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My Week With Marilyn
Based on the memories of Colin Clark, this movie recounts his time getting to know Marilyn Monroe while she was in England shooting The Prince and the Showgirl with Laurence Olivier.
"...came to England to co-star with acting legend Sir Laurence Olivier in The Prince and the Showgirl, which Olivier..."

Nov. 25, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sleuth
Surprisingly, this powerhouse combination of writer Harold Pinter, director Kenneth Branagh, and co-stars Michael Caine and Jude Law adds up to a load of nonsense.
"...Shaffer, is a remake of the 1972 classic starring Laurence Olivier and a young comer named Michael Caine. In..."

Nov. 9, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

La Vie Promise
Isabelle Huppert stars in this French road movie about a selfish streetwalker, her unwanted teenage daughter, and the escaped convict who befriends them both.
"...Directed by: Olivier Dahan. Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggory, Maud Forget, Fabienne..."

May 28, 2004 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Paris Can Wait
A woman at the crossroads of life
"...Romance, a trifling film best remembered for one of Laurence Olivier’s last memorable screen appearances. Now, almost four decades..."

June 2, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Olivier's Shakespeare
Now that 'Deadwood' lies murdered in the mud, Shakespeare is the only solace.
"...Olivier's Shakespeare..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Screens Review by Raoul Hernandez

Shakespeare's First Folio
Why the first collection of the Bard's plays is such a big deal and cause to celebrate on his 400th death anniversary
"...Thu., March 31, 7:30pm With World War II raging, Laurence Olivier delivered this Technicolor take on the Bard's history..."

March 18, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

America's Mortal Goddess
AFS Essential Cinema enchants with Marilyn Monroe
"...Return), Billy Wilder (Some Like It Hot), and even Laurence Olivier, with whom she also starred in The Prince..."

May 31, 2013 Screens Feature by Margaret Moser

Moontower Extra: More Talk With Todd Barry
The rest of the 'Chronicle' interview with the deadpan comic
"...the New York Times last year as being “the Laurence Olivier of sarcastic twerps with inflated egos and few..."

April 26, 2013 Arts Post by Russ Espinoza

Clash of the Titans
A messy assemblage of mythic odds and ends, Clash of the Titans takes a nosedive off Mount Olympus.
"...essaying the roles of the major Greek deities – Laurence Olivier as Zeus, Maggie Smith as Thetis, Ursula Andress..."

April 2, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
This CGI adventure yarn is a loving tribute to all things retro-futuristic.
"...semibeau on a search for a mysterious Dr. Totenkopf (Laurence Olivier, back from the grave via CGI trickery) and..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

TV Eye
Trio's Epic TV: The Top Ten Miniseries of All Time recalls a time before TiVo.
"...Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, John Gielgud, Claire Bloom, and Laurence Olivier. Airs Thursday, Nov. 27, at 1pm...."

Nov. 21, 2003 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

The Filth and the Fury
"...“tightness.” Major influences on Johnny's outré stage persona included Laurence Olivier's performance in Richard III, bits of which are..."

May 5, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Fool for Love
"...follows. Lots of choice footage of her and hubby Laurence Olivier. The 1991 film Enchanted April (8pm, TCM) is..."

Feb. 12, 1999 Screens Column by Margaret Moser

Macbeth's Myriad of Misfortunes
The Scottish Play – still cursed after all these years
"...In 1937, at the Old Vic, a 30-year-old Laurence Olivier was preparing to play Macbeth for the first..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Closing Arguments
Olivier versus Branagh
"...discussion we’ve got going here. Let’s call it the Laurence Olivier/Kenneth Branagh conundrum. To discuss Shakespeare movies is to..."

Aug. 22, 2008 Screens Post by Josh Rosenblatt

A Tall Drink of Water
Stars we love at the Paramount Summer Classic Film series
"...practitioner has been more influential than Marlon Brando. Maybe Laurence Olivier, but even Olivier's craft seems more dated and..."

May 16, 2014 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Clash of the Titans
"...Directed by: Desmond Davis. Starring: Laurence Olivier, Harry Hamlin, Judi Bowker, Burgess Meredith, Sian Phillips,..."

March 23, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

DVD Watch: ‘The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp’
Criterion revives an essential British wartime picture
"...Powell and Pressburger initially wanted Laurence Olivier for the lead. The British War Office wouldn’t..."

March 19, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Something Wicked This Way Comes ... Again!
Dueling Macbeths on the stages of Austin prove once again this Shakespearean killer's undying popularity.
"...good word to me in regard to this play. Olivier had an obsession with filming Macbeth, but he couldn't..."

Oct. 13, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Curse of the Play
"...In 1937, a 30-year-old Laurence Olivier was rehearsing the play at the Old Vic..."

Oct. 13, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Instant Classic
Paramount Theatre's Summer 2000 Series
"...D: Alfred Hitchcock; with Joan Fontaine, Laurence Olivier, Judith Anderson, George Sanders. (NR, 130 min.)..."

May 19, 2000 Screens Feature by Margaret Moser

Scanlines
Cold Comfort Farm
"...-- Jen Scoville Rebecca D: Alfred Hitchcock; with Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson. VHS Home..."

Dec. 13, 1996 Screens Feature

Where in the World Is Bunny Lake?
Otto Preminger’s masterful abduction thriller still shocks and intrigues
"...in for assistance, as are the police. Superintendent Newhouse (Laurence Olivier, at the height of his talent) takes over..."

July 20, 2018 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Letters at 3AM: Musicians of Behavior
Actors are musicians of behavior
"...Dean, Cate Blanchett, Daniel Day-Lewis, Katharine Hepburn, Helen Mirren, Laurence Olivier – though often, with such actors, we marvel..."

May 2, 2014 Column by Michael Ventura

New in Print
Three recent releases go behind the scenes for Hollywood reads
"...of them – from FDR to Lena Horne to Laurence Olivier ("Larry is very – I mean, seriously –..."

July 12, 2013 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

'The Zoo Story'
A take on Albee's classic two-hander has the actors swap roles throughout the run
"...Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud did it with Romeo and..."

April 15, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

La Traviata
A tremendous, memorable production that even an opera novice will love
"...after a half-century designing for the likes of Sir Laurence Olivier, the Old Vic Theatre, and the Metropolitan Opera,..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

Welcome to the Bungle
A review of Guns N' Rose “Chinese Democracy”
"...in a long line of cavity drill bits – Laurence Olivier wasn’t this root canal in Marathon Man –..."

Dec. 5, 2008 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Princes to Act
"...co-star/mopey novelist Ethan Hawke belongs in a discussion with Laurence Olivier and J.D. Salinger...."

Aug. 21, 2008 Screens Post by Josh Rosenblatt

Between the Election and My Hopes (a Quick Aside)
"...post some 3000-word essay on the relative merits of Laurence Olivier vs. Claire Danes, I somehow come out with..."

Aug. 19, 2008 Screens Post by Josh Rosenblatt

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