Meryl Streep Honours Lois Smith And Frances Sternhagen At Obie Awards

21st May 2013 -

 News

Oscar winner Meryl Streep took to the stage in New York on Monday (20May13) to honour the careers of fellow actresses Lois Smith and Frances Sternhagen.The Mamma Mia! star presented Smith and Sternhagen with lifetime...

The Odd Life of Timothy Green

16th January 2012 -

 Video

Cindy and Jim Green is a young, married couple who are looking forward to starting a family. They try everything they can but it doesn't work. After the couple find out they can never conceive,...

Please Give

17th June 2010 -

 Movie Review

Writer-director Holofcener cleverly keeps the emotions gurgling right under the surface of this engaging interpersonal comedy. It's more about smiles than laughing out loud, but the superior cast members get terrific characters to play with.Kate...

Turn the River

9th May 2008 -

 Movie Review

A jumpy forger asks an attractive pool hustler acquaintance, "What are you doing in town?" Without missing a beat, she replies, "Trying to get out." It's an apt summary of the entire plot of Turn...

The Things They Say 5677

20th September 2007 -

 News

"We used to joke that RALPH LAUREN made an entire career of copying his dress." ROBERT REDFORD's longtime publicist LOIS SMITH claims designer Lauren should credit the movie mogul for his success....

Sweet Land

24th June 2007 -

 Movie Review

There are slow movies, and there is Sweet Land. Glacial in pace, the film's plodding plotting is purposeful: This is a lazy love story set in unhurried times (post-World War I Minnesota), when the only...

Drowsy Chaperone Dominates Drama Desk Awards

22nd May 2006 -

 News

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE dominated the Drama Desk Awards on Sunday (21MAY06), winning seven awards, including outstanding musical. ALAN BENNETT's THE HISTORY BOYS won five awards, outstanding play among them. Other multiple winners included SWEENEY TODD,...

How To Make an American Quilt

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

I am dumbfounded about where to begin writing about this experiment-in-filmmaking-gone-terribly-wrong, How To Make an American Quilt. Some of the best actresses working in film (Anne Bancroft, Ellen Burstyn, Winona Ryder, Jean Simmons, Lois...

Tumbleweeds

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Mother and daughter pack up from hillbilly land and head for California: Does it sound like we've been over this ground before?The similarities between Tumbleweeds and Anywhere But Here (the corpse of which is not...

The Eternal (1998)

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Not exactly regarded as a pinnacle of the horror genre, The Eternal is notable for one reason only: That Christopher Walken is in it, as a blind man wearing octagonal-rimmed glasses. The movie's relatively...

The Pledge

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

An early note to parents with young, blonde daughters: Think twice about seeing The Pledge, and if you must go -- if you're eager to see Jack Nicholson give one of his best cinematic performances...

Minority Report

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Per Minority Report, in only 52 years we'll have a new privacy nightmare on our hands: A police unit in Washington D.C. will genetically engineer three people, float them in a Jacuzzi, and hook wires...

The Laramie Project

1st November 2005 -

 Movie Review

Hey, look at me! I'm a B-list Hollywood actor with an inflated sense of self-worth that thinks he can "do something" for the world by making a socially responsible film.Hey, look at me!...

Tumbleweeds

8th March 2005 -

 Movie Review

Mary Jo Walker is the kind of woman all too common on the American sociological landscape. Pushing 40 years old, her entire adult life has been spent rushing into and running away from abusive relationships....

P.S.

8th March 2005 -

 Movie Review

Don't be misled by the fact that a quick summary of "P.S." sounds like a hokey Lifetime TV episode of "The Twilight Zone." The story does revolve around a Columbia University art school admissions director...

The Pledge

8th March 2005 -

 Movie Review

Director Sean Penn and star Jack Nicholson must have been drawn to the complexity of the haunted ex-detective character at the center of "The Pledge," because he's just about the only thing at all uncommon...

Minority Report

8th March 2005 -

 Movie Review

Before I launch into what could read like an unabashedly positive review of the Steven Spielberg-Tom Cruise sci-fi collaboration "Minority Report," let me get off my chest the two things that ultimately torpedo the movie's...

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