Sunday, February 22, 2015
As a gun-toting Somali pirate, Barkhad Abdi was terrifying, earning an Oscar-nomination for his role in “Captain Phillips” with the chilling line to Tom Hanks: “I am the captain now.”
Saturday, February 21, 2015
The Oscar-nominated film “The Imitation Game” may fudge some of the facts and amp up the drama to appeal to Hollywood audiences, but there's still a lot the film gets right about the Allied effort to crack the German armed forces' sophisticated communications code during World War II, says the owner of one of America's largest collections of Enigma encryption machines used by the Nazis.
Friday, February 20, 2015
A fight and stabbing outside a bar early Wednesday left one member of Nicki Minaj's tour dead and another in critical condition. The tour members had flown into Philadelphia for rehearsals two days earlier, Minaj wrote on Twitter.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The turbo-charged life of one of Italy's most celebrated — and controversial — female journalists has been turned into a television film.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Before the Internet, The Daily Show or music videos, an irreverent comedy troupe launched “Saturday Night Live” in 1975, unaware it would transform American humor and become the country's most successful comedy show of all time.
Louis Jourdan, the dashingly handsome Frenchman who starred in “Gigi,” “Can-Can,” “Three Coins in the Fountain” and other American movies, has died. He was 93.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Iranian dissident director Jafar Panahi won the Golden Bear top prize at the 65th Berlin film festival Saturday for “Taxi,” his third movie made in defiance of an official ban.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
For most Oscar nominees, the weeks before the Feb. 22 ceremony are a whirlpool of stress.
Cinderella and Prince Charming met on an equal footing Friday at the Berlin film festival in a modern retelling of the fairy tale by Kenneth Branagh, with Cate Blanchett as a gambling, hard-drinking Wicked Stepmother.