Rent it now: Italian film explores what a wife doesn’t know

If you’re up for an incredibly sophisticated and engrossing drama, check out Italian writer-director Ferzan Ozpetek’s “Le fate ignoranti.” The 2002 movie is about a happily married doctor, Antonia

Film Forum returns to the series 9/11 interrupted

The great non-profit Manhattan movie house, Film Forum, is a quick walk north of the World Trade Center site so when disaster struck 10 years ago, the theater was part of a neighborhood left shocked

The many (country music) moods of Kristin Chenoweth

The Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth has had a very eclectic recording career so far. Only the 2001 debut album, “Let Yourself Go,” is the sort of show tune collection you might expect from the star of

‘Greatest Hits’: ten years in the fashionable world

Abrams is marking the tenth anniversary of Glenda Bailey’s tenure as editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar with a gorgeous new oversized volume, “Harper’s Bazaar Greatest Hits.” Meant to be looked at as

Watching ‘In a Better World’ after Hurricane Irene

After losing electricity on Sunday — along with a few million of my East Coast neighbors — I had enough battery power stored in my portable DVD player to watch one movie. Should it be a fun escapist

‘Gatsby’: the perfect end-of-the-summer beach book

Danielle Ganek writes sophisticated romantic comedy that doesn’t seem to fit neatly into the “chick lit” niche of the book publishing industry. The New Yorker made a splashy debut in 2007 with the

‘Olive’: turning New York City bile into hilarity

In “Olive and the Bitter Herbs,” downtown cult playwright Charles Busch seems to be channeling the New York City Jewish angst that powered Neil Simon in his peak years (the late 1960s and 1970s).

Is this the end of the road for ‘Final Destination’?

“Final Destination 5” has been fizzling at the box office since it opened a-week-and-a-half ago, so we have probably reached the end of one of the most unusual and most interesting horror film series.