Sebastian Barry’s acclaimed novel The Secret Scripture is coming to the big screen, starring Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Reynor (“Sing Street”), and Theo James (the Divergent series). It is the story of a woman who has spent most of […]
Washington Post reporter Wil Haygood was covering the 2008 Obama campaign when some young black women told him that they were going to vote for America’s first major party Presidential candidate who was African-American, even though their fathers told them […]
Shakespeare’s play about a Roman general who survives battle only to take on the bigger battles of politics has been brought to screen by Ralph Fiennes, who directed and stars as the title character. Contemporary costumes and weapons and Serbian […]
Vanessa Redgrave sings “It’s May” from the Lerner and Lowe musical Camelot.
I did not like “Anonymous,” the new film speculating that Shakespeare’s plays were written by the Earl of Oxford. (They were not.) But I did enjoy Vanessa Redgrave’s luminous performance as Queen Elizabeth, with her daughter Joely Richardson playing the […]
Two bad signs. One is when you spend the entire movie thinking that a couple of Google searches would have made it possible for everyone in the story to save a week’s effort and everyone in the audience about an […]