| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:59 AM
"King: A Filmed Record … Montgomery to Memphis": Screening on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C., is this 1970 documentary from Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Sidney Lumet. Added to...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:08 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Gandolfini's lumbering, brutish mob boss with the tortured psyche will endure as one of TV's indelible characters.
But his portrayal of criminal Tony Soprano in HBO's landmark drama series "The Sopranos" was just one facet...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| May 2, 2013
| 2:30 AM
| Oct 10, 2012
| 2:55 PM
In the last shot of Ben Affleck's "Argo" — relax, there are no spoilers here — the camera pans slowly along the shelves of toys in a young boy's bedroom. The year is 1980; the film spends most of its time on the true story of how a CIA...
| May 31, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Many people bemoan violence in movies, but some of the greatest American films were violent. TCM offers three classics: "Badlands" at 8 with Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek; "Bonnie and Clyde" with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway at 10; and "Dog Day...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 1:55 PM
In 1864, a diminutive and unprepossessing general named William Tecumseh Sherman stormed through the South with more than 60,000 Union troops. Even though Sherman had previously supped and socialized in many of the cities he would set ablaze, he...
| Dec 22, 2011
You know, a lot of people tell me their favorite part of the column is the obituaries.
I'm really hurt.
It is, however, that time of year to remember the A&E folks we lost in the past 12 months.
Two-time Oscar winner Elizabeth Taylor died in March,...
| Sep 10, 2012
In "Argo," one of the leanest satisfactions of this year's massive Toronto International Film Festival, director and star Ben Affleck anchors a movie based on the true story about how Central Intelligence Agency operative Tony Mendez faked his way into...
| Jun 24, 2012
Blythe Danner feels right at home on stage in the Berkshire hills.
After a 12-year absence, the actress is returning to the Williamstown Theatre Festival that shaped her early career nearly 40 years ago and where she continued to return over the decades....
| Jul 27, 2012
Antonique Smith is most famous for her starring role of Faith Evans in "Notorious" where she received rave reviews. The LA Times called her "delicious in the role" and Rolling Stone Mag said she was "terrific". She was also praised by critics, including...