Running time 103 minutes
Written and directed by Olivier Assayas
Starring Juliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jérémie Renier
Olivier Assayas’ Summer Hours (L’Heure d’Été), from his own screenplay (in French with English subtitles), is curiously described by the 54-year-old writer-director of a dozen or more feature films as his “most Taiwanese film.” Mr. Assayas Read More
No more torrid tamale jokes. When Rita Moreno kicks off the new cabaret season at the plush little Café Carlyle by jokingly introducing herself as Chita Rivera, you know both Rita and Chita are as tired of those old “Latin from Manhattan” labels as Lina Romay and Estelita Rodriguez were in the 1940’s. (Not to Read More
In the center of the parched desert we call the current movie year, a refreshing oasis appears in The Heart of Me , an intelligent chamber piece about the complicated relationships in the immaculate drawing rooms of well-heeled Londoners during World War II, adapted from a profound and literate novel by Rosamond Lehmann, one of Read More
Oscar Sunday found me standing outside Balducci’s with a little river of drool coursing from the left corner of my mouth. I watched through the window, mesmerized, at a rapidly diminishing pile of Academy Awards cookies–star-shaped goodies with gold icing, $20 per pound. I was not, however, salivating with the anticipation of a gourmand. I Read More
Here are my eagerly awaited Theater Awards of the Year. Remember, the only rules are no rules. Good luck to everyone concerned. I can feel the tension rising as we speak. And the envelopes, please!
The newly named Annual Ben Brantley Award for the Most Amazing Observations in the History of Theater goes to Read More
There are three very good reasons to rush to see the new production of Harold Pinter’s 1978 Betrayal at the American Airlines Theatre–Juliette Binoche, Juliette Binoche and Juliette Binoche! No disrespect to her co-stars Liev Schreiber and John Slattery, but that is the way love goes.
Ms. Binoche, who surely enchanted us all in The Read More
André Téchiné’s Alice and Martin , from a screenplay by Mr. Téchiné and Gilles Taurand, tells a complex, convoluted love story with the lyrical force and dysfunctional frenzy that have been Mr. Téchiné’s trademarks for over a quarter of a century. Unfortunately, he has never achieved the automatic cult status of his nouvelle vague predecessors Read More