| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:48 AM
The most quietly terrifying presence in film today belongs to a gray-haired, 64-year-old French actor with a Danish name. If you are familiar with Niels Arestrup's work, you don't need any convincing. If you're not, "You Will Be My Son" is all the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 1:50 PM
"Gravity" is out of this world. Words can do little to convey the visual astonishment this space opera creates. It is a film whose impact must be experienced in 3-D on a theatrical screen to be fully understood.
Though the strong work of Sandra...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:30 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO - One of the hallmark personalities of this year's 15th Rio de Janeiro Festival was "Billy Elliot" director Stephen Daldry.
In the ninth week of shooting "Trash" an hour's drive out from Rio, he found time to present "Billy Elliot" in Rio'...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 12:30 AM
Exclusive Media's Hammer Films is heading back four centuries to witch trials, acquiring movie rights to Jeanette Winterson's "The Daylight Gate."
The novella, set in 17th Century England during the reign of James I, is centered on the notorious 1612...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:58 AM
The show: The tour of "Flashdance" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
First impressions: In terms of the movie musicals of the '70s and '80s, "Flashdance" may be the most incredulous. Adrian Lyne's visually arresting (in an...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:21 PM
After playing beefy tough guys in films such as "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Bronson," while also trying his hand at a romantic leading man role in "This Means War," Tom Hardy will soon take on a very different role: that of Elton John in the biopic...
| Oct 25, 2013
Great wisdom about artistic endeavor can come from all kinds of weird sources. Last week it came from the mouth of a puppet with a hollow head and a cloth body.
This particular puppet is the star of "The Table," the truly amazing show from the touring...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Richard Curtis, the screenwriter who shaped the modern romantic comedy with hits "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Notting Hill" and "Bridget Jones's Diary," has directed only three movies, but the filmmaker is already prepared to call it quits. He said...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:30 PM
LONDON -- Fedor Bondarchuk's 3D war epic "Stalingrad" opened number one in China with $8.3 million over four days from 7,013 screens -- the most ever for a non-Chinese and non-American film.
The three-day take for the Sony Pictures release of RMB 39...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:29 PM
BBC America announced Wednesday that it has picked up a second season of its sci-fi/fantasy series "Atlantis."
The 13-part series premiered on Saturday and attracted 838,000 viewers. This made it the highest-rated series premiere ever for the channel'...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:31 AM
The new year brings with it much anticipation as big events crowd the Central Florida arts scene.
The biggest news will be the opening of the long-awaited downtown Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in late fall.
| Dec 20, 2012
When the National Theatre of Great Britain's majestic, magnificent adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's "War Horse" opened at New York's massive Lincoln Center — on its way to five Tony Awards, sold-out houses, and a 21-month run — one had an...