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Laverne (Penny Marshall) to write memoirs

Most Americans think of Penny Marshall as Laverne DeFazio, the title character of the popular TV show Laverne and Shirley. I think of her as the first female director to make a movie (Big, A League of Their Own) that grossed over $100 million.

Johnny Depp as Tonto: When sidekicks become central

Now that the stalled Lone Ranger film starring Johnny Depp as Tonto and and Armie Hammer as the masked man is back on track, it amounts to a trendlet: Revisionist films in which the minority sidekick of yore gets upgraded to central figure.

Johnny Depp as Tonto: When sidekicks become central

Now that the stalled Lone Ranger film starring Johnny Depp as Tonto and and Armie Hammer as the masked man is back on track, it amounts to a trendlet: Revisionist films in which the minority sidekick of yore gets upgraded to central figure.

Buster Keaton's Sherlock, Jr. : Best. Film. Ever.

My favorite movie of all time? Glad you asked, It's "Sherlock, Jr." (1924). Lucky for all of us, this masterpiece from Buster Keaton, screens next Sunday on TCM as part of the cable station's month long tribute to film's greatest magician and metaphysician.

Buster Keaton's Sherlock, Jr. : Best. Film. Ever.

My favorite movie of all time? Glad you asked, It's "Sherlock, Jr." (1924). Lucky for all of us, this masterpiece from Buster Keaton, screens next Sunday on TCM as part of the cable station's month long tribute to film's greatest magician and metaphysician.

Live chat on gangsters and movies

Join Carrie Rickey as she moderates a chat with the Inquirer's George Anastasia and Glen Macnow, authors of Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies about gangsters and the movies.

Live chat on gangsters and movies

Join Carrie Rickey as she moderates a chat with the Inquirer's George Anastasia and Glen Macnow, authors of Ultimate Book of Gangster Movies about gangsters and the movies.
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