| Jan 7, 2009
Michael Shannon is a big, imposing guy (whose head may weigh a whopping 15 pounds if one is to believe Internet biographies) who has played a lot of intense, imposing characters in such films as "Bug," "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" and "Shotgun...
| Feb 4, 2009
| 12:09 PM
TÊTE-À-TÊTE: DANNY BOYLE
Ive been a fan of Danny Boyle since his 1995 movie Shallow Grave, a little noir number that introduced me to Ewan McGregor as well as Mr. Boyle. They both broke out the following year with Trainspotting, which portrayed the...
| Sep 14, 2008
THE Yves Saint-Laurent fall show in Paris showcased Stefano Pilati's designs and a pout of death. Now black lip gloss -- most recently spotted on Rachel McAdams on the cover of the New York Times T Magazine -- has become all the rage and made kissing a...
| Jul 18, 2008
Eric Guirado's beguiling "The Grocer's Son" is deceptively simple. Antoine (Nicolas Cazalé), a 30-year-old Paris waiter, suddenly finds himself back home in the village in Provence he fled a decade earlier. His gruff, demeaning father (Daniel Duval) has...
| Sep 14, 2009
| 9:35 PM
Jim Carroll, a poet and punk rocker whose wry tales of rocky adolescence as an athlete-turned-junkie in the 1978 memoir "The Basketball Diaries" resonated deeply with a generation of disaffected youths, died Friday at his home in New York City. He was 60....
| Jul 31, 2009
"(500) Days of Summer" is a movie about obsessions -- gentle, often charming and non-stalkerish obsessions, for the most part, but obsessions all the same. Chief among them -- after romantic love, the subject that stands always at the heart of the story,...
| May 7, 2006
IN one, a poor woman from the west coast of Ireland flies, to the strains of a lonely Celtic melody, to Graceland to pay homage to Elvis Presley. In another, a British soldier wounded in World War II wanders London, recalling the days when he danced to...
| Apr 5, 2009
Master conceptualist and founding father of modern celebrity culture, Andy Warhol was also, for a spell in the 1960s, the most prolific filmmaker in America.
From 1963, when he acquired his first camera, to 1968, when he was shot and nearly killed by the...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:32 PM
A look back and a final farewell to the notable entertainment celebrities who died in 2013. Cosmo Allegretti (b. 1927) (actor) Allegretti was an actor and puppeteer on Captain Kangaroo, working his way up from set painter. He made and voiced puppets,...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:15 PM
You can make an excellent case that improvisation, at least in the modern entertainment sense of the word, was invented on the campus of the University of Chicago on July 5, 1955, when a group called the Compass Players performed its first show. But could...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:01 AM
As the final leaves fell from the trees and the first signs of winter began to appear this year, music fans of all kinds said a tearful farewell to one of rock music's most forward thinking and influential figures.
Lou Reed spent his final days...