July 11, 2001 |
There's something that makes a parent want to take care of, or maybe even worry just a little bit about, Lauren Ambrose. Even at 23, the actress--who plays Claire Fisher, the youngest and most fragile member of the very odd and highly dysfunctional family on HBO's drama "Six Feet Under"--seems a little vulnerable.
September 2, 2012 |
The good news about "Coma," A&E's four-hour miniseries adaptation of the Michael Crichton film airing Monday and Tuesday night, is that it's much better than its previous miniseries adaptation of the Michael Crichton book "The Andromeda Strain. " The bad news? It's still not very good. Or at least it's not as good as it should be, given a cast that includes Lauren Ambrose, Richard Dreyfuss, Geena Davis, James Woods and Ellen Burstyn; it's not even as good as the 1978 film, which, though facing a few of the same problems as this rendition, did not shy away from a subtext both hysterical and socially nuanced.
December 20, 2007 |
Andrew Wagner ("The Talent Given Us") directed this small but fascinating character drama about an ambitious young grad student (Lauren Ambrose from "Six Feet Under") who convinces an aging novelist, Leonard Schiller (Frank Langella), that her thesis about him will resurrect his career. Based on a novel by Brian Morton, it's a seduction-and-abandonment story of an unexpected kind.
June 11, 2004 |
After a mysterious two-week disappearance, the body of Lisa (Lili Taylor), Nate Fisher's (Peter Krause) sweet, gentle, murderously passive-aggressive wife, washed ashore somewhere near Santa Barbara. The news, which came at the end of the final episode of "Six Feet Under" last June, broke the fever that had raged throughout much the third season. Thanks in part to Taylor's moony presence, the congenitally repressed Fisher family had plunged headlong into lunacy.
June 7, 1998 |
In Columbia Pictures' teen comedy "Can't Hardly Wait," an all-night graduation party becomes a raucous rite of passage, as sensitive romantics, would-be homeboys, geeks, jocks, and misunderstood dream girls find their true hearts faster than you can say "American Graffiti meets Clueless."
July 26, 2002 |
"Swimming" makes the coming-of-age experience seem as fresh as tomorrow because its makers take this inevitably painful and often perplexing transition seriously without being solemn, bringing to it a sense of humor that is wry rather than jokey. Director Robert J.