March 13, 2007 |
Retaining its distinctly international flavor, this year's Tribeca Film Festival in New York is once again heavy with documentaries that deal unflinchingly with Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Lebanon, provide uplifting looks at the worlds of kids who compete at Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington Festival and detail a spirited group of orphans whose parents died of AIDS.
March 22, 2009 |
There's no shame talking about: "Important Things With Demetri Martin" Martin is a Yale grad and former writer for "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," so it's no surprise his Comedy Central show is nerd humor at its finest. Catch the season finale and join me in awaiting its renewal.
April 16, 2013 |
In “Silver Linings Playbook,” Robert De Niro won plaudits for playing a complicated father. Now he'll spend some time exploring his own. In a new documentary from director Perri Peltz (”The Education of Dee Dee Ricks”), De Niro will examine the life of his father, Robert, a painter and bohemian figure who died in 1993 at the age of 71. Currently titled "Robert De Niro Sr.," the film is being produced by De Niro producing partner Jane Rosenthal and involves the work of Peltz collaborator Geeta Gandbhir.
June 16, 2010
Whether doing drama or comedy, Julianna Margulies always seems to leave a lasting impression. Here's a look at some of her credits: "ER," NBC (1994-2000): As stormy-natured nurse Carol Hathaway, she nearly overdosed in the pilot episode over her failed romance with Dr. Doug Ross (George Clooney). The pair's tumultuous relationship captivated viewers for six seasons before they exited Chicago's County General (and the show), ostensibly to raise twins together in Seattle. Margulies won an Emmy the first season and was nominated again each year until she left.
May 2, 2013 |
"Flight," starring Denzel Washington, and "Half-Nelson" with Ryan Gosling are among the films featured in the Reel Recovery Film Festival-Skid Row Edition , which takes place Friday through Sunday at the Inner City Arts Theater in Los Angeles. The festival will feature three days of recovery-themed performances, film, discussions and fellowships. Three films will be screened each day. Every evening there will also be a performance of the play "The Biggest Recovery Community Anywhere," which is written and performed by members of a theater group who live and work on skid row. The South East European Film Festival kicks off Thursday evening at the WGA Theatre with the Romanian comedy "Of Snails and Men. " The festival continues through Monday and will feature films from 15 countries from the region, including the Croatian drama "Halima's Path" and the Bosnian documentary "The Living Monument.
March 13, 2014 |
As NBA fans wait to see if Phil Jackson can return the New York Knicks to glory, a new film looks to beat him to the punch. The actor-filmmaker Michael Rapaport is set to debut his documentary movie “When the Garden Was Eden” at the Tribeca Film Festival next month as part of its ESPN Sports Film Festival section. Fest organizers announced the news Thursday, saying the world premiere will kick off the sports confab on April 17. Rapaport's movie looks at the Knicks teams that won a pair of titles in the early 1970s and includes interviews with Clyde Frazier, Willis Reed, Bill Bradley and - of course - Jackson himself.
July 3, 2011 |
When the Chow Yun-fat action-comedy epic "Let the Bullets Fly" opened in China last year, it quickly became a phenomenon. Lured by its splashy fight scenes and whip-snap dialogue, filmgoers swarmed theaters. The movie wound up taking in more than $100 million at the box office in China, the most for a homegrown film. Yet despite its Hollywood-style violence and an actor with international name recognition, "Let the Bullets Fly" hasn't even managed to find a distributor in the United States.
March 1, 2012
A little bit of the European theater world is coming to the skid row neighborhood in downtown Los Angeles. Inner-City Arts is teaming up with the British-German theater company Gob Squad and L.A.'s Center Theatre Group to launch a two-year stage project. The initiative will involve a handful of Inner-City Arts students participating in a theater production about the process of aging. The British Council, a nongovernment cultural organization, is investing $10,000 in the project.
April 20, 2013 |
NEW YORK--As Roger Sterling on "Mad Men," John Slattery plays it brash, slick and debauched. But even a hard-drinking womanizer needs a break once in a while. And so it was that Slattery found himself in Maine last year starring as Richard, a taciturn logger thrust into the center of a tragedy, in the indie film "Bluebird. " "You take six months of the year doing [Roger Sterling] and you want to do something different," Slattery told The Times in an interview here Saturday.
April 26, 2008
WHILE I read Patrick Goldstein's column regarding the poor film choices of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro with great interest ["How the Mighty Have Fallen," by Patrick Goldstein, April 22], I can't help but point out the glaring omissions in his argument. First off, Goldstein begins the column by quoting Francis Ford Coppola, a filmmaker whose recent work has been lackluster at best. Then we are given examples of some of the mediocre films that Pacino and De Niro have recently starred in, failing to dig deeper into their extracurricular activities.