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The Hartford CourantThe show: "Far From Heaven," "a preview production" of a new musical on the main stage at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Mass. in the Berkshires. The title rings a bell: The musical is based on Todd Haynes' screenplay of his 2002 film...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Music, Arts, Dennis Quaid, Entertainment
A number of high-profile dramas have been shot and set amongst the immaculately manicured lawns and well-preserved historical homes of the Connecticut suburbs, among them Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road, the movie Kate Winslet should have won the Oscar...
Special to The TimesA crafty mixture of George Romero and Douglas Sirk, "Fido" is a boy and his zombie movie that may have an unusually pastoral color scheme but tears into its many satirical targets — war, class, nuclear families, the '50s, our culture of death and...
We never need much convincing to pack up our blankets and our picnic baskets and head to the Chicago Outdoor Film Festival on a warm summer night. (What's not to love about seven weeks of free classic movies under the stars?) But this year's schedule is...
Sentinel Movie CriticTyler Perry knows his audience. His shows are stage-tested hits, laugh-lines polished for maximum giggles. And he's learning how to make movies. His latest stage-to-screen adaptation, Why Did I Get Married?, has the shiny veneer not just of African-...
Special to the TribuneFor the first few minutes, it's easy to see "Married Life" as an early Alfred Hitchcock film. The year is 1949, and Pierce Brosnan's elegant, mannered narration sets the scene as he and old friend Harry ( Chris Cooper) meet in an upscale supper club. They...
Tribune movie critic1½ stars (out of four) "Summer Storm" is a contemporary teen summer romance with a modern sexual twist--though in many ways, it's just the same old malarkey. Set at a Bavarian summer camp for high school rowing teams, the dramatic focus here is on a...
Zap2It.com"Summer Storm" is a contemporary teen summer romance with a modern sexual twist--though in many ways, it's just the same old malarkey. Set at a Bavarian summer camp for high school rowing teams, the dramatic focus here is on a young gay coxswain-captain's...
Tribune movie critic3½ stars (out of four) The pleasures of the new Pedro Almodovar film "Volver," and they are many, have less to do with deep wells of feeling than they do with mastery of craft and a magnificent sort of artifice. It's odd, since writer-director Almodovar'...
Tags: Death, Cinema Industry, Genres, Penelope Cruz, Pedro Almodovar
Times Staff WriterFor "8 Women," the young director François Ozon has congregated some of the greatest actresses in French cinema--but having gotten his women, like too many men, he doesn't know what to do with them. A summit of icons and heartbreaking beauty, the cast...
Special to the TribuneLike his colleague Pedro Almodovar, French director Francois Ozon is praised for his passion for women - for actresses, more specifically - as much as he is praised for the surreal, Day-Glo worlds he creates. Like much of Almodovar's work, Ozon's "8...
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