Things Behind the Sun

This doesn’t look like an Allison Anders movie. Anders, the writer-director of Gas Food Lodging, Mi Vida Loca and Crazy Town (as well as the clumsy, regrettable rock ’n’ roll valentine Grace Of My Heart), has always told tough  ...

Six Feet Under

Unlike The Sopranos, to which Six Feet Under tends to be unfavorably compared, HBO’s new series about the lives and loves—and deaths—of a southern California family of undertakers treats its audience to a cross-section of contemporary American types and  ...

The Mists of Avalon

Lovers of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s feminist reimagining of the Arthurian legend, first published in 1982, have no doubt been awaiting this TNT Original with eager anticipation. How could it miss? Acted by an award-winning cast headed by Anjelica Huston,  ...

Gormenghast

Sleeveless, scoop neckline shell in satin fabric with back invisible zipper - rust, gold or olive Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast trilogy is a rich, weighty series of novels – one that is as widely loved  ...

On the Beach (2000)

Hot on the heels of NBC's live televised remake of Fail-Safe comes this two part Showtime adaptation of Nevil Shute's post-apocalyptic classic On the Beach. (Let's hope this mini-boom in Cold War-era retreads ends before we get Robin Williams  ...

Bull

Suggested reading: How to Be an Internet Stock Investor (2000), David Newton The Neatest Little Guide to Stock Market Investing (1998), Jason Kelly Common Stocks: Lifetime Prosperity (1997), David J. Kenney It Was a Very  ...

Further Tales of the City

Armistead Maupin wrote the original Tales of the City in 1976 as a serial in the daily San Francisco Chronicle. At the time it was fresh and engaging, and it caught a certain tone of the life and thought  ...

Mark Twain Tonight!

Mark Twain, most often classified a humorist, was indeed that, in the very best and deepest sense of the term. Comedy, we know, is far more difficult than tragedy. The humorist must be a canny observer of the human  ...