| Jun 17, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Nicole Holofcener, who writes the most interesting female characters in the movies, delivers another dazzling role to her muse, Catherine Keener, in Please Give, a delightfully dry dramedy about guilt. Writer-director and star turn a perfectly competent...
| Jun 23, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Here's an alert to fans of “Sex and the City”: Cynthia Nixon will act in four episodes of “The Big C.” Laura Linney stars in “The Big C,” which debuts Aug. 16 on Showtime. The show will offer 13 episodes. Linney plays a...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
During the next two weeks, the networks will be chockablock with tributes marking the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. If you watch only one, let it be "American Experience: JFK," which premieres Monday.
In two two-hour segments on...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"The Returned" (Sundance Channel, Thursdays). A French miniseries in eight parts, based on a 2004 film of the same French name ("Les Revenants") but a different English one ("They Came Back"). The word "zombie" is often mentioned in press for the series,...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The frantic action-comedy "Chinese Zodiac" may please non-discriminating fans of its co-writer/director/star (and more) Jackie Chan, but will likely leave most other viewers dazed, confused and eagerly watching the clock.
The fact that this awkwardly...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:36 PM
FX's upcoming "Fargo" limited series is rounding out its cast, and has added some notable names, including "Breaking Bad's" Bob Odenkirk and Kate Walsh of "Private Practice."
In case you've been crossing your fingers that AMC's "Breaking Bad" follow-up,...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Writer-director Sally Potter ("Orlando") earned good notices for her drama about two young friends whose lives are sent in different directions by events, both global and personal, in the early 1960s.
Ginger (Elle Fanning) fears the world impact of...
| Nov 24, 2010
| 8:24 AM
Two very good looking people play two offbeat and abrasively charming lovers in "Love & Other Drugs." And when your screen romance is as sexual as this one, it helps if your stars are about as good looking with their clothes off as human beings get....
| May 3, 2011
| 1:16 PM
With her active careers in film and stage, it would take a unique project to make Laura Linney commit to an ongoing television role these days ... and she found one in this seriocomic Showtime series, which earned her a Golden Globe Award for its first...
| Aug 11, 2010
| 11:33 AM
"It's not a comedy about cancer, it's a comedy about a woman who has cancer. And there is a difference."
Laura Linney is quick to make that distinction in discussing "The Big C," which marks the three-time Emmy winner's debut as a weekly series star....
| Jan 27, 2011
| 6:31 AM
The tone of director Edward Zwick's ("Legends of the Fall") comedy-drama shifts frequently, but Anne Hathaway - a co-host of this week's Academy Awards - gets kudos for hanging with the changes and faring nicely with a complex character.
She plays a...