Fri. November 9
The Daily Scene
“Lincoln” looks like a big historical drama on an epic scale, but it’s also a tightly focused study of character, principle and politics. It’s frankly nostalgic about both cinema and history, recalling an era when Hollywood constructed mainstream entertainments that were also meant to edify and inspire.
If Sir Roger Moore couldn’t help twinkling when he played James Bond for seven films and thirteen years, perhaps it’s because this unpretentious sophisticate sees through everything, including himself, and enjoys the humor of it all.
As Raoul Silva, the cyberterrorist with ridiculous bleached-blond hair in Skyfall, Bardem may be the best Bond bad guy ever. He tells Kevin Fallon what sold him on—and terrified him about—the part.
Fifty years. “You can’t get away from that number,” Keith Richards said with a chuckle by telephone from Paris, where the Rolling Stones have been rehearsing for arena concerts and have played guerrilla club and theater shows.
CINCINNATI—Dan and Brian Busken, of the family-owned Busken Bakery, pulled into the parking lot of a Frisch’s Big Boy on a recent morning for a clandestine mission: They donned ski masks with fake mustaches attached, placed a ladder next to the restaurant’s namesake statue and cloaked Big Boy in a Busken apron.