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Popcorn Preview: Effie Gray

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

n depicting the events of John and Effie's marriage, the movie is quite reserved and beautifully nuanced. Many of the filmmakers come from Merchant Ivory Productions, and Effie Gray is very much in that tradition. It's hard to know with certainty what went on in the marriage, but there are letters and written accounts that served as source material.

What? Spoilers Enhance a Mystery or Thriller?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.14.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

For mystery, suspense and thriller novels, viewing the plot as "(almost) irrelevant" seems an extraordinary stretch. Frankly, I find that conclusion preposterous.

DVD: SciFi Silly, Serious and Everything In Between

Michael Giltz | Posted 09.17.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I've always loved science fiction, one of the most flexible of genres. It can hold up a mirror to our current world by exaggerating trends. Here are five titles that run the gamut.

Google Honors Agatha Christie With Doodle On British Homepage

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Google doodle shows Poirot -- the only fictional character ever to receive a full-page obituary in the New York Times -- and a cast of characters ...