I was reading The Portrait of a Lady -- which many critics consider The Great American Novel -- at 3 AM when I came to the famous Chapter 42.
Here in sunny California, marriages of ten years or more are considered marriages of "long duration" and if divorce occurs thereafter the court is NOT allowed to set a definite termination date for spousal support at the time of trial.
For those idealists and romantics who swear to love and cherish until death do they part, maybe it is time to update and revise the divorce laws to eliminate the loopholes, strategies, and games, and make the outcomes less acrimonious?
The second-biggest surprise of Anna Ziegler's new play, Photograph 51, is that Ziegler has managed to take this dryly historic tale and turn it into an engrossing scientific whodunit, or rather, who'll-do-it.
By now it's well known to theatergoers that Nicole Kidman is back on stage and in Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51 after a 17-year lapse. She's returned in a piece noticeably different from her last offering, The Blue Room, where she gained beaucoup publicity for appearing totally undressed.
As Jason Bateman's new film, The Family Fang, shows, Bateman is a filmmaker with an edge and a vision. It was one of the better films I saw during a four-movie day Tuesday at the Toronto International Film Festival.
I wanted to meet Zeina Nabulsi while she was in Cannes, not only because her Zeynah collections are dreamy and gorgeously made but also because of something beloved Elie Saab wrote about this talented designer, based in Beirut.
Even though she loves awards, Meryl Streep did not show up to introduce Ann Roth at last night's New York Women in Film and Television's Designing Women evening, where the legendary costume designer was being honored for lifetime achievement.
Here is our list of some of the most famous and most recent awkward and flat-out embarrassing break-ups to occur in the spotlight. Be thankful this isn't you!
The film goes far to show Scientology as instrumental in breaking up Tom Cruise's marriage to Nicole Kidman, her children turned against her. This particular detail was new to Lawrence Wright, who learned the truth about the tabloid breakup in the making of the film, well after he had researched his book, on which the film is based.
Saturday night I attended the G'Day USA Gala Awards show in Los Angeles where host Nicole Kidman and AACTA President Geoffrey Rush honored top film talent in Los Angeles.
Paddington is so outgoing and adorable. You can't help but love this bear. He has an innocent way about him, but still is a little mischievous and gets into trouble.
When I began reading all the "anticipated films of 2015" lists, it became pretty clear pretty quick that my own version of that list would differ greatly from most of what I was seeing.
It's a cliché of the season to list award favorites, but it is also a thrill to be able to recommend so many good films.
Filmmakers can't resist all that color or the movement of falling leaves, with deep nostalgia swiftly evoked in a few frames of swirling red and gold. Regardless of plot, cast or dialogue, the unsung hero of the autumnal movie is the cinematographer.
It is said that the truly great actors can disappear into a role. And that's the case with Colin Firth. Ever since he burst onto the screen in the 1984 prep school drama Another Country, he has been devoted to stretching his acting chops.