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INTERVIEW: Screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher on Mr. Holmes

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.24.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

I absolutely adored this movie, and was very lucky to be able to pick the writer's mind about the movie, the character, and Sherlock Holmes' literary and cinematic lineage.

The MovieFilm Podcast: Pixels, Mr. Holmes, and Ant-Man!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.22.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

It's the big 75th episode of the MovieFilm Podcast! We start off this week's show by discussing new release Pixels, directed by Chris Columbus and starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Michelle Monaghan.

Ian McKellan in 'Mr. Holmes': How British is It?

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The fine ensemble swirling around McKellan's killer performance as the aging Mr. Holmes, now in retirement in the country, is first rate. And in that spirit, the movie's Monday premiere took advantage of Broadway's dark night, with theater actors out for drinks and ravioli at Southgate in celebration.

Solo Perduta Abbandonata!

George Heymont | Posted 07.02.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Two recent stage productions introduced Bay area audiences to protagonists whose spiritual core was taken away from them by circumstances they could never have anticipated (much less mitigated).

'A Picasso'

James Scarborough | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
James Scarborough

Jeffrey Hatcher's "A Picasso" begins as Miss Fischer (Natalia Lazarus), a Nazi cultural attaché (how's that for an oxymoron?), interrogates Pablo Picasso (Vincent Lappas) in an underground vault in Paris in 1941.

Born-Again Musicals

George Heymont | Posted 08.06.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Although I did not get to see the world premiere of Everything's Ducky in 2000, I was delighted with its second incarnation, Lucky Duck, which was recently given a splendid production by the folks at Berkeley Playhouse.