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Kind Hearts and Coronets

They Clawed Their Way to the Top

George Heymont | Posted 02.11.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

The curious thing about musicals that began their lives as reflections of contemporary society is how easily the passage of time can transform some of them into period pieces.

Aisle View: Murderous Musical Mayhem

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Everything about the show is so likable. I left Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder having had a perfectly pleasant time with a pair of talented new theatre-writers, in the company of a delightful cast. But rousing? No.

How Oscar Lost Its Sense of Humor -- and 20 Comedies Worthy of Best Picture

John Farr | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Is this oversight wholly the fault of the Academy? Who else, unless we all agree it's somehow natural or fitting for great comedies to be treated like the second-class citizens of cinema.