| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Many of the Bard's classics get new attention and appreciation from six talents - Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, theater director Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson and David Tennant - as they host individual episodes of this recently televised PBS...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:30 AM
| Nov 23, 2012
| 12:25 PM
It's not often that a sequel is better than the original, especially when the original is as dazzling as BBC America's miniseries "The Hour" was last year.
But that's the case with the intoxicating mix of lust, longing, superb acting and a little bit...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 3:23 PM
If the characters in Ian Fleming's novels aged in real time, James Bond would be in his early 90s by now — probably a bit too long in the tooth to take the abuse meted out to him in “Skyfall,” the 23rd “official” Bond film (&...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 12:06 PM
SKYFALL (2012/A-/Directed by Sam Mendes/Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Berenice Lim Marlohe, Ben Whishaw, Albert Finney, Rory Kinnear, Ola Rapace/Sony-MGM/Rated PG-13/Action/145 minutes):
The psyche of James...
| Oct 25, 2012
A big-budget film's marketing mission is simple: Eliminate the idea of an unsuspecting audience. Did people know what they were getting when they got "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"? Yes. They got what they were shown in the 30-second ads, over and...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 12:20 PM
David Mitchell's 2004 novel “Cloud Atlas” was ambitious, sometimes confounding, and absolutely riveting. Viewers are likely to find the film “Cloud Atlas” — written and directed by Tom Tykwer (“Run Lola Run”)...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 6:59 AM
Early on in his stage career, director Sam Mendes worked with Dame Judi Dench on a production of "The Cherry Orchard." Now they have reteamed for a slightly less Chekhovian project: the 23rd official James Bond film (24th if you count the Sean Connery...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 4:38 PM
BBC America rolls out "The Hour," a six-part thriller set in the 1950s, at 10 tonight. The first-rate cast includes Dominic West as a TV anchor, Romola Garai as a producer and Ben Whishaw as an ambitious journalist. The script mixes espionage, office...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 4:37 PM
If you want to see the finest new drama of the TV year, tune in BBC America at 10 p.m. Wednesday for the opener of "The Hour," a six-week series starring Dominic West, of "The Wire,"and Romola Garai, of "Emma."
He plays a hard-to-read establishment...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 10:35 AM
In BBC America's absorbing series, "The Hour" (9 p.m. Aug. 17; 3.5 stars), a group of TV journalists in 1956 London launches a new kind of BBC news program (think a live "60 Minutes") that hopes to report honestly about—not to—the British...