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Thomas Haden Church Plunges Happily Into the Underexplored Area of Divorce Humor for HBO

David Hinckley | Posted 10.07.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

HBO's Divorce isn't the kind of television comedy for which Thomas Haden Church remains best-known, and he couldn't be happier about that. "I did 10 ...

Rebecca Hall in Christine: "If it bleeds, it leads"

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.24.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Christine, Antonio Campos' new movie from a script by Craig Shilowich may be the Room of the current season: an indie film that breaks out onto the ma...

'Indignation': An Education

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 08.15.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Dressed up as a coming of age love story, "Indignation" is a small tale well told of individuals pushing up against the social, economic and cultural limits of their time. Faced with political threats from outside and cultural changes from within, the doyens of Post World War II America imposed social order. Those that pushed back did so at their jeopardy.

Logan Lerman and Sarah Gadon in James Schamus' Indignation

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.26.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bespectacled and bowtied, James Schamus introduced his movie, Indignation, his directorial debut from Philip Roth's novel, at MoMA, with the observati...

Jessica Lange in Long Day's Journey into Night: "I Like Dark Places"

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.28.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Movie icon--and lately best known for her role on American Horror Story-- Jessica Lange has performed on Broadway only twice before, in two Tennessee ...

Storytelling by omission in 'Mary Page Marlowe'

Robert Loerzel | Posted 05.19.2016 | Entertainment
Robert Loerzel

The new play by Tracy Letts, Mary Page Marlowe, presents a narrative where the omissions are especially noticeable.

See The First Trailer For 'Indignation'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.12.2016 | Entertainment

"Indignation" has a great many bona fides: James Schamus is making his directorial debut in a Philip Roth adaptation that marks the latest star vehicl...

Me and Mr. (and Mrs.) Jones -- Keeping Up the American Way

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Randee Mia Berman

Keeping up with the Joneses is supposedly as American as July 4 and apple pie. But it wasn't something I ever worried about, especially since: a) I'...

The Realistic Joneses: There Go the Neighbors

Danny Groner | Posted 06.09.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

Even the less strange characters get on your nerves by the end. It's difficult to see through all of the muck that makes up these people's lives, particularly when trying to have compassion for Bob, played by Letts, who is suffering from a degenerative nerve disease.

'The Realistic Joneses': Welcome to Will Eno's Neighborhood

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 04.07.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The first thing you should know about The Realistic Joneses is that none of the four characters in Will Eno's play have much more than a nodding acqua...

Popcorn Preview: August: Osage County

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

August: Osage County (2013) Cast includes: Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada), Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman), Chris Cooper (American Beauty), Ewan Mc...

Christopher Rosen

What Really Happened With The Ending Of 'August: Osage County'? | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.30.2013 | Entertainment

The following piece contains spoilers about the end of "August: Osage County." When John Wells' adaptation of "August: Osage County" debuted at the...

The Part Of 'August: Osage County' That Made Meryl Streep Black Out

Posted 12.19.2013 | Entertainment

"It's everything. It's like life. It's funny and it's terrifying." That's how Meryl Streep described her newest film, John Wells' adaptation of the Pu...

Christopher Rosen

John Wells Didn't Want To Screw Up 'August: Osage County' | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

John Wells made sure his adaptation of "August: Osage County" stayed faithful to Tracy Letts' Pultizer Prize-winning text. "We counted, and there were...

Mike Ryan

Dermot Mulroney Explains Why He's Not Dylan McDermott | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.18.2013 | Entertainment

Dermot Mulroney doesn't exactly shy away from any claims that he steals a few scenes in "August: Osage County," Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning pl...

Meryl and Julia are Great, But, That Ensemble in August: Osage County!

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.14.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Never one to miss a quip, Harvey Weinstein introduced the movie August: Osage County at its Zeigfeld premiere, noting Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts w...

Live from the Dubai International Film Festival: Thursday, Dec. 12

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A film festival is one of the few places where you can take a trip around the world in the course of a day, without ever leaving a mall multiplex. Th...

Christopher Rosen

'I Hope 'August' Wins All That Sh-t': A Conversation With Tracy Letts | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

This piece contains some spoilers about the ending of "August: Osage County." Tracy Letts doesn't understand why everyone was up in arms about the ...

AFI Fest Review: August: Osage County

Tony Bartolone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Tony Bartolone

When asked, "What would you want an audience to take away from this film?" Pulitzer prize winning writer, Tracy Letts, responded, "I don't know. I have no idea how to answer that question." That statement of ambiguity justifies the existence of film critics.

Meryl Is More Cantankerous In New 'August: Osage County' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.12.2013 | Entertainment

The "August: Osage County" clan revs up its fighting in the new trailer for the forthcoming Oscar contender, which is based on Tracy Lett's Pulitzer P...

Huge Change Coming To Oscar Favorite?

Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment

Reviews for "August: Osage County" were mixed after the film debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday night, with some critics tak...

Live from Toronto International Film Festival: Monday, Sept. 9

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Secrets and lies carried the day in most of the five films I saw Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival. But then, aren't the most interesting movies built around them? It's so obvious that Mike Leigh used the idea as the title of one of his finest efforts.

Tom Hanks Tears Up at the Theatre World Awards

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.04.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Courtney P. Vance couldn't get over it. He was presenting a Theatre World Award to Tom Hanks, not only a two-time Oscar winner and beloved star of man...

Who's Joining 'Homeland'?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.22.2013 | TV

"Homeland" Season 3 is adding to its cast, with stars such as Joanna Merlin, Nazanin Boniadi, Amy Morton, Lawrence Clayton and Tracy Letts joining the...

Passion Play: Hit the Wall at the Barrow Street Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.14.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The summer of 1969, with Stonewall in June and Woodstock in August, represents a shift in the American ethos. These events meet in a new play Hit the Wall at the Barrow Street Theater.