Maggie Smith

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Review: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Filled with Indian (and British) clichés, it is nonetheless a pleasant diversion that doesn't involve special effects or 3D glasses.
A pleasant diversion
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 04, 2012

Play by play: July 31, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 31, 2009

Hare belles

With apologies to Winston Churchill, The Breath of Life is a cliché wrapped in an enigma — or two. On the face of it, award-winning British writer David Hare's ruthless yet sentimental two-hander (at Gloucester Stage through August 2) is a standard co
Divas Plum and Carroll exude The Breath of Life
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 31, 2009

Play by play: July 24, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 24, 2009

Play by play: July 17, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 17, 2009

Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

For teenagers, everything seems like the end of the world: popularity, school, love, family, treacherous conspiracies, the war between good and evil wizards.
Half-Blood isn't half bad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 17, 2009


Fools rush in

If you think Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Sands, Daniel Day-Lewis, Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, and Judi Dench are all hopelessly overrated, then WGBH/ITV has your TV movie.
WGBH remakes A Room with a View
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 09, 2008

Becoming Jane

Anne Hathaway is game enough as Jane, though she has to spend an awful lot of time on the verge of tears.
Reinventing Austen's bio
By GARY SUSMAN  |  August 01, 2007

Keeping Mum

In Niall Johnson’s minor but enjoyable British black comedy, Maggie Smith is a Mary Poppins–like houseservant with a penchant for homicide who’s the new hire, out in the provinces, of a British family in distress. Watch the trailer for Keeping Mum  
Mr. Belvedere with a cleaver
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 27, 2006

Simple pleasures

At Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, a sensitive and competent ensemble turns on both the sadness and the heat as four unlikely “sisters” discover their inner rejuvenators.
Enchanted April , Samurai 7.0: Under Construction
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 14, 2006