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First Nighter: 'Henry IV Part I' and 'Henry IV Part II' on Screen With Antony Sher

David Finkle | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

William Shakespeare historians have tried and failed to find a figure during the reigns of Henry IV and Henry V who might have been the inspiration for Sir John Falstaff, whom many of the playwright's advocates consider the preeminent Shakespeare character.

First Nighter: 'Skylight,' 'The Pajama Game' Revived, 'Adler & Gibb' New in London

David Finkle | Posted 06.26.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy) drops in on Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) totally unannounced in the revival of David Hare's 1995 play Skylight, at Wyndham's, he's clearly there to fan the embers of a six-year affair that ended two years earlier.

Aisle View: 18 (Plays) in 16 (Days)

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

In busy spells -- which in the Broadway arena typically include the two weeks before Thanksgiving and the month before the various award deadlines in the spring -- it is not uncommon for critics and award nominators to find themselves at five or six a week. Eighteen in 16, though, is overdoing it.

First Nighter: Neat Tricks Pulled Off in Beckett's All That Fall, Nothing to Hide

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Samuel Beckett wanted his plays done exactly as he wrote them and as he particularized them in his stage directions. Don't think of adding even a second tree, for instance, to the Waiting for Godot set.

Stage Door: All That Fall

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

There is something strangely appealing about a character that shrieks: "Have you no respect for misery?" Such a demand is vintage Samuel Beckett -- and at 59E59Theater, director Trevor Nunn is staging one of his most accessible works, the 1957 radio play All That Fall, to hypnotic effect.

Yes, That Is Melanie Laurent Nude With Shellfish

Susan Michals | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts
Susan Michals

Taken by Italian fashion photographer Alan Gelati, the above image of Laurent will be on display with photos of other notables, including Simon Callow, and Michael Gambon

Popcorn Preview: Quartet

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.28.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Quartet (2012) Cast includes: Maggie Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Tom Courtenay (The Golden Compass), Billy Connolly (The Boondock Sa...

Movie Review: Quartet

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Quartet is harmless, a mild blend of comedy and sentiment, heavy on the sentiment and, unfortunately, far too light on the comedy.

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: 'Downton' Star's Very Different Role

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 11.12.2012 | TV

Michelle Dockery is time-traveling to the 1970s for her latest TV project, "Restless." In the Sundance Channel series, Dockery co-stars in the drama o...

Olivier's Blackface Othello

Ben Arogundade | Posted 07.30.2012 | Books
Ben Arogundade

In the 1965 movie Olivier remained meticulous about the aesthetic preparation that would transform him into the Moor. Despite his studious approach, American critics balked at his blackface portrayal.

Live from Toronto Film Festival: Tuesday 9.13.11

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.14.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

My hunch about skipping the opening weekend of this year's Toronto International Film Festival has paid off, in more ways than one. Mostly, however, ...

What Film Will Close The Toronto Film Festival?

AP | Posted 10.16.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — Bill Nighy and Rachel Weisz's British spy tale "Page Eight" has been chosen to close next month's Toronto International Film Festi...

HuffPost Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II

Scott Mendelson | Posted 09.14.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II is a very good film in the franchise, and a very good fantasy film in its own right. It is worth our attention and our praise.

The Older Class: The 5 Best 'Harry Potter' Grown-ups

AP | By CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 09.14.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES -- The world of "Harry Potter" has always centered on the boy wizard and his pals as they navigate danger, outsmart villains and hurtle to...

A Welcome Blast From the New Doctor Who

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Doctor Who is once again an institution in the UK, with a vast audience. Here in the US it's more of a cult favorite.

Remembering Robert Altman

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I was understandably nervous and excited to meet this man. It was May 5th, 2004 in Stamford, Connecticut. As co-founder of a newly restored landmark...

Movie Review: The King's Speech

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If The King's Speech isn't the year's best film, it's floating up there in the top 10, somewhere in the top five. It may even be the best. Traditiona...

Movie Review: The Book of Eli

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This is a movie that has few ideas of its own, except for one large and highly suspect central one.

Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince Premiere: PHOTOS

Huffington Post | Katy Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Hogwarts classmates Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint weathered the rain Tuesday night at the premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Bloo...

Harry Potter Star Michael Gambon Has Second Baby With Mistress

The Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Sir Michael, who plays Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore, had the child with his MISTRESS. His WIFE knows he is raising a second family and he sp...

Michael "Dumbledore" Gambon's Double Life With Two Women

Evening Standard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

According to reports this week, the gift of the car to his wife is a "thanks for having me back present" as the star reinstalls himself in the marital...