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‘Diner’: THR’s 1982 Review

On April 2, 1982, MGM unveiled writer-director Barry Levinson’s feature debut Diner at the New York Film Festival. The movie went on to nab an Oscar nomination for screenplay at the 55th Academy Awards. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below:  Lurking behind a rather simplistic and misleading title, MGM’s Diner is a warmly written, […]

‘And Justice for All’: THR’s 1979 Review

On October 19, 1979, Columbia unveiled the R-rated legal drama …And Justice for All in theaters. The film went on to earn two Oscar nominations at the 52nd Academy Awards, for its screenplay and for Al Pacino in the lead actor category. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below. …And Justice for All is one […]

‘Time After Time’: THR’s 1979 Review

On Sept. 28, 1979, Warner Bros. unveiled in theaters the comedy-mystery Time After Time, starring Mary Steenburgen and Malcolm McDowell. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below:  Jack the Ripper, in his numerous screen reincarnations, has already either slashed, or pursued, or avoided a number of familiar profiles, all the way from Merle Oberon (in […]

‘Do the Right Thing’: THR’s 1989 Review

On June 30, 1989, Universal brought Spike Lee’s drama Do The Right Thing to theaters. The film went on to be nominated for two Oscars at the 62nd Academy Awards, for Danny Aiello’s supporting character, Sal, and the screenplay by Lee. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below:  CANNES — Spike Lee’s third feature is […]

‘Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life’: THR’s 1983 Review

On March 31, 1983, the Monty Python team unveiled their latest feature, The Meaning of Life, in theaters. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review of the R-rated Universal comedy is below. Midway through Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, there occurs a restaurant scene — set in a tres elegante dining room, habited by black-tied dinner […]

‘Monty Python’s Life of Brian’: THR’s 1979 Review

On August 17, 1979, the Monty Python team brought religious satire Life of Brian to theaters. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review of the comedy is below:  Brian, according to the gospel of the Monty Python crazies, was a cherub born in Jerusalem on the same night as Jesus, but in the manger next door, a […]

‘The Outsiders’: THR’s 1983 Review

On March 25, 1983, Francis Ford Coppola and Warner Bros. brought The Outsiders adaptation to theaters, featuring a cast that included many rising stars. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below. Francis Coppola’s first directorial effort since Apocalypse Now and One From the Heart is a curiously unconvincing excursion into a (supposed) teenager’s world, circa 1966, that […]

‘Blade Runner’: THR’s 1982 Review

On June 25, 1982, Warner Bros. brought Blade Runner to theaters. Ridley Scott’s noirish, R-rated, 116-minute sci-fi film, featuring “dynamo” Harrison Ford, became a cult hit. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below:  Welcome to Ridley Scott’s nightmare. Resembling a Felliniesque journey into Dante’s Inferno, with Mickey Spillane in tow, Blade Runner is a cold, bold, bizarre […]

Commentary: They might be on their final acts, but there’s no need to get dramatic about it

Three more shows — "Irena's Vow," "August: Osage County" and "The Philanthropist" — are wrapping their Broadway runs, writes ROBERT OSBORNE.

Commentary: A few Tony Awards predictions won’t spoil too much of the drama

Sunday brings forth Broadway's Tony Awards, which means it's time to predict what one is most likely to see during the CBS telecast, writes ROBERT OSBORNE.

Commentary: ‘Conquests’ leads buzz battle in East while West prepares for birthday bashes

With the Tonys just two weeks away, this is the time eligible voters elbow their way into Broadway legit houses to check out nominated shows they might have missed, writes ROBERT OSBORNE.

Commentary: Two supergiant stars shine brightest in Tonys’ intriguing galaxy of nominees

For those who haven't seen many or any of the Broadway plays and musicals during the 2008-09 season, this year's Tony nomination list doesn't exactly stir the soul. But there are two exceptions, writes ROBERT OSBORNE.