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  • Remembering Horton Foote

    Remembering Horton Foote
    If one were to choose a single phrase to distill the essence of Horton Foote's distinctive literary grace, the title of the 1983 film for which he won an Academy Award for screenwriting, "Tender Mercies," could hardly be bettered. For it is this quality...
  • On TV: Botox. Face-lifts. Reconstructive surgery.

    On TV: Botox. Face-lifts. Reconstructive surgery.
    I know we're all supposed to be watching this season of "Dancing With the Stars" to see whether professional athletics or Broadway provides a better foundation for dance. But I'm pretty sure most of us are far too preoccupied with figuring out whether...
  • Snubbed by Oscar, but beloved

    Snubbed by Oscar, but beloved
    OK, so Angelina, Denzel and Keira didn't get asked to the Oscar prom. They shouldn't shed too many tears over their absence from this year's nominations. After all, they're in very good company. From Humphrey Bogart ("The Maltese Falcon") and Marilyn...
  • Newman Tribute on TCM: Oct.12

     
    Yup, that's the big important date to remember, when TCM will devote its full Sunday schedule to Paul Newman classics, including ...Cool Hand Luke (1967), Somebody up There Likes Me (1956), Torn Curtain (1966), Exodus (1960), Hud (1963), and......
  • Lee Strasberg: The acting legacy lives on

     
    This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, the school founded in 1969 by the legendary acting guru, who died in 1982, and his wife, Anna Strasberg, who is still carrying the torch of......
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Host of host news | 'Avatar' wins and loses | Meryl Streep perennial Oscar bridesmaid

     
    • Carl Reiner returns to host the DGA kudos for the 22nd time in the 62-year history of the awards. Also on hand at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Jan. 30 will be presenters Jane Alexander, Jason Bateman, Danny Boyle, Julie Bowen, Gil Cates, Jodie...
  • Meryl Streep sets new record with 16th Oscar nomination

     
    Meryl Streep's nomination for "Julie & Julia" increases her Oscar record to 16, putting her even further ahead of Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson (both at 12). Though Hepburn won four lead-actress Oscars and Nicholson a pair of lead-actor Academy...
  • Tony Awards rulings add to confusion of category placement

     
    Earlier this week, the administration committee for the Tony Awards convened for the second of four times this theater season. The committee is made up of two dozen theater folk, with 10 apiece from the Broadway League and the American Theater Wing --...
  • New York Drama Critics Circle snub Tony Award contenders to name 'The Orphans' Home Cycle' best play

     
    For the second year in row, the New York Drama Critics Circle spurned all the Broadway fare to find the winner of their best play award. (Here is a ballot-by-ballot breakdown of the voting.) This year's champ is the last work from the late Horton Foote, a...
  • Theater review: 'Supernova' at the The Elephant Space

     
    In "Supernova," playwright Timothy McNeil runs kitchen-sink realism through a post-millennial viewfinder. The results are remarkable, albeit still gestating, and remind us anew why the author of "Anything" is an invaluable theatrical asset. Speaking of...
  • Will playing 'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher finally win Oscar gold once more for Meryl Streep?

     
    As reported by Borys Kit in the Hollywood Reporter, "Meryl Streep is in talks to reteam with her 'Mamma Mia!' director Phyllida Lloyd for 'Thatcher,' a biopic of the controversial and long-governing former British prime minister. Jim Broadbent is in talks...
  • Sam Shepard recalls his go-to actor, James Gammon, who died Friday at 70

     
    Sam Shepard first set eyes on his friend James Gammon at the MET Theatre in Los Angeles, a 50-seat house the playwright remembers as “almost like a little hallway.” One of his fondest memories of their times together is of......