July 10, 2009 |
At 70, Francis Ford Coppola still has it. Tetro , his feverish and operatic family drama that pits father against son, brother against brother and artist against block, has palpably recharged the filmmaker. And it will electrify audiences despite a curious last act when secrets and blood are spilled promiscuously. Largely set in Buenos Aires and shot in black-and-white as moody as its characters, Tetro is both the film's title and the nickname of its central character, Angelo Tetrocini (Vincent Gallo)
June 5, 2009 |
First thing you need to know about Tennessee , a road movie about two brothers and their eventful journey from New Mexico to Nashville, is that it's produced by Lee Daniels ( Monster's Ball , The Woodsman , Shadowboxer ). Like those films, Tennessee is drenched in melancholy, a trip through a tunnel of pain illuminated by a lone ray of light at the end. Director Aaron Woodley is attentive to how that light warms the golden buttes of New Mexico and glistens on the emerald hills of Tennessee.
December 9, 2005 |
Two Southwest Philadelphia youths were found guilty in Family Court yesterday of aggravated assault and related charges in the Oct. 31 beating of Jacob Gray, a 13-year-old Liberian immigrant who was attacked on his way home from school. The beating, which put Gray in a coma and shocked the community, was "a random act of violence," said Assistant District Attorney Bernarda Villalona after the verdict came in. She said it was "not a hate crime," as many in the neighborhood feared.
November 6, 1998 |
As relatives tried to focus on burial arrangements yesterday, they struggled to understand what drove Steven Kim to kill his wife and two daughters and then himself. Some relatives still cling to the hope that Kim, 42, didn't commit the murders, that the slayings were done by someone unknown, despite the fact that authorities are convinced of a multiple murder and suicide. The bodies were discovered by relatives Wednesday morning in the Kims' home on Longleat Drive in North Wales, Montgomery County.
January 30, 1988 |
Being a Catholic League basketball player named Greenberg means forever having to explain whether you are related to Chip. Chip Greenberg, that is - the former La Salle High first team Daily News All-Scholastic selection (class of '82) who became an All-Big 5 performer for La Salle University. For the record, Bishop McDevitt's Dan Greenberg, a 6-2 senior swingman, is Chip's first cousin. He is also the son of Charlie Greenberg, who started for La Salle's Tom Gola-led 1954 NCAA champions and coached Father Judge from the 1963-64 season through December 1973.
November 16, 1987 |
Philadelphia premiere of "Orphans," a play by Lyle Kessler. Directed by William Woodman, set by Lewis Folden, sound design and music by Charles Cohen and John Young, lighting by James Leitner, costumes by Vicki Esposito. Presented by the Philadelphia Theatre Co. Space is precious in the Monday editions, so let's get on with it. Simply put, the Philadelphia Theatre Co.'s "Orphans," which opened last night at Plays & Players, is the best production of a play thus far in the local season, give or take an "Established Price" (Festival Theatre/Annenberg Center)
October 5, 2007 |
Everything about The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is longer than it needs to be. Its title, for one thing. Its duration - two hours and 40 minutes! - for another. But mostly its excruciatingly deliberate pace makes you wonder if Andrew Dominik's film, as spare as it is self-important, intentionally unfolds in narrative slow-mo. On the plus side, Brad Pitt's turn as the fastest (and most paranoid) gun in the West and that of Casey Affleck, as James' starstruck fan and killer, are sharp.
April 8, 2007 |
Good morning. Today's assigned reading comes from the Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 4, and verse 25 through chapter 5:225 So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another. 26 Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and do not make room for the devil. 28 Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy.