Sidney Lumet, a director who preferred the streets of New York to the back lots of Hollywood and whose stories of conscience became modern American film classics, died Saturday morning at his home in Manhattan. He was 86.
Related: Matt Zoller Seitz remembers Lumet as making movies for grownups.
G?irish gives us a taste of Dave Kehr’s new book, When Movies Mattered.
Katie Couric’s rocky path to a likely parting with CBS.
Michael Shannon cast as General Zod in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel.
From Battlestar to The Fly, Matt Zoller Seitz looks at 11 TV shows and movies that truly transformed their sources.
Andrew Sullivan, from his new home, points us toward a Birther Photoshop Fail.
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