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On the Culture Front: Minton's, The Audience and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.11.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The best evening out that you probably haven't heard about is going on every Wednesday night at Minton's, an old-fashioned supper club with equal emphasis on both words.

Long Live Helen Mirren

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 03.09.2015 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

In an episode of Prime Suspect, the gripping 1991 TV crime series, the remarkable Helen Mirren, playing DCI Jane Tennison, snaps at a detective who ad...

Aisle View: The Queen Takes the Stage

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.08.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

The Audience gives us Ms. Mirren, but is likely to be a one-shot arrow. The star's performance is more than enough to carry the day, and carry the play, to surefire success; while Elizabeth The Queen has her supporters and her detractors, Mirren's canny and well-rounded performance is sure to garner unanimous huzzahs.

First Nighter: "Fathers and Sons," "Khandan [Family]," "Handbagged" in London

David Finkle | Posted 08.15.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

LONDON--Ivan Turgenev's 1862 novel Fathers and Sons, which Brian Friel adapted for the stage under the same title in 1987 is just revived at the Donma...

Movie Review: Rush

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.23.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ron Howard's Rush is winning all sorts of praise as being daring (for taking on subject matter that apparently isn't an automatic audience magnet), a throwback to the 1970s (when filmmakers took more risks) and just plain sexy and exciting.

The Eternally Boring Hereafter

Michael Shermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Shermer

If the hereafter is anything like its filmic namesake, then it will turn out to be glacially slow, eternally boring, and pointless, with seemingly random plot lines aimlessly wandering about the ethereal landscape.

Movie Review: Hereafter

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At the age of 80, Clint Eastwood just keeps pulling surprises out of his back pocket as a director -- the latest being Hereafter, Eastwood's version of a New-Agey entry.

Mighty Movie Podcast: The Underdog Bites Back: Tom Hooper on The Damned United

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

I've got nothing against sports films that exult in good sportsmanship and the triumph of the underdog. But I'm more inclined towards films like The Damned United that scrape past the noble veneer of sports.

Film Review: The Damned United

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When is a sports movie not a sports movie? When it's Tom Hooper's terrific The Damned United, yet another feather in actor Michael Sheen's cap.

Dennis Quaid And Julianne Moore To Play The Clintons

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Dennis Quaid is lined up to play former President Clinton with Julianne Moore as Hillary Clinton for a movie, "The Special Relationsh...

Veteran Actor Frank Langella Offers Frost/Nixon and Insights into A Failed Presidency

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Langella: "Ron [Howard] was about as good as anyone I've ever worked with. He wants the film to be about human beings and wants it to be about the soul of people."

"The Queen" Sequel Gets Underway

Variety | Adam Dawtrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Peter Morgan has started work on a follow-up to "The Queen" that will dig into former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair's relationships with U.S. preside...