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Patricia Clarkson Takes the Wheel

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It is unmistakably Patricia Clarkson on the phone, that husky, honeyed purr and laugh too distinctive not to recognize. "I'm a New Orleans native, ...

Handicapping the Oscars: The Grown-Up Actresses

Jon Eig | Posted 09.04.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

This has been a good year for actresses in general, and actresses past 50, once a rarity come Oscar time, are in strong position to get a little love from the Academy.

Interview: Patricia Clarkson on Learning to Drive

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

For her latest project, the luminous Clarkson stars in Isabell Coixet's Learning to Drive, a charming slice-of-life fable co-starring Sir Ben Kingsley.

Movie Review: Learning to Drive -- Life Lessons

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We take our mentors where we find them in life, though it's not always apparent who's teaching who. That's the case in Learning to Drive, a comic drama by Isabel Coixet that offers beautifully matched performances by Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley.

Ben Kingsley Wants His New Movie To Change Americans' Image Of Sikhs

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.21.2015 | Religion

In his new film, "Learning to Drive, " Academy Award-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley plays a soft-spoken Sikh taxi driver, Darwan, who gives ...

Last Weekend: A Masterpiece of Contemporary Cinema by Tom Dolby

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.21.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Ernest Sweet

I don't often write criticism, especially on films, but this exception has to be made. Not only is "Last Weekend" one of the best films I've seen ...

Benjamin Scheuer's The Lion at the Lynn Redgrave Theater and Williamstown Theater Festival Gala

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.12.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

When Benjamin Scheuer walks onto the Lynn Redgrave Theater stage, picking up an acoustic guitar, announcing he's 10 years old, you believe him. He is about to tell his story in song, accompanying himself with several guitars, instruments he mastered at his father's knee.

First Nighter: Bradley Cooper in Bernard Pomerance's The Elephant Man

David Finkle | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

By dint of calling his play The Elephant Man, Pomerance irrevocably establishes that Merrick is his focal figure and for much of the two acts deftly presents the character study of an unforgettable character -- not only to the audience but, of course, to the other figures populating the stage.

Regarding Susan Sontag on HBO

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.07.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Back in the day, Susan Sontag was the big anxiety of influence. Public intellectual, essayist, activist, provocateur, critic, and novelist, she was th...

Hilary Swank in The Homesman at the Hamptons International Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Holding court after a sumptuous brunch honoring Hilary Swank for receiving Montblanc's Creative Impact in Acting award and Variety's "Class of 10 Acto...

Broadway Fall Preview: What Ticket Buyers Want to See

Cara Joy David | Posted 12.05.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I love the fall theater season. First, fall is my favorite time of the year in the city. Second, the fall theater season is chock full of new offerings, but the pressure to see them right away is less than it is with spring offerings, as the Tony Awards isn't as imminent.

P-Town Film Fest Lineup As Queer As A Weekend In P-Town

The Huffington Post | James Thilman | Posted 05.08.2015 | Entertainment

Pack your bags, the 2014 Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) kicks off June 18 with stellar programming and plenty of parties. Unofficiall...

Jared Earley Talks Provincetown International Film Festival and LGBT Issues (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 08.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with Jared Earley, Interim Managing Director of the Provincetown International Film Festival, which is celebrating its 16th anniver...

Martin Scorsese Presides Over the Jury at the Marrakech International Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 01.31.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The Marrakech International Film Festival opened this weekend with a ceremony introducing the star-studded jury, including French actress Marion Cotil...

Stanley Tucci, Anne Tatlock, and Michael D. Eisner Honored for Their Contributions to Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Two benefits this week featured a back stage glimpse into how theater is made: on Sunday night, Stanley Tucci, along with Anne Tatlock, was honored at...

Ready For A Smart Thriller?

AP | JOHN DeFORE | Posted 07.30.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — A social-conscience espionage film that has actually thought about its "eco-terrorism" themes beyond figuring out how to mine them...

Gotham Salon: "The East," An Eco Thriller

Catherine Ingram | Posted 07.29.2013 | Entertainment
Catherine Ingram

What is the appropriate moral response to grave injustice? When do ends justify means, and when, if ever, is violence the right solution for addressing social wrongs? These are the compelling questions addressed in Zal Batmanglij's riveting new film, The East.

Movie Review: The East

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.29.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A movie that's bound to set your paranoia sensors flashing, The East is a cerebral thriller in which it's hard to tell who's the hero and who's the villain.

Alexander Skarsgard's Eyes: The East's New York Premiere

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.23.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The East, a thriller co-written by Brit Marling, who stars, and Zal Batmanglu, who directs, features a Svengali type character played to mesmerizing p...

Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper: The Place Beyond the Pines

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.30.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Shoulder to shoulder like Homeric heroes, Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper descended the long stairs at the Landmark Theater on Thursday night, joining others of the cast and crew onstage for the premiere of Derek Cianfrance's new movie, The Place Beyond the Pines.

Patricia Clarkson Had More Fun Than Anyone At The Oscars

Posted 02.25.2013 | Celebrity

Patricia Clarkson looks like she's having a hell of a time at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. We just had to point out these awesome faces the 5...

Movie Review: Inescapable

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.22.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are a number of people whose work I admire involved with Inescapable. So allow me to say some nice things about them before I talk about what is so wrong with this movie.

The Americans at the Russian Tea Room

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A question arises: Are American audiences ready to embrace appealing KGB operatives on television? Has enough passed from the post-war era to neutralize our view of Soviet spies?

Live From Sundance 2013: Tuesday, Jan. 22

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.25.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Written by and starring the dreaded team of Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael, it's about -- well, really, who cares? Keep in mind that this is the same pair responsible for the awful Bride Wars and you get the picture.

Emily Gras: Muses Show Their Soul After Girl Is Bullied at Parade

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.25.2012 | Good News
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Reading about the worst of human nature in a celebration that's all about joy gripped the hearts of readers and the outpouring of support has reached avalanche proportions.