Latest Jenny Lumet Stories

2008-10-01 06:00:38

By Susan Wloszczyna, USA TODAY There are directors who tend to bring out the best out in male stars. Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone and, yes, the aptly named Michael Mann are but a few.

2008-09-07 12:00:13

By Roderick Conway Morris As the 65th Venice Film Festival drew to a close - the Golden Lion and other prizes were to be announced on Saturday evening - its director, Marco Muller, emphasized that, though there had been fewer Hollywood productions due to the screenwriters' strike and other delayed completion dates, Venice had managed to secure many of the most star-studded films.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.