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Vanessa Redgrave

All Hail the Conquering Hero!

George Heymont | Posted 05.12.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Magnificently reconceived and directed by Ralph Fiennes, this new adaptation of Coriolanus uses Shakespeare's language in a tightly condensed screenplay by John Logan that grips the audience by the throat within the film's first 20 seconds and never lets go.

How Gorgeous Is Vanessa Redgrave?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

"A Look Back" is a daily column that highlights a moment from fashion's fabulous past. Today's pick is of British actress Vanessa Redgrave on the beac...

My Week With Shakespeare: Coriolanus

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.21.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Freshly returned, triumphant at the Golden Globes, Harvey Weinstein exhibited no jet lag introducing a new film, Coriolanus at the Paris Theater.

James Earl Jones: 'I Can Live In The Shoes Of Racists'

bbc.co.uk | Posted 12.08.2011 | Black Voices

James Earl Jones opened up about the "most racist person" he has ever known: his grandmother. During an interview with BBC News, the actor and fam...

Youyoung Lee

Q&A With 'Anonymous' Director Roland Emmerich

HuffingtonPost.com | Youyoung Lee | Posted 12.26.2011 | Entertainment

Roland Emmerich knows he's no William Shakespeare, but that's exactly the point. The director behind such catastrophe films as "2012," "Godzilla" and ...

Movie Review: Anonymous

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sprawling, bloody, romantic and witty, Roland Emmerich's Anonymous (opening Friday 10/28/11) captures the magic of the theater, even as it folds in th...

HuffPost Review: The Whistleblower

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.05.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on a true story, The Whistleblower is dark, grim and harrowing. It tells the tale of Kathy Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz), a Nebraska cop looking to make some big dough so she can afford to follow her children.

Birthday Tribute: Albert Finney's Finest

John Farr | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Finney cares a great deal about his work, but very little about publicity. Nominated five times for an Oscar, he has never once attended the ceremony.

Miral Screens at the United Nations General Assembly

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Schnabel's film does not instigate a new critique. Rather, continues a discourse in Israel with intellectuals and writers like David Grossman, Amos Oz, and Yehuda Amichai.

First Nighter: Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman Unleashes Acting Blizzard

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

John Gabriel Borkman is one of the rarely revived Ibsen works, which may be a reason to see it now. On the other hand, this treatment won't serve as a strong argument for its being brought back more often.

Dissing Miss Daisy

Gwen Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gwen Davis

The play into film that so captured hearts with Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman was for me, at least, completely unmoving, due to the affectedly mannered Ms. Redgrave.

Blackberries Off: Ten Essential Movies For Easily Distracted Twenty-Somethings

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

What if we only had a month in which to force our young adult offspring to see ten essential movies before they succumbed entirely to short-form digital content? My own personal picks.

Finding What Drives Us Through Driving Miss Daisy

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Carol Smaldino

Without surprise, James Earl Jones cannot help but impress anyone present by how much he loves his character "Hoke." Certainly Jones knows the racial issues contained in the play, as he knows his own from his real past.

Talking Stage Royalty and Southern Roots With Driving Miss Daisy's Boyd Gaines

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jon Chattman

Boyd Gaines has won four Tony Awards, but he's still a bit modest about it. "It's not the kind of thing I think a lot about it," he said.

Gents-Who Lunch: Nigel Cole and Alfred Uhry

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The subject of equal pay for skilled workers is of course a serious subject, but in "Made in Dagenham," a little known but true story about a strike a...

Theater: "Driving Miss Daisy" Sputters, "Wings" Doesn't Soar

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Enough cliches in that headline for you? Here are my impressions of two revivals: one Broadway and one Off. DRIVING MISS DAISY ** out of **** Golde...

Zero Destruction

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Norman MacAfee

Perhaps someone who reads this will help me do the math on the environmental effects of pointless destruction. What are the effects on global warming of a policy of unthinking destruction?

Legendary Director Ken Russell Makes A Rare New York Appearance at The Film Society

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

Ken Russell is one of the greatest directors of all time, a filmmaker who pushed the envelope both creatively and professionally -- and in many ways changed the face of cinema, inspiring many of my generation both aesthetically and personally.

Vanessa Redgrave: Franco Nero Helps Me Heal

people.com | Eunice Oh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

After losing her daughter, Natasha Richardson, last year and her brother and sister in the past two months, Vanessa Redgrave says she has drawn streng...

A Tale of Two Sisters: Hollywood's Longest Running Feud

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

It is exceedingly strange and more than a little sad that actresses Olivia de Havilland, 94, and her sister Joan Fontaine, 93, have been estranged for many years, the result of an intense sibling rivalry which has never dissipated.

Vanessa Redgrave 'Glorying' In Late Sister Lynn, Daughter Natasha

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Vanessa Redgrave says she's grieving the deaths of her sister and daughter but also "glorying" in their memory. Redgrave's first pu...

Thank Google! For Remembering

Linda Bergthold | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Bergthold

So while we wrestle with our short term memory loss, science is not going to be helping us any time soon. But thank Google! It will.

Movie review: Letters to Juliet

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's hard not to respond emotionally to the big moments in Letters to Juliet, in spite of the fact that they've already been given away in the trailer...

ReelzChannel: Top 10 Shook-Up Shakespeare Movies

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

William Shakespeare, now there was a guy who could put pen to paper. So powerful was his Romeo and Juliet that the heartbroken of today still write to...

Baffled by the BAFTAs

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

The ratings for award shows this season are up. Entertainment Weekly reports that Emmy viewership was up 9% and the Golden Globes were up 14%. Why? Simple. My recaps of them here.