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Culture MonsterNo surprise that when Cate Blanchett graces the stage in Tennessee Williamsâ âA Streetcar Named Desireâ under the direction of Liv Ullmann (yes, Ingmar Bergmanâs acting muse) that the interest is almost exclusively in the interpretation of Blanche...
The Daily MirrorWalter W. Williams, 117, the last living Civil War veteran, is in critical condition. âDear Jesus, I am writing to you instead of Santa because you are what Christmas is. I would like to say before we all forget happy birthday and thank you for the...
Culture MonsterThe latest movie star to make a Broadway debut this season, Catherine Zeta-Jones is the box-office raison d'etre for the new revival of Stephen Sondheim's and Hugh Wheeler's "A Little Night Music." The Oscar-winning actress (she was named best supporting....
Gold Derby nuggets: Backstage at SAG noms | Oscar champ Jennifer Jones dies at 90 | TV academy tie voteGold Derbyâ¢ Amy Kaufman chats with the thespians who read off the names of nominees for the 16th annual SAG Awards at Thursday's 5 a.m. press conference. As Amy writes, "Inside the theater, SAG President Ken Howard welcomed the audience before introducing...
Stuart M. Kaminsky, a writer of impressive range who created four distinctive detectives for series set in Los Angeles, Chicago, Florida and Moscow, has died. He was 75. Kaminsky, who joined the elite of his craft in 2006 when the Mystery Writers of...
It seems like the brainchild of a marketing genius. Take two of Broadway's most celebrated living actresses, bringing with them more than 100 years of combined New York stage experience, and cast them as mother and daughter in a show that mines both their...
David Carradine, who became a TV icon in the early 1970s starring as an enigmatic Buddhist monk with a flair for martial arts in "Kung Fu" and more recently played the head of a group of assassins in the "Kill Bill" movies, has been found dead in Bangkok,...
Music CriticIn his 1979 film, "Manhattan," Woody Allen, ever the sarcastic pessimist, wonders why life is worth living. He comes up with Brando, Sinatra, Groucho, the second movement of Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony and Cézanne's pears among the few things that make it...
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The Hero Complex"MERCHANT OF NIGHTMARES: A TRIBUTE TO WES CRAVEN" AT THE AERO THEATRE For close to four decades, Wes Craven has been a true master of screen terror with films such as âThe Last House on the Left,â âThe Hills Have......
The Daily MirrorNote: Larry is posting items from 1920 and 1960 this year, and I will be watching movies from those years and writing about them, alternating weeks. This week is 1960's turn. And I owe you people something of an apology, because I have another Roger...
The Daily MirrorThis continues to be the only Ingmar Bergman movie I have seen... I have a slew of them in my Netflix queue, but this one got prioritized mainly because it was the basis for Wes Craven's 1972 classic, âLast House on the Left.â Bergman's film, in turn,...
Times Staff WritersOver the next few days, you'll hear a lot of talk about the great Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. Film critics will praise his genius. Actors will recall what it was like to work with him. Filmmakers will describe how his vision inspired them, how he...
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