Despite an engaging cast, the update on Cinderella starring Lily James (above) fails to surpass the timeless charm of the original animated version. Photo: Disney

Film review: The new Cinderella doesn’t fill the shoe

There is a sneaky sort of rebelliousness in Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella—in the way it pushes back against the tide of revisionism and misdirected irony that has overtaken family entertainment in recent years. Sincere instead of sarcastic, elegant instead of flashy, and wishing to enchant audiences with charm instead of hypnotizing them with antics, Branagh’s intentions […]

J. Roddy Walston & The Business will be taking care of all things rock 'n' roll at the Jefferson on Thursday. Photo: Eric Ryan Anderson

ARTS Pick: J. Roddy Walston & The Business

Up-and-coming Southern rockers J. Roddy Walston & The Business are on tour in support of Essential Tremors, an album that borrows its name from a nervous system disorder that’s plagued the band’s frontman throughout his career. Walston said that it makes sense to be more open about his ailment on this record because the album […]

Since the mid-’60s, Lily Tomlin has been dishing out the laughs through her character-based comedy sketches and stand-up routines. She brings her act to the Paramount on Friday. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Lily Tomlin

With a career spanning more than four decades, Lily Tomlin has earned her legendary status in American comedy. After becoming a household name on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” in the early ’70s, Tomlin went on to starring roles in TV, film and theater. In 2003, the comedienne extraordinaire joined Richard Pryor, Carl Reiner and Bob […]