Last night’s Golden Globes—which we covered live!—were notable for yet more star worship than even the perpetually star-worshipping Globes usually get up to, and most of the stars were of a somewhat aging vintage. Awards went to practically anyone who might have been on People’s Most Intriguing People of 1998 list: Steven Spielberg for Read More
The Ziegfeld Theatre has had a busy week, and it was overrun again last Thursday night for the world premiere of Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close, the film adaptation of the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, which fictionalizes a young boy’s experience post 9/11.
In a Hollywood Reporter roundtable with likely Best Actress/Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominees, Viola Davis talks about reviewers’ strangely stunted vocabularies when describing her performances:
THR: One critic said you brought dignity to that character with restraint. Do you agree?
Davis: (Smiles painfully.) I love and hate the word “dignity.” I feel it’s overused Read More
If fried chicken were really as restorative as the new movie The Help seems to think, Jim Crow laws probably wouldn’t have originated in the South. But in the world of Kathryn Stockett’s novel (and now film), Southern stereotypes are given a retro, glossy sheen, and ingrained racial tension can be resolved by a plucky Read More
If you’re tired of listening to Christian Bale eviscerating Terminator Salvation cinematographer Shane Hurlbut for distracting him during a shot (and honestly, you shouldn’t be, because it is the most insane thing ever), we’ve found another way for you to spend your lunch hour. The New York Times has been kind enough to Read More
Running Time: 104 minutes
Written and directed by John Patrick Shanley
Starring Meryl Streep, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Viola Davis
John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt, from his own screenplay, adapted from his own play, left me less moved than querulously dissatisfied despite the impressive performances of Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Read More
John Patrick Shanley is the playwright, screenwriter, and director of Doubt, a film adaptation (starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis) of his Pulitzer-winning play about a nun who suspects a priest at a Catholic school in the Bronx of sexually abusing a young black student.
Monday afternoon, Mr. Shanley Read More
Six years after starring together in Unfaithful, Diane Lane and Richard Gere reunited in the weepy love story Nights in Rodanthe (based on a book by king of sentimentality Nicholas Sparks), which premiered at the Ziegfeld Theatre Tuesday, Sept. 23.
Walking the carpet alongside the pair were Law and Order SVU‘s Christopher Meloni, Harry Connick Read More
Nights In Rodanthe
Written by Ann Peacock and John Romano
Directed by George C. Wolfe
Starring Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Viola Davis, Scott Glenn, Christopher Meloni
While the rest of the world is having a noisy nervous breakdown, it’s good to know there are still a few folks at Read More
How nice to be able to embrace a play as lovely as Lynne Nottage’s Intimate Apparel . We’re disappointed too often by the plays we’ve seen of late, but Ms. Nottage is a wonderful writer with an open, generous heart, and she has written an exceptional new drama.
Is there a finer actress in America Read More