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Entries by Regina Weinreich from 09/2012

Ethel: A Daughter's Tale, Summerdocs Finale

| Posted 09.01.2012 | Entertainment

In Ethel, a new HBO documentary, the fascination with all things Kennedy shifts to the legacy of Robert. Filmmaker Rory Kennedy, his 11th child, focuses on the role of her mother in their remarkable marriage, and in the aftermath of his death.

Hamptons Journal: The History of Art and the Big Apple Circus

| Posted 09.03.2012 | Entertainment

Audrey Flack and the History of Art String Band offers a crash course in such giant art figures as Caravaggio, Camille Claudel, Lee Krasner, Van Gogh, Picasso, Mary Cassat, and Jackson Pollock.

The Master: Paul Thomas Anderson's Naturalist Fable and Francine

| Posted 09.15.2012 | Entertainment

You can't take your eyes off The Master, neither Paul Thomas Anderson's new film nor Philip Seymour Hoffman in the role of Lancaster Dodd. Francine is tough material, but this tightly conceived near silent film is well worth seeing.

Penny Marshall's My Mother Was Nuts at The Monkey Bar

| Posted 09.20.2012 | Entertainment

If Penny Marshall's honking nasalese leaps off the pages of her memoir, My Mother was Nuts, it's not because she wrote the book. Rather, this is the w...

Revisiting Death Row: 'The Exonerated,' and the American Theater Wing Honors the Redgraves

| Posted 09.25.2012 | Entertainment

On Monday night, The American Theater Wing honored the Redgrave family at their annual gala.

Not 83 Anymore: Vampire Daughter in Hotel Transylvania

| Posted 09.28.2012 | Entertainment

You know the 3D animated feature Hotel Transylvania is for kids because it starts with diaper changing, fart, and piss jokes aplenty. Fortunately, it moves on to be a father-daughter tale about tolerance.

Boy Overboard With Tiger: Life of Pi Opens The New York Film Festival

| Posted 09.29.2012 | Entertainment

To mark the 50th anniversary of the prestigious New York Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center premiered Ang Lee's new movie, Life of Pi, based on Yann Martel's popular novel.