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Actor Sam Rockwell Takes A Single Shot

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In A Single Shot, opening in limited release Friday and available on VOD, actor Sam Rockwell looks as though he's right at home as a veteran outdoorsman who keeps meat on the table with his rifle. Nothing, Rockwell says, could be further from the truth.

20-Year Reunion With Delinquent Friends: Re-Watching 'The Bad News Bears'

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 07.15.2012 | Comedy
J.L. Sirisuk

Re-watching The Bad News Bears, I was reminded of my tomboy roots, my need for adventure and laughter, and the importance of doing things with authenticity and humor.

'Freaky Deaky' Tribeca

Morris Ruskin | Posted 06.27.2012 | Entertainment
Morris Ruskin

So often we think of Hollywood kids in unflattering terms: troubled, entitled, squandered potential. This past weekend, however, I was charmed by an interaction between the children of two of Hollywood's greats.

Kirk Douglas Turns 95!

John Farr | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Should we call him "Spartacus"? Or "Champion"? Both names certainly fit the man. Kirk Douglas turns 95 tomorrow, and he is still very much with us.

Chats With George Benson, John McLaughlin, Fred Schneider of The B-52's, and L.A. Guns' Tracii Guns, Plus Lisa Hannigan's New Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.20.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Sidney Lumet: First Among Directors

John Farr | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Sidney Lumet was a giant in his field, a director who always sought to make intelligent films that had the ring of truth.

Missing Mr. Matthau

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

On the first of this month, Walter Matthau, who left us just a decade ago, would have turned ninety. Ruminating on this unnoted milestone made me consider anew what a unique and gifted screen actor he was.

Confessions Of A Closet Curmudgeon

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

"Astute perception and sly wit" -- who wouldn't sign up for that? And how about a lack of a "serviceable denial mechanism?" Sounds good to me! Doesn't everyone aspire to these qualities?

My Valentine to Patricia Neal

John Farr | Posted 06.21.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

We all know that rare thing called good character is no prerequisite for a great actress, but Patricia Neal had this quality, in spades. We will not see her like again.

Presidential Pictures: Top Movies About The Top Job

John Farr | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Given the sheer scale and complexity of the Presidency in modern times, it's no surprise that a host of great films have explored the nature of our country's highest office.

Meditations on a Remake: The Taking Of Pelham 123

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

I have to admit it: the new Taking Of Pelham 123 wasn't as bad as I thought it might be.