| Dec 19, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Members of the New York Film Critics Circle are responding on the record to news that Mo'Nique will not attend their awards ceremony on Jan. 11 to accept her supporting-actress prize for "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire." On Friday, one...
| Jan 30, 2011
Watching Peter Sellars rehearse is to observe a man possessed. Last week at the Metropolitan Opera House, L.A.'s reknowned theater director was fine-tuning "Nixon in China," which opens Wednesday. The new production of the John Adams opera, about the pre-...
| Feb 27, 2011
There is a very particular art to playing the ordinary. Few actors do it well — Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney always come to mind. Of those, most fail to get their due come Oscar night — thoughts of Giamatti and Linney rise again.
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Mar 20, 2008
AFTER the insane fame and wealth of "Friends," David Schwimmer is back to what he considers to be his essence -- trying to make it as a working actor-writer-director, albeit one who never again has to worry about making it.
It's a nice life, if also an...
| Dec 5, 2008
For years the Sundance Film Festival has featured a smattering of big-time stars in its smaller movies. But January's gathering might have more recognizable faces than most Sundance red carpets in recent memory -- Jim Carrey, Richard Gere, William Hurt,...
| Dec 17, 2008
Rumor has it that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may actually honor some movies at this year's Oscar ceremony. Movies, as opposed to, you know, filmsfilms.
Movies are those big, loud, colorful things that play on many cineplex big...
| Dec 29, 2008
"Marley & Me," the tale of a boisterous dog, led a strong pack of movies at the box office over the weekend, but together, they still couldn't pull this year's movie attendance out of the doghouse.
"Marley" made the most money ever for a Christmas Day...
| Jan 7, 2009
This year's lead actor and supporting actor categories offer no end of irony.
Although certifiable leading men like Brad Pitt in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Leonardo DiCaprio in "Revolutionary Road," Clint Eastwood in "Gran Torino" and...
| Feb 4, 2009
| 11:19 AM
What is there to say about the Oscars that hasnt already been said?
Lots, it turns out. For the next two weeks, you wont escape the fever pitch, but who would want to? Because the Oscars really is the celebration of the film business and, by extension,...
| Oct 12, 2008
"Dearest Cecil," wrote Truman Capote from Brooklyn on April 19, 1965, addressing his friend, the English photographer and bon vivant Cecil Beaton. The letter is among those collected in "Too Brief a Treat: The Letters of Truman Capote" (Vintage: 512 pp.,...