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Film, "Robot and Frank": When Good Helper-Bots Go Bad

"Robot and Frank": When Good Helper-Bots Go Bad

A more hopeful reimagining of 2001's portrait of man-machine relations, Robot & Frank envisions a near future in which automated servants aid the elderly in their twilight years. For retired cat burglar Frank (Frank Langella), memory loss is something to…
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Film, Nixon in a Deep Frost

Nixon in a Deep Frost

I hear America singing and I see ... Richard Nixon. Not the man but the muse: Has any president since Lincoln inspired more movies, TV miniseries, and operas? As Nixon's beetle brows, ski nose, and mirthless grin were made for…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Starting Out In The Evening</i>

Starting Out In The Evening

Leonard Schiller, a novelist in his 70s, wakes every morning, puts on a jacket and tie, and sits at his typewriter for a specified number of hours each day, attempting to hammer out his fifth book, which he's been working…
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Film, Intelligent Design

Intelligent Design

In Starting Out in the Evening, a new film by Andrew Wagner, a pneumatic graduate student spreads honey over the face of the elderly New York novelist she's trying to seduce. Later, the two will lie on his bed with…
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