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  • What's worth watching, and what's not, this fall

    DON'T MISS IT The show you can't miss this fall is not on network TV, cable or even Netflix. "Transparent," a dark comedy about the most dysfunctional family since the Bluths of "Arrested Development," belongs to Amazon Studios, which is fast becoming...
  • 'Eleanor Rigby' disappears -- and I am confounded

    "THE GREATEST deception men suffer is from their own opinions," said Leonardo da Vinci. I WENT to a confounding movie last week, titled "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby." It stars a number of my favorite actors, including Jessica Chastain, James...
  • Small gems hidden among fall's mediocre TV lineup

    Viewers have seen worse. Yes, that's damning with faint praise but better to set expectations accordingly, right? The fall 2014 TV season on the broadcast networks now with NFL games on CBS Thursday night probably won't repeat the excitement of a decade...
  • For Shonda Rhimes, a TV empire built on high drama

    For Shonda Rhimes, a TV empire built on high drama
    For Shonda Rhimes, Thursday is Thursday. For much of America, Thursday might as well be renamed Shondaday in recognition of the TV savant's prime-time conquest. As if the back-to-back helping of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" weren't enough Rhimes-...
  • Quick takes on what's new for the fall TV season

    Quick takes on what's new for the fall TV season
    Fall comes. Not such a big deal as it was back before there were 27 TV seasons in a year and a thousand new shows starting every week, but there are still something like a million series premiering on 6 billion channels between now and the end of the...
  • 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them' lacks depth

    'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them' lacks depth
    Conor Ludlow and Eleanor Rigby — not the English spinster of the Paul McCartney lyric but a married woman in contemporary New York — are a husband and wife who respond very differently to a devastating loss. They're played by James McAvoy...
  • 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' drifts among 'all the lonely people'

    Serenely melancholy but unfailingly melodramatic, "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" is a tone poem to love and loss thatgoes on too long and is more intent on creating a sad mood than withbreaking your heart or bringing you to tears. Writer-director...
  • Variety Announces 6th Annual Power of Women Honorees

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis and Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley will be honored at Variety's sixth annual Power of Women luncheon as Lifetime Impact Honorees for their humanitarian...
  • Fall TV 2014: Quick takes on all the new shows

    Warning: Your television is about to be slammed with a mind-boggling array of new shows featuring everything from comic book titans and political power players to kooky sitcom families, to one really bad judge. Yes, it's overwhelming, but we're here...
  • Allison Janney on her double Emmys win and post-'West Wing' act in TV

    Allison Janney on her double Emmys win and post-'West Wing' act in TV
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - When "The West Wing" ended in 2006, Allison Janney was secretly terrified. She worried she would never find another TV series role as powerful as the one she held in the Bartlet administration for seven seasons. She was...
  • James Brown Biopic 'Get on Up' To Open Zurich Festival

    PARIS- Zurich Film Festival will open with James Brown biopic "Get on Up," helmer Tate Taylor's follow up to Oscar-winning "The Help." Taylor, Chadwick Boseman, who plays Brown, and Octavia Spencer, who stars as the singer's aunt, will be in Zurich to...
  • James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up' to Open Zurich

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - LONDON -- Tate Taylor's James Brown biopic "Get On Up" will open the Zurich Film Festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Taylor and Chadwick Boseman, who plays the singer, will be in Zurich to attend the...