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First Nighter: Five-Actor Christmas Carol, One-Actor-Singer Love, Linda, Four-Actor Handle With Care

David Finkle | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

I left two hours and a few minutes later all but convinced I'd just seen the best adaptation of the Charles Dickens seasonal classic I'd ever seen.

The Best Movies About Time Travel, and Why About Time Isn't One of Them

John Farr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Movies that somehow play with the manipulation of time are surprisingly plentiful, as they tap into a fundamental fantasy we all share. It really is not worth trekking out to catch About Time. Here then are a few time-travel films worth staying home for.

The Three Best Christmas Movies

John Farr | Posted 04.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Christmas movies are a genre unto themselves: between live-action and animated features, there are literally hundreds of titles out there. Inevitably, some are pretty bad, others amusingly cheesy.

A Christmas Carol: Adaptable, Unbreakable

Lindsay Edmunds | Posted 02.12.2013 | Books
Lindsay Edmunds

FROM THE BEGINNING, it was a performance piece. A Christmas Carol was published in December 1843. By February 1844, it had three London stage product...

First Nighter: London's Matilda as Entertaining a Musical as They Come

David Finkle | Posted 04.24.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

It's delicious, delightful and delirious from first to last and has the power to affect adults as thoroughly as it does children. That'll extend to children and adults everywhere, though there's some silly talk circulating about the tuner's being "too British" to travel. Phooey on that.

They Belong in Every Home: The Ten Best Holiday Movies by Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

The values and emotions imparted in these timeless films are sure to stoke the spirit of "Peace On Earth, Good Will Towards Men" (and women). Happy viewing!

Alastair Sim's Scrooge, and Apologies

Chris Durang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Durang

It's easier to find nice apologies and resolution of differences in literature and movies than in life. But blessed are the peacemakers, eh? If only we can figure out how to make peace.