| Mar 18, 2008
| 1:33 PM
| Mar 21, 2008
Times film critics on a few of Anthony Minghella's most memorable movies:
"The English Patient"
(Nov. 15, 1996)
"Love in the extremes of wartime. Love in a dangerous, unstable universe where questions of nationality and betrayal predominate. Love that...
| Dec 28, 2008
Edward Klosinski, 65; a Polish cinematographer best known for his work with director Andrzej Wajda (Jan. 5)
Ralph Bradshaw White, 66; an underwater cinematographer who documented the 1985 discovery of the Titanic (Feb. 4)
Kon Ichikawa, 92; a...
| Dec 23, 2008
| 11:44 AM
Can a formidable actress redeem a pile of solemn erotic kitsch? Kate Winslet answers that one as honestly as she can in the film version of Bernhard Schlink's 1995 novel "The Reader," the tale of a 15-year-old West German boy who, in 1958, embarks on an...
| Jan 23, 2009
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has forced the cruelest result upon Kate Winslet, nominating her for best actress for her indelible performance as a onetime concentration camp guard in "The Reader" but skipping over her other acclaimed...
| Feb 22, 2009
Tonight's Oscar ceremony will be the 81st in the award's venerable history, and like people who've reached an advanced age, the institution has had a hard time getting respect in a contemporary culture that cares mightily about being up to the minute...
| Sep 19, 2008
Amid the congested pantheon of romantic male leads, one would be hard-pressed to find a more improbable candidate than Ricky Gervais. I mean, can we talk? Even if one could somehow exorcise images of David Brent, the gaseous desk jockey immortalized by...
| Oct 29, 2008
After the deaths last year of filmmakers Ingmar Bergman, Michelangelo Antonioni and Edward Yang, and cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs, organizers of the 2007 AFI Film Festival created a "Milestones" programming block to honor them.
"These were the people...
| Apr 4, 2008
Are Nicole Kidman and Judi Dench ready to sing again?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two Oscar-winning actresses are in talks (not negotiations and certainly not final negotiations, so be wary) to join "Chicago" director Rob Marshall's big...
| Apr 5, 2008
Studio head and producer Harvey Weinstein remembers his friend and colleague, director Anthony Minghella ("The English Patient," "Cold Mountain"). A memorial service for Minghella is being held today in London.
The memories are vivid; snatches of...
| Apr 13, 2008
Global publishing phenomena can strike the most unlikely people in the strangest places. That was certainly the case a decade ago for Zimbabwe native and Scottish medical law professor Alexander McCall Smith when inspiration struck him during a visit to...
| Apr 29, 2008
Oscar-winning director David Lean was so obsessed with making movies that, lying on his deathbed 17 years ago, he was still determined to film "Nostromo," an epic drama based on the novel by Joseph Conrad.
"The day before he died I visited him,"...