s guardian. Soon...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 7:31 PM
Paul Giamatti is a gifted actor who has made a career of being the sweet schlub who always messes up spectacularly before he finds loving redemption. And he does so, wonderfully, in "Win Win."
Here he plays Mike, an attorney with a sinking law...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 12:35 PM
As his award-winning work in television's "John Adams" and the recent "Barney's Version" confirm, the unexpected always can be expected of Paul Giamatti, and the actor offers fresh evidence again in this tale of an attorney whose professional and...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:42 PM
On Sunday, Hollywood celebrates itself and honors its own. All eyes (or most of them anyway) will be on the presentations of the Academy Awards.
But do the Oscars always end up in the right hands? Opinions abound on this topic, and what follows is only...
| Nov 25, 2009
| 12:16 PM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Amy Ryan was born in New York City on this date in 1969. This birthday gal earned a 2007 Oscar nomination for her performance in "Gone Baby Gone." Her other film credits include "Capote," "War of the Worlds" and "Before the Devil...
| Jun 25, 2010
| 4:33 PM
On Friday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the names of the "135 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures" and have been invited to join this club that numbers...
| Jul 14, 2010
| 4:33 PM
HBO's upcoming slate of programs looked good before, but now it's truly a safe bet to say the network is back with a vengeance. HBO announced Wednesday that it has picked up the series "Luck," which was written by David Milch ("Deadwood," "NYPD Blue") and...