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Entries by Michael Giltz from 02/2012

Theater: Cynthia Nixon Brings Wit to Broadway And Garners Raves

| Posted 02.03.2012 | Entertainment

A new look at Margaret Edson's work reinforced my belief that this show is not successful beyond its strong central character and becomes less interesting as the drama of watching our heroine die takes over.

Theater: New Comic Play The Ugly One Only Goes Skin Deep

| Posted 02.08.2012 | Entertainment

I suppose The Ugly One has some comment on beauty and superficiality to make but it's too straightforward and unsurprising to offer even modest insight.

DVDs: Downton Abbey Has Gone Down, Down, Down in Quality

| Posted 02.09.2012 | Entertainment

Don't tell my mother, but Downton Abbey has swiftly declined from a pale imitation of the original Upstairs Downstairs to a pale imitation of Falcon Crest.

Grammy Preview: The Best Albums of 2011 From Top to Bottom

| Posted 02.10.2012 | Entertainment

I've traveled to the future and can reassure you that Adele will have a fun night at the Grammys on Sunday. Her album is one of those inevitable triumphs at an awards show that feels right.

Film and Fashion? Oui!

| Posted 02.14.2012 | New York

Since the French created cinema and perfected fashion, who better to discuss how the two arts inform one another? The French Institute in New York City boasts a series of events through March doing just this.

DVDs: Some of the Best (and Worst) Movies of the Year

| Posted 02.22.2012 | Entertainment

DVD releases keep coming fast and furious, with this week's batch including some of the best movies put out in 2011... and some of the worst. Ain't that always the way?

Oscar Preview: Your Winning Ballot (Plus the Best Movies Of 2011)

| Posted 02.24.2012 | Entertainment

OK, the Academy Awards are Sunday night. It will be long, a little dull, people will be glad to have Billy Crystal back after a long break and the big awards will go mostly to the movies that everyone expects. But someone has to win the Oscar pool and why shouldn't it be you and me?

Theater: F. Murray Abraham, Early O'Neill and a Victorian Adventuress

| Posted 02.28.2012 | Huffington Post

The winter theater season in New York has a certain rhythm. A few shows open on Broadway and then there's a lull until the crush of big names in March, April and May. Here are three shows, all of them aiming high though not succeeding for one reason or another.