| Oct 26, 2011
| 4:40 PM
Leave it to a German to blitzkrieg the Immortal Bard and the Virgin Queen in one sitting. Roland “2012/Godzilla” Emmerich's “Anonymous” is a generally sober-minded legitimizing of a couple of the Elizabethan Era's most fervently...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Actress Jan Maxwell, currently in the Broadway revival of "Follies," was hit by a vehicle Saturday while crossing the street, but is expected to make a quick recovery. Stephen Sondheim cancelled his appearance in Orange County this weekend due to the...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 4:44 PM
TV movies and miniseries have fallen out of vogue on the broadcast networks, but "Masterpiece" still delivers stylish, dramatic fare. And the PBS mainstay has so much more to offer beyond "Downton Abbey."...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 2:48 PM
Following its success with "The Tudors," Showtime found a smart follow-up in this saga of the family that didn't always use protocol - to put it mildly - in rising to the heights of power during the Renaissance era in Rome.
Jeremy Irons is well-cast as...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 9:18 AM
Did William Shakespeare really write the legendary plays that bear his name? That's the controversial question posed by this drama from director Roland Emmerich ("Independence Day"), who casts Rafe Spall as Shakespeare allegedly being a front for the...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:51 AM
Before the current wave of historical drama series such as "The Borgias" and "The Tudors," this saga in a similar vein did much for the mid-1970s popularity and visibility of PBS.
In a new 35th-anniversary edition, Derek Jacobi is superb as the title...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 8:48 PM
Durante mucho tiempo se ha especulado sobre la existencia e identidad de William Shakespeare, figura cumbre de la literatura universal.
La película Anonymous busca dar respuesta a preguntas que han originado debates, libros, tratados e...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 4:06 PM
Anyone who struggled through Shakespeare in high school might find some glee in picturing the Bard as a rude, uneducated, drunken lout who never actually penned his literary masterpieces. Well, that’s according to one theory put forth by the new...
| Apr 11, 2009
To the jaded Holden Caulfield in "The Catcher in the Rye," he was the guy responsible for "all that David Copperfield kind of crap." In "The Wire," he's the obsession of a philistine, prize-obsessed editor who can't stop drawing glib parallels between...
| Mar 29, 2009
I remember the moment when I realized film could make horror beautiful and thus even more horrifying ("Apocalypse Now") or a stage actor could be so mesmerizing you forget he's on a stage ( Derek Jacobi in "Breaking the Code"). But not like I remember the...
| Apr 29, 2009
Peter Dennis, a British actor who toured for decades in his one-man show of readings from “Winnie-the-Pooh” and other A.A. Milne classics, died April 18 of cancer at his Shadow Hills home, said his wife, Diane. He was 75.
Dennis was 36 before...
| Jan 23, 2009
It takes a few minutes to get the mind and the eyes around the fact that, yes, that's the great Brit-thespian Michael Sheen, impersonator of Tony Blair (The Deal, The Queen) and David Frost (Frost/Nixon) transforming into a werewolf in Underworld: Rise of...