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Adam Sternbergh

March 13, 2006 | Arts
Beware the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations!

ith the Oscars race finally over, we can stop looking backward at 2005 and get back to unreasonably inflating our expectations for what’s coming up this year. Like V for Vendetta, which shook off bad karma (the film’s fall release was delayed after the London bombings) to arrive as this season’s most anticipated film.

March 6, 2006 | Feature
The Good Guy: Dennis Haysbert

Never fear, America: Dennis Haysbert is back in charge. The assassination of his character on 24, President David Palmer, was a shocker, but on March 7, Haysbert returns to TV as the no-bullspit special-forces commander, Jonas Blane, on CBS’s The Unit.

February 27, 2006 | Feature
The Gone Show

Why networks give new series a quick hook.

February 20, 2006 | Feature

Olympic-hosting city or lightning-struck golfer?

February 13, 2006
Julianne’s Job

How Julianne Moore gently sidesteps all the bad parts of being a movie star.

February 13, 2006 | Feature
Beware the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations!

Now that the Oscar nominations have been announced, we can start grappling with the real puzzler: Is Jon Stewart going to blow?

January 23, 2006 | Television
Fantasy Island

What ‘Love Monkey’ lacks.

January 16, 2006 | Television
Beware the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations!

Award season plays havoc with expectations: How often have you walked out of a film thinking, They gave six Golden Globe nominations to this?!

January 9, 2006 | Feature
Out of the Woods

How Forest Whitaker escaped his career slump.

January 9, 2006 | Television
‘Four Kings’

Four Kings is the most straight-down-the-middle sitcom of the year.

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