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Aisle View: The 2015 Ten Best List

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

What more need be said? It is, yes, as good as you've heard. What a shame that the ticket situation will keep it out of the reach of the general theatergoing public for another year or three.

A View From the Bridge: A British Import Vies for Best Drama Revival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.15.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The stage at the Lyceum Theater for this exceptional theater event, the current revival of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge looks like a set for...

First Nighter: Ivo van Hove Does Wonders With Arthur Miller's View From the Bridge-

David Finkle | Posted 11.12.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

The tic I find annoying in the work of very busy director Ivo van Hove is happily suppressed for his revival of A View From the Bridge, birthday-boy Arthur Miller's unrelenting, as usual, play.

Interview: Mark Strong on the Bridge, Part 2

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.03.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

British actor Mark Strong is making his Broadway debut as Eddie Carbone in director Ivo van Hove's production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge.

Interview: Mark Strong on the Bridge, Part 1

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.03.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Mark Strong in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge. Photo: Jan Versweyveld British actor Mark Strong is making his Broadway debut as Eddie Carbone...

First Nighter: Ivo van Hove's "View From the Bridge" View, David Hare's "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" Gaze

David Finkle | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

London--What can ordinarily be objectionable about Ivo van Hove's too often juvenile look-at-me directing is that he thinks it's innovative to play up a script's subtext. That, of course, is just what writers don't want done. It's called "subtext," for the blaring reason it's meant to remain sub.

Popcorn Preview: The Imitation Game

Leslie Sisman | Posted 02.08.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

The Imitation Game (2014) Cast includes: Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), Keira Knightly (Anna Karenina), Matthew Goode (Belle), Allen Leech (Downton ...

Movie Review: The Imitation Game - Decoding a Complex Man

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

To my mind, The Imitation Game is the best film of the year: a gripping tale of wartime espionage and code-breaking that also manages to be the character study of an important figure whose contributions have been ignominiously ignored.

Watch The First Five Minutes Of The Next 'Breaking Bad'

Posted 08.02.2013 | TV

"Breaking Bad" may be coming to the end, but AMC has another upcoming series that is likely to satiate fans of Walter White's story. “Low Winter ...

The Next Big AMC Drama

Posted 03.21.2013 | TV

With the final season of "Breaking Bad" airing this summer, AMC isn't wasting any time getting an intense new drama on the air. The network has re...

Steamy Details Discussed In Zumba Prostitution Case

Posted 01.20.2013 | Crime

Steamy details emerged about the physical relationship between a middle-aged businessman and a zumba instructor accused of running a brothel in Maine....

AMC Orders 'Low Winter Sun' To Series

Posted 12.14.2012 | TV

"Low Winter Sun" is heading to AMC. The network that's responsible for some of TV's top dramas has given a 10-episode order to "Low Winter Sun," a...

Girls' Night Out: Zero Dark Thirty and the Death of Osama bin Laden

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.26.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal's take on the hunt for Osama bin Laden, a thrilling Zero Dark Thirty, begins with torture so brutal I found it an eye averting experience.

Stars Join Hollywood's War Over Bin Laden

Posted 03.07.2012 | Entertainment

Kathryn Bigelow's film about the military's hunt for Osama Bin Laden is on the verge of enlisting three new stars. According to a number of reports, ...

Jean Jacques Annaud's Black Gold: A Momentous Step in the Right Direction

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Black Gold is based on the 1957 book South of the Heart: A Novel of Modern Arabia by travel enthusiast and sometime race car driver Hans Ruesch, who was born in Naples of Swiss parents.

Vera Farmiga Set To Star In Bank Robbery Drama

Posted 10.09.2011 | Entertainment

Vera Farmiga is quickly becoming one of Hollywood's most sought-after leading ladies. Farmiga, who starred opposite George Clooney in "Up in the Air",...

The Guard

Michael Jones | Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

If I could figure out how to mass tweet the world's population I would tweet: go see The Guard.

HuffPost Review: The Guard

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.03.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Brutal -- and brutally funny -- The Guard joins a growing list of darkly witty contemporary Irish gangster movies. It's as amusing as it is occasionally shocking.

Live From Sundance 2011: Day Three

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Three of the four films I saw at Sundance 2011 on Saturday not only fit the bill for 'comedy,' but acquit themselves nicely. And each comes from a different country -- the U.S., Ireland and Norway.

The Dangers of Being a Costumed Hero Revealed in Kick-Ass

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Finally, an honest costumed crime fighter film. None of that smarmy "hey aren't we smarter than the fans" shit or this "Above it all NYTimes crit stuff" -- this is a comic book fan's movie, one for those who used to draw their own stories in grade school.

Movie Review: Kick-Ass

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If only Kick-Ass were as nervy and entertaining as its brazen title. Unfortunately, the weakest part of Kick-Ass is, well, Kick-Ass himself.

Movie Review: Robin Hood

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The way Brian Helgeland has written the title character, Robin bears a distinct resemblance to Clint Eastwood in the Sergio Leone films. Except he says a little more and does a little less.