Lena Dunham is no stranger to criticism. The "Girls" star and creator told Grantland's Bill Simmons on Thursday that the backlash her HBO show receives from both the public and choice media outlets -- yes, Gawker, she's talking to you -- won't affect her choices, at least not in the way they'd hope.
Dunham scoffs at negative feedback, from accusations that the cast is coasting off their parents'...Read more »
Émile Zola's "Thérèse Raquin" gets its first major big screen English language treatment in Charlie Stratton's "In Secret," which is technically also an adaptation of Neal Bell's play based on the Zola novel but retains the pinpoint exploration of human nature that made the original work so influential.
It's a tragedy captured in hushed tones and muted colors, a story in which everyone and...Read more »
'Bronx Bombers' bombs on BroadwayThe sentimental New York Yankees salute "Bronx Bombers," which opened at Broadway's Circle in the Square two weeks ago to generally unenthusiastic reviews, will play its final performance on March 2. Last week the show grossed about $175,000, a paltry sum for any Broadway show. This leaves open the possibility that something else will open at Circle in the Square...Read more »
Pompeii is one of the great underexplored subjects in cinematic history. There's rich dramatic potential in the stories of the civilization ended by Mt. Vesuvius' sudden, terrible eruption in 79 A.D. and they've been barely exploited save for several adaptations of Edward Bulwer-Lytton's 19th century novel "The Last Days of Pompeii."
Paul W.S. Anderson, the auteur of trash like the "Resident...Read more »
Luc Besson has made a cottage industry out of Eurotrash like "3 Days to Kill," an action-comedy-drama set in Paris that Besson co-wrote and produced.
The gold standard in Besson world, of course, is "Taken," which transformed Liam Neeson and his "set of skills" from a respectable serious actor into the 21st century's Charles Bronson. "3 Days to Kill" is no "Taken."
It's no "From Paris...Read more »
Darkness & Light: Contemporary Nordic Photography
The relationship between darkness and light can be witnessed in the works of many photographers. In this new exhibit at Scandinavia House, 10 photogs from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden showcase their take on this relationship through more than 30 recent works that range in subject matter from an imaginary journey to...Read more »
Imagine that there is something wrong with your television that causes it to switch channels every minute. That, in a nutshell, is "Love and Information," Caryl Churchill's fast-paced, kaleidoscopic and absolutely infuriating new work.
Not only is it an absolutely pointless, puzzling and pretentious bore, it runs two hours long without an intermission, making the play that much more painful.
Churchill,...Read more »
After four seasons, Cee Lo Green is saying "Forget You" to "The Voice."
The singer announced on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" Wednesday that he'll be leaving his post as a judge on the NBC singing competition.
"I don't want to wear out my welcome there," Green, 39, told DeGeneres.
But, he added, he won't be going very far. "I'm going to continue my relationship with NBC. I have a...Read more »
You might think that journeying from an Oscar-nominated performance to playing second-fiddle in a Kevin Costner flick over the span of a few years is a weird career move.
But it made perfect sense for 17-year-old Hailee Steinfeld, who started her feature film acting career earning all sort of accolades as Mattie Ross in the Coen Brothers' 2010 "True Grit" adaptation, and can be seen beginning...Read more »
Barbara Walters has an unusual definition of selfie.
During a lighthearted discussion about a certain type of vibrating sex toy on yesterday's episode of "The View," Walters shared some private details, to say the least.
She's owned one for years.
And "you know what it's called?" she asked as the rest of her co-hosts laughed. "It's called selfie." It's not the first time Walters,...Read more »