‘People I Know’: the lost Al Pacino movie

You wouldn’t think that a movie starring Al Pacino and Kim Basinger would sit on a shelf for two years and then get a cursory theatrical release that earned only a little more than $100,000. But

The not so discreet charm of Lilli Palmer

The other night as I was scrolling through the nearly endless offerings on the Amazon Prime streaming service, I noticed the 1961 comedy “The Pleasure of His Company” starring Fred Astaire and decided

‘Eight Days a Week’: all those years ago

Ron Howard brings the early days of Beatlemania back to vivid life in his thrilling new documentary, “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week.” Howard focuses on the touring years of the band from Liverpool.

‘Robber’: CD captures revival’s spirit

Ghostlight Records has released an original cast recording of last season’s revival of “The Robber Bridegroom” that captures much of the spirit of director Alex Timbers’ production. Although the

‘The Trojan Women’: spoils of war

Ellen McLaughlin’s tight, fierce adaptation of “The Trojan War” is getting a potent New York premiere production at The Flea Theater. The actress-writer’s version of the Euripides play about the

‘An Obvious Fact’: Longmire rides again

Today, Viking is publishing the twelfth novel in Craig Johnson’s wonderful Longmire series – “An Obvious Fact” – and it once again demonstrates a perfect mix of setting and characters in a mystery

‘Alfred the Great’: a counterculture epic

David Hemmings was part of a wave of new British film stars during the 1960s. Unlike the many Australians who have established themselves in movies recently – Margot Robbie, Chris Hemsworth et al –

The good old days of Cold War paranoia

The 1970s are often cited as the heyday of the paranoid thriller — thanks to “The Parallax View” (1974) and “Three Days of the Condor” (1975) and a few other key titles — but the genre really started