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Entries by Michael Giltz from 09/2013

Theater: Pushing Up Daisey's....

| Posted 09.13.2013 | Arts
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Daisey is doing 29 new monologues created over 29 nights, nominally tracking the phases of the moon and creating a portrait of Daisey and New York City at this moment in time. Daisey seems like that guest at a dinner party who has nothing of interest to say but won't stop talking.

DVDs: Is the Hit Film Now You See Me the Savior of Hollywood?

| Posted 09.15.2013 | Entertainment
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Hollywood is "reeling" from a summer filled with high profile flops like The Lone Ranger, After Earth with Will Smith and R.I.P.D.

Theater: Ethan Coen Births A Play; "Simpsons" Survives; Shaw Thrives!

| Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts

When a play ends and the audience is caught short -- uncertain of whether to applaud -- it's a clear sign the show is one or two drafts away from being ready. That's certainly the case for Ethan Coen's first full-length play.

Movies: New York Film Festival 2013 #1 -- Japan And China Step Up

| Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment

The New York Film Festival opens on September 27 with a screening of the Tom Hanks Oscar-hopeful Captain Phillips.

Movies: NYFF 2013 #2 -- Lanzmann's Latest, Miyazaki's Farewell

| Posted 09.20.2013 | Entertainment

To the casual observer, the documentary film The Last Of The Unjust is very much of a piece with director Claude Lanzmann's masterpiece Shoah (1985). But for those intimately familiar with that movie, this is a subtly radical departure.

Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey Wows in Concert

| Posted 09.21.2013 | Arts

I imagine it's been a long time since the New York Philharmonic played with so much chatter going on in the audience. But the screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey was more like a pops concert than their usual fare.

DVDs: The Rise and Rise of Indian Director Satyajit Ray

| Posted 09.25.2013 | Entertainment

Ray is a giant of cinema, acclaimed throughout the world even 21 years after his death but his movies simply haven't been seen much and rarely in the great prints they deserve.

Theater: Does Orlando Bloom or Wilt on Broadway? Plus Nude Legal Wrangling And August Wilson

| Posted 09.26.2013 | Entertainment

How is he? That's the question people have when a movie star like Orlando Bloom makes his Broadway debut in a Shakespearean play. Well, he's fine, grading on a curve.