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The English Patient

Gothic, Baroque and Mostly Folk: Music from Central Europe

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 09.10.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

I spent two weeks in June wandering around Prague and Budapest, seeing the sights and looking for folk and folk-inspired music. I came back with a satchel of CDs, some of which I'll share here in a series of posts.

Kristin Scott Thomas: 'I Don't Want To Be Appealing'

Debra Ollivier | Posted 08.21.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

In a compelling new film, Kristin Scott Thomas plays a beautiful widow who seduces American writer Tom Ricks (Ethan Hawkes). We recently spoke with Scott Thomas about "The Woman in the Fifth" and the woman behind her many roles.

Interview: Willem Dafoe Is The Hunter

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 06.04.2012 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

It was one of the most wonderful and unique starts to an interview ever: Within a minute, Willem was speaking in the incomprehensible babble of the Looney Tunes Tasmanian Devil. And then in Italian. Two of the world's finest languages!

Casablanca at 70: A Film That Is More Relevant Than Ever

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 03.31.2012 | Impact
Rebecca Tinsley

Where are today's Casablanca-style heroes? They are in the streets of North Africa (and Syria), facing down well-armed, brutal, corrupt regimes, most of which were propped up by the West.

Ondaatje Magic One More Time: The Cat's Table

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 10.20.2011 | Books
Elizabeth Benedict

Since The English Patient, author Michael Ondaatje is an international star, and each new novel is greeted with appropriate fanfare. So too the haunting The Cat's Table.

Best Film Adaptations Of Books

The Daily Beast | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books

One of the hot properties at Cannes was the film version of Lionel Shriver's bestselling We Need to Talk About Kevin, but it's the rare book that make...

Dumped by Answering Machine During the 1996 Oscars

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

I cannot watch an Academy Awards ceremony without remembering the crazy way a boyfriend ended our relationship on Oscar night in 1996. It's one thing ...

Best Movies By Farr: When Oscar Screws Up

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

2005 -- for Best Picture, give me Capote over Crash any ol' time. Another uninspiring year, I thought.

Oscar-Winning Director Anthony Minghella Dies At 54

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LONDON — Anthony Minghella, a screenwriter, opera director and the Oscar-winning filmmaker of "The English Patient," died of a hemorrhage Tuesda...