| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:20 PM
"Comedy Central Roast of James Franco" (Comedy Central, Monday). James Franco keeps busy in a way that troubles some people; he is perceived as a dilettante, a man whose reach – here, there and everywhere – often exceeds his grasp. "James...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 8:59 PM
Dustin Hoffman's directing bow at 75 finds a perfect match in the well-heeled subject of "Quartet," a charming tale of aging musicians whose passion for life continues undiminished in a stately English manor filled with humor, caring and of course...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 12:05 PM
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Dustin Hoffman makes his directorial debut with this heartwarming dramedy, an adaptation of Ronald Harwood's play about a retirement home for accomplished musicians....
| Jan 24, 2013
| 5:12 AM
Should unexpected pleasures be so unexpected around here anymore? A visit to South Florida by Steve Martin, banjoist? Mike Tyson at the Arsht Center? A family-style scavenger hunt in Wilton Manors? New Kids on the Block … anywhere? Nothing should...
| May 16, 2013
| 10:06 AM
With an acting career packed with numerous achievements including two Oscars, Dustin Hoffman tackled directing a feature film with this wonderfully acted drama about sudden upheaval in a retirement home for musicians.
The arrival of the newest...
| May 9, 2013
| 6:53 AM
Merlin and King Arthur may have foiled Morgana's scheme to keep Gwen as her evil minion in Camelot, but the sorceress isn't giving up her undeclared war against Camelot.
In "The Kindness of Strangers," debuting at 9 p.m. CT May 10 on Syfy, Morgana (Katie...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 12:21 PM
Glenn Close invested heavily in bringing a stage play in which she once starred to the screen, also contributing to the script, and the result was her latest Oscar nomination.
She's typically superb as an individual keeping a big secret while working...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Last year’s Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival opened with a gamble: a little-known French film with no box-office stars that was not only shot in black-and-white, but came with another layer of anachronistic provocation. It was a silent...
| Jan 26, 2012
"Such a kind little man," coos the bustling owner of a quaint 19th-century Dublin hotel, regarding her most sphinxlike waiter, the servant played by Glenn Close.
This is Albert Nobbs, and he is actually a she. For reasons we learn gradually, emotional...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 4:39 AM
As close to the mark as those who work with him say his role in “Tootsie” was — smart, “participating” in every film decision, arguing — Dustin Hoffman has never stepped behind the camera to direct his fellow actors....
| Mar 11, 2011
| 4:39 PM
Richard Wilson showed his comedy chops earlier this season of “Merlin” when his character, Gaius, was possessed by a goblin.
In “Love in the Time of Dragons” (9 p.m. March 11, Syfy), Wilson delves into the old physician’s...