Oscar-winning dame Ellen Burstyn will star in The Little Flower of East Orange, the new Off Broadway play by Stephen Adly Guirgis to be directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. According to Variety, the play is a ghost story set in an upper Manhattan charity hospital and is set to begin previews March 18. Read More
With only one wide release—MGM’s Awake (No. 6)—the box office had a slow weekend, with few, if any, changes either here or nationally in the top five. But that didn’t keep The Savages (No. 8) from making an impression. On two screens in the city, the Tamara Jenkins family drama starring Philip Seymour Read More
Laura Linney–whom we think of as a certain kind of actress–says she’s the happiest she’s ever been. (Definitely a good thing; see: The Nanny Diaries, The Squid and the Whale, The Truman Show, et cetera ad infinitum.) The 43-year-old actress’ new movie The Savages, directed by Tamara Jenkins and costarring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Read More
Running Time 115 minutes
Written and directed by Tamara Jenkins
Starring Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman
In The Savages, a perfectly modulated and devastatingly on-target film about the dreaded moment of truth when children are forced to face their parents’ mortality, sibling rivalry does not eventually graft into Read More
From The Lord Norman Foster
The supporters of The New Globe Theater–the proposed Castle Williams arts center on Governors Island–already have lots of famous friends. (Moby! Pacino! Amy Sacco! Philip Seymour Hoffman! Moby!!).
But nothing helps like bedding secretive right-wing billionaire Bruce Kovner. The Lincoln Center vice-chairman has joined the board, Read More
Scorsese at home.
Director Martin Scorsese is asking $6.7 million for his East 62nd Street townhouse, according to the New York Post. Mr. Scorsese has owned the five-story home for close to 20 years, before listing it with Edward Lee Cave. (Not sure if the vintage Renior poster is Read More
Welcome, suckers. Summer is here and so is Tom Cruise. In Mission: Impossible III, the pecs-flexing tabloid cover boy, billionaire Scientologist and palpitating amateur psychopharmacologist who turned Oprah’s sofa into a trampoline acts normal. It may be his most challenging performance.
As idiot movies go, this one is as sub-mental as you might expect. The Read More
J.J. Abrams’ Mission: Impossible III, from a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Mr. Abrams, based on the television series created by Bruce Geller, has become an impossible mission for a reviewer unless he’s willing to confront all the negative charisma the movie’s star, Tom Cruise, has acquired in his recent burst of publicity. Read More
The 78th Annual Academy Award ceremonies started off as a standoff between “niche” host Jon Stewart and the old, tired Academy audience with its nervously glazed smiles—a far cry from the perpetually hysterical banshees at Comedy Central to which Mr. Stewart is normally accustomed. But then the Comedy Central banshees never have to worry about Read More
Steven Soderbergh’s Bubble, from a screenplay by Coleman Hough, extends Mr. Soderbergh’s convulsively experimental career that took off with his first film, Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989), a sensational hit here and abroad. He bombed with his second, Kafka (1991); rebounded with his third, King of the Hill (1993); bombed again with the failed film Read More