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Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan Renew Old Lovers' Quarrels

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 06.12.2015 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Breaking up may be hard to do, but getting back together is near impossible, though Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan give it a game try with searing performances in a spirited and caustic revival of Skylight, David Hare's one-night stand of lovers' recriminations.

Skylight: A British Argument May Not Win an American Audience

Monica Bauer | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts
Monica Bauer

It's as if an American had written a play about a six-year affair between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, where everybody made fun of Hillary.

Aisle View: Peering Through Hare's Skylight

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

We cannot at this point state that the Stephen Daldry revival of Skylight will be the finest of the group, no, but it is likely to be near the top of the list. This is a smashingly good production of what might be David Hare's finest play.

Movie Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel -- Checking out

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.05.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

No one wants to be deemed second-best, yet there it is, right in the title of the film: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The result when you succumb to sequel-itis: Let's take this delightful little surprise hit and try to duplicate its success without doing anything original. 

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.04.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Ol Parker is back as the screenwriter, and John Madden returns as the director. Both try to give this sequel the same feel as the first, but they've run out of ideas. Buying a new hotel seems like a giddy capitalistic exploit.

Actor Bill Nighy Says He Thinks About Death At Least 12 Times A Day

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.09.2015 | Fifty

Perhaps we should chalk it up to just another amusingly neurotic actor, but Bill Nighy says that he thinks about death 12 times a day and one day hope...

Maureen Ryan

The Character-Actor Bounty Has Not Stopped This Season

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 11.06.2014 | Entertainment

Thanksgiving is a couple of weeks off, but we should be grateful for the character-actor bounty that has arrived well before the holiday. Last wee...

Movie Review: Pride Proudly Crosses Lines

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Pride is the kind of movie that is best seen without knowing its storyline going in. Because it delivers something quite different than you expect, based on the kind of movie it seems to be.

'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Is Up And Running Again

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.07.2014 | Entertainment

Attention all sequels coming out in 2015: Don't even try to be clever with your titles. "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" already has you beat. ...

First Nighter: 'Skylight,' 'The Pajama Game' Revived, 'Adler & Gibb' New in London

David Finkle | Posted 08.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy) drops in on Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) totally unannounced in the revival of David Hare's 1995 play Skylight, at Wyndham's, he's clearly there to fan the embers of a six-year affair that ended two years earlier.

Thinking About Theater and Ode to Joy

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

For a change of pace, today I'm offering you a series of random theater-related thoughts. None of which could take up a post on its own, but together they seem worthy.

7 Romantic Films Men Love

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 04.12.2014 | Entertainment
James Russell Lingerfelt

Common threads of a romantic movie a man will watch: The screenplay is written by men, the film is told from the man's perspective and the male lead behaves like a man would in real life and the ending of the film is redemptive.

Mike Ryan

'I, Frankenstein' Is a Stupid, Stupid Movie

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.28.2014 | Entertainment

On Monday, in an attempt to play catch-up on the movies I missed while away at the Sundance Film Festival, I made the decision to buy a ticket to an a...

Richard Gere Checks Into 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful is open for business again, and this time it will feature a few new guests. Richard Gere,...

About Time Movie Review: 5 Reasons You Should Watch It

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment
James Russell Lingerfelt

The writing is wonderful. The casting and acting is spot on. But what else could we expect from Writer/Director Richard Curtis?

ReThink Review: About Time -- How to Make Time Travel Boring

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

About Time is a romantic comedy -- a genre I feel is fading in quality and relevance as repetition, the modern realities of relationships, and the myth of couples living "happily ever after" have exposed the shallowness of the genre's clichés.

Popcorn Preview: About Time

Leslie Sisman | Posted 12.31.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: About Time (2013) Cast includes: Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2), Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes), Bill Nighy (...

Christopher Rosen

This Romantic Comedy Is Not A Romantic Comedy

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

"About Time," Richard Curtis' new time-travel romance, isn't a perfect time-travel movie. Just ask Richard Curtis. "I'm sure it's not flawless. I k...

Movie Review: About Time

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.31.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I heard a lot of critics sniff at the inclusion of Richard Curtis' About Time in this year's New York Film Festival. The same cadre, no doubt, uses Curtis' Love, Actually as an example of what's wrong with romantic comedy.

'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Is Getting A Sequel

The Huffington Post | Kelsey McQuade | Posted 10.29.2013 | Entertainment

You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave: "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is getting a sequel. Penelope Wilton, who played Jea...

This Probably Isn't The 'Frankenstein' Mary Shelley Intended

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.04.2013 | Entertainment

The newest iteration of Frankenstein's monster, played by a buff Aaron Eckhart, is "like no other" -- unless you're familiar with "Hellboy" and "Prome...

New York Film Festival: 51 and Counting

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'd give this year's festival a passing grade, just in terms of featuring movies that neither challenge you to make sense of them nor to stay awake.

'Love Actually' Star Turned Down 'Doctor Who'

Posted 08.14.2013 | TV

Bill Nighy turned down the lead role of "Doctor Who." The "Love Actually" star said he won't reveal when he was asked to take on the role, just tha...

ReThink Review: Jack the Giant Slayer -- Bomb Scare

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Director Bryan Singer delivered an exciting and entertaining movie with good performances, despite the fact that no one was calling for Jack and the Beanstalk -- or really any fairy tale, for that matter -- to be made into a movie.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Jack the Giant Slayer

Dan Persons | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Once again, America has taken a look at the latest revisionist fairy tale and sighed a collective, "Why?" Jack the Giant Slayer flopped at the box-office in its opening weekend, despite a mammoth budget and attractive leads.