Philip Seymour Hoffman

‘Private Life’ Review: Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn Are Brilliant in Tamara Jenkins’ Crushingly Honest Fertility Epic — Sundance 2018

Tamara Jenkins’ first film since “The Savages” has been gestating for nine years, and it’s more than worth the wait.<p>A hilarious, profanely bougie, …

IVF

Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose involving multiple opioids

The cause of death makes him one of the most recent high-profile victims of America’s opioid epidemic.<p>Tom Petty’s family has confirmed it: The American singer was killed by an accidental drug overdose involving opioids when he died last October — making him one of the most recent celebrities to die …

Politics

Paul Thomas Anderson: ‘I killed the world’s greatest actor?! Don’t blame me for that!’

Paul Thomas Anderson and I are playing a game. “Well, what’s the part that you’re gonna play?” says the American writer-director, scratching his head …

Daniel Day-Lewis

At Long Last, Tamara Jenkins Delivers Another Movie at Sundance

The writer-director’s well-received Private Life stars Kathryn Hahn and Paul Giamatti as a couple facing a poignant, but hilarious struggle with infertility.<p>It’s been 11 years since writer-director <b>Tamara Jenkins</b> wowed Sundance audiences with her sophomore feature <i>The Savages,</i> the dysfunctional …

Ted Sarandos

Sundance: Paul Giamatti is baby crazy in Netflix's razor-sharp 'Private Life'

PARK CITY, Utah — "It takes three to make a family."<p>So reads the head-scratching pamphlet at a fertility clinic that sends beleaguered spouses Richard (Paul Giamatti) and Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) on a draining, darkly humorous journey to conceive in <i>Private Life</i>, one of this year's opening selections …

IVF

The five actors who will break out of Sundance 2018 - Interview Magazine

Many up-and-coming actors have emerged the other end of the Sundance Film Festival cycle, wet behind the ears but edging dangerously close towards …

Hari Nef

A Decade After ‘The Savages,’ Tamara Jenkins Returns to Sundance With a Personal Netflix Film

After earning an Oscar nomination for "Savages" a decade ago, the filmmaker thought her next movie would be easier to get made. "Private Life" stars …

Behind the scenes of Heath Ledger films

THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)

Heath Ledger

Review: In ‘Divine Horsemen,’ a Checklist of Tough-Guy Tropes

Benny is a small-time crook with a juicy operation in his sights. “Huge bills,” as he puts it. “It’s like, just sittin’ there cuzz it don’t belong to nobody.”<p>Oh, poor, dumb Benny: Don’t you know money’s never just sitting there? It usually comes with complications — pesky people who also want those …

The Theatre

5 Must-See Movies Screening at Sundance

Brace yourself: a blizzard of fresh films is approaching Park City, Utah, as the Sundance Film Festival opens today in the snowy Wasatch mountains. …

Bill Skarsgård

Who should play Donald Trump in the Fire and Fury TV series?

Between <i>The Social Network</i>, <i>The Big Short</i> and <i>Spotlight</i>, Hollywood has been pretty successful in making inherently uncinematic real-world events …

Donald Trump

It's Way Too Soon For A 'Fire And Fury' TV Series

<i>Fire and Fury</i>, the controversial book which portrays a chaotic Whitehouse beset by infighting, quickly exploded into a bestseller, no doubt boosted by a personal “endorsement” from President Trump himself, who launched a fiery, furious Tweet aimed at author Michael Wolff and “Sloppy” Steve Bannon …

Michael Wolff

Critic's Notebook: Who Should Be Cast In a 'Fire and Fury' TV Series?

The mind reels with the possibilities for who could play the most unlikely characters in American political history.<p><i>Fire and Fury</i>, Michael Wolff's …

Rosie O'Donnell

The Streamer's Guide to Sundance 2018

While we’re still hashing out the great <i>Three Billboards</i> Twitter war of 2017, audiences in Park City and all across Utah will be boldly forging ahead …

Rotten Tomatoes

Ranking: Every Paul Thomas Anderson Movie from Worst to Best

<i>Welcome to Dissected, where we disassemble a band’s catalog, a director’s filmography, or some other critical pop-culture collection in the abstract.</i> …

Stanley Kubrick

Press Pics: The 9 Best Journalism Films For “The Post” Fans

It’s not even out in wide release yet, but <i>The Post</i> is already being hailed as a hit. Topping most critics’ top 10 lists this year, the Steven …

Shopping

I Saw the Lester Bangs Play and Stared the Death of Music Writing in the Face

'How to Be a Rock Critic,' an off-Broadway play about the pioneering rock critic, is a great reminder of how much the role has changed.<p>Last year in <i>The Paris Review</i>, the Dean of American Rock Critics Robert Christgau likened me, some nobody you’ve never heard of, to this generation’s Lester Bangs, …

Ozzy Osbourne

How to Listen to Rock ’n’ Roll in a Theater

American playwrights have always gone after the big game roaming our society. Yet unlike, say, sports or religion, rock ‘n’ roll — which also aims for transcendence, and dominated a good chunk of the 20th century — remains woefully underexplored on stage.<p>Of course, there have been rock musicals, …

The Theatre

Mondo is Bringing Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Magnolia’ Original Score to Vinyl For the First Time

Aimee Mann's original songs and Jon Brion's original score are hitting vinyl this month in what is a must-buy for all Paul Thomas Anderson fans.<p>Mondo …

Entertainment

Common (‘Stand Up for Something’ from ‘Marshall’): ‘Wow, this is a powerful song! Very powerful!’ [Complete Interview Transcript]

After winning an Emmy Award this past September, songwriter and performer <b>Common</b> is just a notch away from EGOT status. He won that Emmy earlier this …

Entertainment

Daniel Day-Lewis (‘There Will Be Blood’) will drink his milkshake, voted Best Actor Oscar winner of the 2000s [POLL RESULTS]

<b>Daniel Day-Lewis</b> has won Gold Derby’s poll asking you to vote for your favorite Best Actor Oscar winner of the 2000s, for his performance as Daniel …

Award Shows

2018 Critics’ Choice TV predictions: Robert De Niro (‘The Wizard of Lies’) faces off with Globe champ Ewan McGregor (‘Fargo’)

<b>Robert De Niro</b> will add one of the few trophies missing from his collection if our Critics’ Choice Awards odds are correct. According to our latest …

Entertainment

With The Post, Meryl Streep proves yet again — there's no role she can't pull off on screen

A few days ago, Meryl Streep failed to recall her own Oscar nominations, where she forgot to remember each time she was in the running for an Oscar. …

Meryl Streep

Becoming Lester Bangs: Erik Jensen on His Breathtaking, Big Screen-Bound Take on the Iconic Rock Critic

A few days before taking the stage at the Public Theater in New York City last week to perform the excellent one-man show <i>How to Be a Rock Critic</i>, …

Lou Reed

Lester Bangs Play 'How to Be a Rock Critic' Captures Writer's Wild Spirit

New Off-Broadway production starring Erik Jensen invites audience into Bangs' world<p>Critics aren't the most obvious subjects for drama. But if anyone …

Van Morrison

Timothée Chalamet on His ‘Hero’ Paul Thomas Anderson and ‘Intensely Honest’ Scene in ‘The Master’ That Changed His Life

The tables were turned on PTA, who just last week used his own awards acceptance speech to appeal to breakout star Tiffany Haddish.<p>It’s the hottest …

Entertainment

How I Would Cast the Fire and Fury Movie

by Wm.™ Steven HumphreyFor those chomping at the bit to read <i>Fire and Fury</i>, Michael Wolff's literary soap opera about the first year of the Trump …

Donald Trump

'How to Be a Rock Critic' Celebrates the Legacy of Music Writer Lester Bangs

All you need to appreciate the work of the late, influential rock critic Lester Bangs, his friend and editor Greil Marcus once wrote, “is a …

Music

Here’s The Perfect Cast For ‘Fire And Fury: The Movie’

The big expose from Michael Wolff on the Trump White House is out. “Fire and Fury” paints the administration as dysfunctional, desperate and …

Conservative View

Under the Radar: How To Be A Rock Critic Review

“How To Be A Rock Critic” is a solo play depicting a day in the life of critic Lester Bangs shortly before he died of an overdose in 1982 at the age …

Lou Reed