A look at an awkward age, free of Hollywoodisms.
The holidays had me visiting many, many relatives, many of whom are under the age of 10. I had a wonderful time hanging out with my nieces and first cousins once removed, but invading their domestic spaces, especially their kitchens, has alerted me to the darker side of children's cuisine. The affa ... More >>
Cowboy diplomacy from our man in Paris, John Travolta.
Turn of the Screw
Things that go bump in the night, in high C
More harmonious than tumultuous, Bright Star is an ode to John Keats's great love affair.
Jacques Rivette's film puts a pomo spin on the oldest of love stories
A methodical look at how and why we torture
Another sequel, another chance for Rocky to persevere for America
Theatre New West presents Larry Kramer's revenge -- and his testament
The year in review
Motorcycle sound and fury signify nothing -- but do kinda rock
Merchant Ivory's lush take on Henry James needs a few more turns of the screw
Stages turns a tight and terrifyingly effective Screw
Ismail Merchant probes the psychological underbelly of postcolonial India
Nil by Mouth is so gritty, it verges on the unwatchable
The Wings of the Dove is marvelously complex
Washington Square is an astute piece of social observation
Jane Campion's adaptation of Henry James gets everything wrong
Once again, director Claude Sautet constructs a tantalizing mystery without a solution
The Alley treats Henry James faithfully, and the audience is the better for it
After years of making Mayor Bob presentable, Houston's First Lady is ready to get serious. Seriously.
Metropolitan maker goes abroad with the American bourgeoisie