agoDreamgirls (2006) | 9 May 2007 // 6:00 PM

An undeniably fun ride, albeit with too much restraint here, too over-the-top there.

Dreamgirls (2006) | 14 Dec 2006 // 8:30 PM

The decidedly uneven score embraces the music of its moment, from soul to Motown to pop to disco, all filtered through Broadway, which means it's all too watery and white.


Jennifer Hudson returns to Cannes as a star | 19 May 2010 // 4:30 AM

CANNES, France — Jennifer Hudson has visited the film festival here twice, the first time in 2006 with a 20-minute high­lights reel from the film version

As Richard Pryor, Marlon Wayans hopes to make a dramatic impression | 26 Feb 2010 // 3:00 AM

LOS ANGELES — When it was announced that Marlon Wayans and not Eddie Murphy would be portraying Richard Pryor in the long-discussed biopic of the comedy

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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