May 12, 1995 |
Don't look for much unity in "UNited We Dance," the optimistically labeled festival at the War Memorial Opera House. Helgi Tomasson, head of the San Francisco Ballet and host to dancing guests from a dozen nations, declared lofty aspirations at the outset. "I believe our festival will be a way," he said, "of acknowledging our differences and celebrating our similarities." So far, with nine companies heard from, the differences have far outweighed the similarities.
April 4, 2002 |
Akira Kurosawa's powerful 1950 drama "Rashomon" was given an honorary Oscar for outstanding foreign language film, won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and was voted by the Village Voice Film Critics' Poll as one of the 10 best films of the 20th century. Even the title has become synonymous for a story that is told from different points of view.
December 17, 2000 |
As hushed and reverent as a funeral congregation, the Hudson Mainstage Theatre audience trains its eyes on a buff, handsome young man who has come to a tragic end. Deserted by his faith, estranged from his friends and at war within his own soul, he collapses before a painted tableau of Roman Catholic saints just as a swooning synthesizer melody whips the large ensemble cast into its anthem-like finale. "No love, no truth, no voice!"
September 10, 2000
SEPT. 13 Almost Famous Drama DreamWorks With: Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Anna Paquin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kate Hudson, Jason Lee, Fairuza Balk, Patrick Fugit. The idea: High school journalist lands dream assignment of covering a rock band on tour in the '70s. Director: Cameron Crowe, reliving his pre-Hollywood past. So?: Sweetly entertaining, sidesteps sleazier side of the music business. SEPT. 15 Bait Action Warner Bros. With: Jamie Foxx, David Morse, Doug Hutchison, Kimberly Elise.
January 16, 2000 |
A year ago, everyone in Hollywood predicted the obvious about 1999. The new "Star Wars" would rule the box office, and Austin Powers would "shag" his way to a blockbuster. But scary movies about kids who get lost in the woods or see ghosts as breakout hits? Who knew? This year, the same geniuses who failed to predict the humongous success of movies like "The Blair Witch Project" and "The Sixth Sense"--in other words, pundits like us--are at it again.
July 23, 1999
Here is the complete list of nominations for the 51st annual nighttime Emmy Awards, as announced Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. They cover programs aired between June 1, 1998, and May 31, 1999. Programs * Comedy series: "Ally McBeal," Fox; "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS; "Frasier," NBC; "Friends," NBC; "Sex and the City," HBO. * Drama series: "ER," NBC; "Law & Order," NBC; "NYPD Blue," ABC; "The Practice," ABC; "The Sopranos," HBO.