| Mar 19, 2013
| 1:35 PM
73 Elm St., New Canaan, (203) 920-4994, elmrestaurant.com
Chef Brian Lewis is doing his thing, his way — creating dishes that "slide, slip, crunch, awaken or calm you." His menus are like music. He composes moments, three to...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 6:56 AM
5:30 - 9 a.m. Jonathon Brandmeier
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mike McConnell
9:05 a.m. A teacher’s strike, trouble abroad, and NOW a bacon crisis! Is it the end of the world?! Mike McConnell finds out what could be interrupting delivery of your favorite...
| Sep 13, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Ruthlessly pursuing a billionaire he’s sure deserves to be punished, detective Bryer (Tim Roth) laments, “He does not get to walk just because he’s on CNBC.”
Frustration toward the invincibility of the rich...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 7:32 AM
It's an unseemly request by a movie, to ask us to root for the lying, scrambling but extremely well-coiffed hedge fund billionaire weasel played by Richard Gere in the new film "Arbitrage." But there it is. The movie does ask, and to varying degrees, we...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:45 PM
“Arbitrage” is not about Jack Abramoff, or Bernie Madoff or even Mitt Romney. But resemblances between any one of them and the film's protagonist, Robert Miller (Richard Gere), are hardly coincidental. Miller is a stand-in for a whole class of...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 9:21 PM
"Resident Evil: Retribution" is the fifth movie in a very successful franchise that began as a series of apocalyptic Japanese video games. The surreal sci-fi adventure blends "Aliens" and "The Matrix" with "Blade Runner" overtones. For good measure,...
| Jan 4, 2012
Ten days before Bob Anderson headed to the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki as part of the British fencing team, he responded to a call from a British film studio in need of three fencers to coach the lead actors for sword-fighting scenes in a new pirate...
| Jun 14, 2011
When disagreements between some of Hollywood's most powerful people began to roil plans for a fourth "Spider-Man" movie several years ago, some in the entertainment industry were advising filmmakers to walk away.
But Laura Ziskin, the franchise's...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 10:03 AM
First published on Sept. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
You're an outsider heading to the Westside of Los Angeles -- not the beach cities, but Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood and the nearby well-heeled neighborhoods south of the...
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Oct 19, 2010
| 4:33 AM
This fifth week of competition marked the first-ever TV Theme week in the âDancing With the Starsâ ballroom. Instead of our regularly scheduled programming, each star and their pro partner performed a dance set to a beloved TV show theme......
| Oct 28, 2010
| 4:34 PM
If you're planning on catching the Q & A with David Keith and Michael Sellers at the opening of the Daytona Beach Film Festival, be sure to ask Keith about Lisa Blount, who has died, tragically. She was only 53. She won an Oscar for the short film “...