| 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....
| Apr 27, 2012
| 11:41 AM
Well-known for his acting skills, Ralph Fiennes adds his directing debut to his portrayal of the title role in this Shakespeare saga, adapted by John Logan ("Gladiator").
Coriolanus is a military man whose bid to secure other Romans' support in his...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Ralph Fiennes toma una pieza clásica de William Shakespeare para entregar una inteligente metáfora política que marca su debut como director. Si bien Fiennes impresiona como actor y como realizador, quien se lleva todos los laureles es...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 10:32 AM
It's not surprising that Shakespeare remains the most filmed author of all time. (Yes, children, that even includes Stephen King.) In fact, in any given year there are more adaptations of Shakespeare than of anyone else. Public domain status helps, but...
| Feb 2, 2012
With great power comes great responsibility, but powerful men often make for lousy, irresponsible politicians. (Insert personal observations on certain presidential candidates here.) With "Coriolanus,"one of William Shakespeare's toughest, most...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 4:38 PM
The American Cinematheque gets highly anime-ted with its "Castles in the Sky: Miyazaki, Takahata and the Masters of Studio Ghibli" retrospective, which begins Thursday at the Aero in Santa Monica with a new 35-millimeter print of Hayao Miyazaki’s...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 9:38 PM
"Coriolanus" and "We Need to Talk About Kevin" -- two exceptional dramas that dropped in briefly in December to qualify for Oscar consideration -- are back in theaters for their real run. And they are certainly worth your consideration as well....
| Jan 6, 2012
| 9:18 AM
Did William Shakespeare really write the legendary plays that bear his name? That's the controversial question posed by this drama from director Roland Emmerich ("Independence Day"), who casts Rafe Spall as Shakespeare allegedly being a front for the...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 8:31 AM
Earlier this week, I named the Ten Best Shows in Connecticut in 2011.
But once you start looking back on a year, there’s just no stopping.
So here’s a playful retro glance at some of the highlights, performances, newsworthy events and people...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:15 AM
Oscar winner Rachel Weisz ("The Constant Gardener") plays an American police officer who finds danger way off her usual beat in this melodrama. She goes to Bosnia as a member of a peacekeeping mission, only to discover a sex-trafficking operation ......
| Dec 4, 2011
| 4:36 PM
"Tyrannosaur," a drama about a rage-filled man who finds redemption thanks to a charity store worker, was named best film Sunday evening at the British Independent Film Awards. Olivia Colman took lead actress honors and Paddy Considine earned the...