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First Nighter: Simon Russell Beale Monarchic in HD 'King Lear'

David Finkle | Posted 06.29.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

It would be folly to claim this is the greatest Lear yet seen, but it's surely no exaggeration to declare it's right up there with the best of them.

'Draft Day' Is An Off-Season Treat

AP | TODD McCARTHY | Posted 04.10.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pre-pre-season opening kickoff of the 2014 National Football League schedule is returned for a score in "Draft Day," an entir...

First Nighter: Frank Langella Fights the King Lear Storm and Conquers

David Finkle | Posted 03.19.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Frank Langella is doing a completely respectable King Lear at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey in William Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name. But wait. Better be more specific, since in discussing the daunting role, the actor is on record as saying he makes a very deliberate point of never giving the same performance twice.

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight: Rumble in the High Court

Andrew Fish | Posted 12.18.2013 | Entertainment
Andrew Fish

Though I'm a bit embarrassed to admit I had never heard of Clay V. United States, I suspect I'm one of the millions-strong target audience that Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight is aiming to educate.

First Nighter: Terence Rattigan's The Winslow Boy Superb in Lindsay Posner's Roundabout Production

David Finkle | Posted 12.17.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Welcome back, Terence Rattigan. All is forgotten, not that anything ever needed to be.

Ron Howard's Rush Lives Up to Its Title

John Farr | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

The much anticipated Rush, Ron Howard's first film since the embarrassing comedy The Dilemma (2011), shows a return to decent form, and again demonstrates why the former child actor remains one of Hollywood's most bankable directors.

Meet The Next King Lear

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.20.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Frank Langella will be taking on one of Shakespeare's greatest roles – King Lear – and letting audiences in two countries...

Stephen Frears Presents "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight" at Cannes

Karin Badt | Posted 07.23.2013 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

I admit I only went to see the HBO movie Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight here at Cannes as a chance to speak afterwards to director Stephen Frears, who ...

Barbara Walters Reveals Who Gave Her Chicken Pox

Posted 03.05.2013 | Media

Barbara Walters revealed on Tuesday that the famous actor was gave her chicken pox was Frank Langella. Walters returned to "The View" on Monday af...

ReThink Interview: Jake Schreier and Christopher Ford, Director and Writer of Robot & Frank

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.31.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The movie Robot & Frank tells the story of an unlikely friendship between Frank, an aging former cat burglar, and a nameless eldercare robot. But Robot & Frank is no hypothetical sci-fi flight of fancy.

'Robot & Frank': Frank Langella Isn't Afraid To Act His Age

Next Avenue | Posted 08.24.2012 | Fifty

"SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue" By Leah Rozen The veteran actor takes on aging, dementia and a droid butler in a new dystopian comedy Frank Langel...

ReThink Review: Robot & Frank - High-Tech Golden Years

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.23.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Despite its sci-fi premise, Robot & Frank is a wonderfully intimate, human, insightful, and surprisingly funny film.

Movie Review: Robot & Frank

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.16.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A caper film whose biggest thief is actually the inexorable flow of time, Robot & Frank is a terrific character study that offers the always-captivating Frank Langella the opportunity to stretch out a little bit.

Mystery of a Movie Star

Alan Shayne | Posted 09.17.2012 | Entertainment
Alan Shayne

2012-07-18-20120713getattachment.jpg She sat down beside me. As often as I had seen her and worked with her, I was still mesmerized by her beauty.

Drop That Name! Barbara Walters Drags 'Em In For Frank Langella

Liz Smith | Posted 06.04.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

"I ADMIT--I WAS kind of offended when I saw that I'd been left out of Frank Langella's new book 'Dropped Names.' But then I realized everybody in it w...

Review: Frank Langella's Dropped Names Is a Literary Debut to Savor

Susan Dormady Eisenberg | Posted 05.29.2012 | Books
Susan Dormady Eisenberg

Frank Langella's Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them offers shrewd and often poignant observations that linger in the mind long after each chapter ends -- and there are 66 vignettes to savor.

January 21 Film Roundup

Liliana Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 03.23.2012 | Home
Liliana Greenfield-Sanders

I saw three very impressive films at Sundance yesterday and was reminded why I'm here.

Theater: Frank Langella Mans Up For Revival "Man And Boy"

Michael Giltz | Posted 12.19.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Even in a flawed production of a flawed play, Langella manages to create some emotional truth on stage, to entertain however briefly the audience on hand while staying true to the character.

Stage Door: Man and Boy, Orson's Shadow

Fern Siegel | Posted 12.09.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Corruption and greed resonate in every age. Though Terence Rattigan's Man and Boy was written in 1963, it seems ripped from today's headlines.

Broadway's Fall Season Full of A-Listers, on Stage and Off

James Sims | Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts
James Sims

With the fall season approaching, straight plays are headed back to Times Square, and they've got a big list of stars in tow.

Going Natural: Kirsten Dunst in All Good Things

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In an Oscar-worthy performance as a doomed young woman whose disappearance 18 years ago remains a mystery, Andrew Jarecki's creation is like a true-life novelization that would make Truman Capote jealous.

Movie Review: All Good Things

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The only question about Ryan Gosling this awards season is: Which of his two astonishingly detailed performances will win him the nomination?

Movie Review: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Oliver Stone is never content to just make one movie; he always makes several, then squeezes them all together into one engorged package, chockablock with gaudy visuals, oversized characters and unchecked passion.

'Wall Street 2' Cannes Premiere: Shia, Michael, Carey, Salma, Benicio, Brolin & More (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' had its world premiere in Cannes Friday, and the red carpet was overflowing. Below are some of the celebs, includin...

Movie Review: The Box

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Some bad movies you slag off gleefully. Others provoke a certain disappointment at their failure, a mourning at the difference between the film's ambition and its execution. Richard Kelly's The Box is such a film.