In Mike Nichols’s classic 1988 rom-com, Working Girl, Tess McGill—played by Melanie Griffith—attempts to work her way up the corporate totem pole in a series of power suits and chunky white sneakers. than
The people who made movies thought they knew what blockbuster films were. The Hollywood studios had a formula, and for years, that formula worked. People liked big, sweeping stories—mythic sagas with and
I was in Atlanta in 1996 with a tour of my play Dealer’s Choice and I was dragged along to a lap-dancing club. It seemed a potent, haunting place for a scene about power and sex. That night I wrote a of
The Times’s staff book critics — Dwight Garner, Parul Sehgal and Jennifer Szalai — recently endeavored to choose the best 50 memoirs published in the past 50 years. Below, they talk about the process the
Know why executive producer George Clooney wanted Kyle Chandler to play the obsessive Col. Cathcart in Hulu’s remake of “Catch-22”? Simple: “Kyle is Jimmy Stewart in everything he does,” says Clooney.
On a cold night in Greenpoint, New York, conversation turns, unexpectedly, to The Great British Bake Off. “It’s funny because I can be a cinephile snob,” says Christopher Abbott, swirling a mezcal Negroni
Filmmaker Joel Schumacher (The Lost Boys, Falling Down) was in a morbid frame of mind when his agent approached him about directing Flatliners, his 1990 movie about Chicago medical students conducting