| Sep 15, 2011
| 11:10 AM
Thirty-three years ago, a low-cost independent horror movie — one that started with the suggestion to make a film about babysitters being murdered — began making the rounds at movie theaters. Few noticed it at first, but that soon changed....
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Even the most ardent traditionalists have to acknowledge that vast, sweeping changes are at work within the realm of film culture. The very practice of shooting on actual physical film, not to mention running that film through a projector for viewing, has...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Tuesday is a night of time-slot premieres, big guest stars and reruns. “So You Think You Can Dance” offers up its final, two-hour performance show at 8 p.m. on Fox. Tiffany Maher, a University of Central Florida junior, is one of two finalists...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Feb 5, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Christopher Hirsh will be Walter Burns and MFA actor Olivia Saccomanno will be Hildy Johnson in John Guare's stage adaptation of the 1940 film "His Girl Friday" at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre on the UConn campus at Storrs.
Hirsh is a graduate...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 2:21 PM
One hundred and one years ago, D.W. Griffith gave us "The Musketeers of Pig Alley," often credited as the first gangster film, and once sound came in, nothing hooked movie audiences during the early 1930s more reliably than Edward G. Robinson or James...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:10 PM
I'm 51 and Bilbo-free. Somehow "The Hobbit" has eluded me my entire reading life. What was I reading in junior high when I first noticed everyone else was reading it? "Big A: The Story of Lew Alcindor," maybe. Or William K. Everson's book on Laurel &...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 9:45 AM
His Girl Friday
Feb. 28 through March 10, Connecticut Reperatory Theatre, 802 Bolton Road, Unit 1127, Storrs, (860) 486-2113, crt.uconn.edu
The Front Page was one of the most popular plays of the 20th century. The snappy Chicago newspaper drama...
| Jun 22, 2012
Film critic Andrew Sarris began his rise to prominence in the early 1960s when, fresh off an extended visit to Paris, he became a primary spokesman for a theory that would reverberate throughout the cinema world.
Screenwriters and producers may have...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 8:30 PM
Jane Russell, the dark-haired siren whose sensational debut in the 1943 film "The Outlaw" inspired producer Howard Hughes to challenge the power and strict morality of Hollywood's production code, died Monday at her home in Santa Maria, Calif. She was 89....
| Dec 27, 2011
| 9:38 PM
he 1994 Oscar-winning best film, “Forrest Gump,” Walt Disney’s 1942 classic animated family film, “Bambi,” Charlie Chaplin’s first feature-length comedy “The Kid” and a 1912 silent comedy “A Cure for...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 9:37 PM
The American Cinematheque is ringing in the New Year with some wild and crazy comedy classics...