Barbra Streisand is considered one of the greatest female singers of all time not just because of the sound of her voice, but what is behind it: intelligence and depth of understanding.
Brilliant ideas can be found in unexpected places. You just have to be open to them. Who would think that this one all started with Vanna Speaks, a me...
As a film, Author: The JT LeRoy Story provides a unique window into this San Francisco based writer, punk rocker, con artist.
Ali spoke softly and moved deliberately, but nonetheless had an unmistakeable twinkle in his eye. In those years before his illness completely muted him, Ali had solved the issue of how to manage the outpouring of adulation that accompanied his most casual appearances by deflecting. "No," he said, "You're the greatest." In his face was a genuine warmth and sweetness.
I can only imagine what Winston Churchill would have made of Daniel Berrigan. I do find it rather poignant to recall Father Berrigan, the Jesuit priest and peace activist, who died last Saturday at 94 and whose funeral Mass is today in New York City, descending on Chartwell Booksellers, my little Winston Churchill bookshop, in April 1988 to read from his then-just-published memoir, To Dwell in Peace.
When I reached out and asked celebrities to look back and identify their biggest regrets, their answers mostly reflected what people like you and I might answer ... we regret the people we hurt and some of the decisions we made along the way as we tried to do our best.
Although there is no Oscar for the best health-themed movie, each year I nominate films for the year that have the best health themes. I select the w...
Concussion fumbles when it delves too much into Dr. Omalu's life. This indictment of the NFL becomes a love story which takes the focus off the football players where the real pathos is. Concussion should have revealed more about the tragic lives these esteemed players led and their needless suffering due to sport.
Spotlight refers to the name of a close-knit team of investigative reporters who reported to Ben Bradlee, Jr. and were permitted to keep the subject of their investigations confidential from the rest of the newsroom. In 2001, these journalists began painstakingly uncovering the decades-long sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in Boston.
Not only is this a must-see movie for her stellar performance, but it is a reminder of a time when real investigating was the goal for television--and print--news. Mistakes were made and heads did roll, but not without some loss of journalistic ideals.
Last week, at Guild Hall's series, "Stirring the Pot," featuring conversations with "culinary celebrities," Geoffrey Zakarian was not expecting to tal...
At 53, a rather perilous age for an action star, Cruise shows no sign of slowing down. If anything, he's doubled down on the spectacular and daring-looking personal stunts.
Stevan Riley's achievement in making a biopic about a great subject, Marlon Brando, who, despite having died in 2004, nevertheless comes fully alive in his own voice. Brando's life was complicated.
Credit McQuarrie for crafting colorful antagonists, even if the plot line is not all the impressive and the dialogue is only intermittently memorable. At some point you won't care.
Introducing the latest in the franchise, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, to an East Hampton audience that included Rudy Giuliani, Lorne Michaels, Matt Lauer, Gayle King, Dan Abrams, Christie Brinkley, Alec Baldwin, who plays it straight as CIA boss Allen Hunley.
The first of three documentaries in the Hamptons International Film Festival's Summerdocs series hosted by Alec Baldwin, Best of Enemies was sure to be a hit with the East Hampton crowd.