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  • Connecticut's Oscar Favorites From Those In The Know

    Connecticut's Oscar Favorites From Those In The Know
    The Academy Awards bring out the critic in everyone. It starts when the nominations are announced — "Whaddya mean, Ben Affleck wasn't nominated?" — and lasts long after Oscar night. That annual ritual takes place Sunday night and will be...
  • Good cast ensures a pretty good time on 'Thin Ice' ✭✭ 1/2

    Good cast ensures a pretty good time on 'Thin Ice' ✭✭ 1/2
    There's something about the frozen Northern Plains, filled with folksy, trusting and righteous Dakotans, Minnesotans and Wisconsinites, that screams "insurance fraud" to screenwriters. The notion that there's nowhere in America quite so honest makes...
  • 2011 Summer movies list

    2011 Summer movies list
    May 6 The Beaver A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
  • The meaning of an Emmy nomination: A round-table discussion

    For a television critic, the Emmys are always a mixed bag. It's always great when shows and performances we have supported from the beginning are recognized, but sometimes — if you can believe it — the shows and people we believe deserve to...
  • 29 literary films to fill your holidays [Updated]

     
    A list of 29 top literary films, from 1982 to 2010....
  • Film review: 'Barney's Version' offers Giamatti's view

     
    Paul Giamatti is not exactly obvious romantic lead material, but in “Barney's Version,” Canadian director Richard J. Lewis's adaptation of Mordecai Richler's last novel, he mostly pulls it off. This is all the more impressive, given that Barney P...
  • Alan Arkin's funny book trailer

     
    Alan Arkin's funny book trailer for An Improvised Life....
  • Theater review: 'Little Miss Sunshine' at La Jolla Playhouse

     
    LA JOLLA -- Theater people, if you’re going to borrow a story, make sure it’s a good one. The ancient tragedians looked to Homer; Shakespeare, more omnivorous, would regularly dip into Ovid and English history. Contemporary musical theater...
  • Oscar winner Alan Arkin comes to the Florida Film Festival

     
    He's worked with everyone from Orson Welles to Steve Carell, Eva Marie Saint to Amy Adams. Alan Arkin won an Oscar for playing a grumpy grandpa in “Little Miss Sunshine,” but he has been stealing scenes in movies for half a century. He was the...
  • Alan Arkin has car accident, WON’T be flying to the Fla. Film Festival

     
    Oscar winner Alan Arkin has been in a car accident, his spokespeople say. He's “fine,” they stress. Details of the accident are sketchy at this time. But there is an inner ear injury, and when you've just turned 77 years old, you don't fly...
  • Worth It: 'An Improvised Life: A Memoir' by Alan Arkin

     
    Alan Arkin's book about acting and improv is a cut above....
  • Florida Film Festival starts tonight — a “muted” anniversary?

     
    When it launched, twenty years ago, the Florida Film Festival was the only game in town, pretty much the only game in the region and the only festival on its given week on the calendar. A lot has changed in independent film and the Fla. Film Festival in...