Do you remember the first time you became aware of Bradley Cooper? I sure do. It was sometime during the first episode of Alias, circa 2001, and Mr. Cooper played Will Tippen, best friend to Jennifer Garner’s Sydney Briscow. What I remember is being distracted from the increasingly complicated plot by the fact Read More
The Oscars are like dividend statements from Bernie Madoff. You know they’re coming, you expect the worst, but you open the envelopes anyway, with your fingers crossed, hoping this year will be better. It never is, but despite rock-bottom ratings, and dwindling interest in too many nominees nobody ever heard of, too many categories nobody Read More
Monday: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
As part of their “31 Days of Oscar,” Turner Classic Movies is pulling out all of your dusty old favorites this month. So here’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, one of those movies where everything clicks into place like a tumbler in a lock. William Goldman’s Read More
This Sunday, TCM’s showing 24 hours of Paul Newman, and movie nerds, like football fans, probably have their tailgating all planned out. Slurp up spaghetti and Newman’s Own Sockarooni sauce while Hud drinks and disappoints (6 p.m.). Microwave a bag of Newman’s Own Light Butter Popcorn as Cool Hand Luke chokes down 50 hardboiled eggs Read More
Tonight, in honor of Paul Newman, Broadway will dim its lights for one minute at 8 p.m. While best known for his many Hollywood star turns, Newman was also an accomplished stage actor. He made his Broadway debut in 1953 in the original New York production of William Inge’s Picnic, in which he met and Read More
We’ve seen a lot tributes to the late Paul Newman this week. He touched a great many people, from director Robert Benton to David Letterman to director Sam Mendes. It seems that everyone who met him had a story to tell.
However, the stories we’ve been most interested to hear Read More
David Letterman might just have summed up last week when he said, “You heard it here first, ladies and gentlemen, this doesn’t smell right." Felix Gillette and John Koblin track the billion little pieces in our new A.D.D. news cycle. PLUS: Pumping McCain.
John Koblin looks at the last days of The Read More
By Sara Vilkomerson
“I really believe I’ve known two saints in my life, maybe three,” said writer-director Robert Benton via telephone from his office on Monday, three days after the death of his longtime friend Paul Read More
Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t know Paul Newman. But I spent a few weeks with him in 1983, when I went down to Florida to watch him direct a father-and-son picture he had also co-written and produced, Harry and Son, with himself, Robby Benson, Wilford Brimley, a young lop-smiled actress named Ellen Barkin and Read More
“I really believe I’ve known two saints in my life, maybe three,” said writer-director Robert Benton via telephone from his office on Monday, three days after the death of his longtime friend Paul Newman. “William Sloane Coffin, who used to be head of Riverside Church and was a chaplin at Yale when the civil rights Read More