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Brief Encounter

Don't Miss The Opera In The Pit

Daron Hagen | Posted 09.03.2014 | Arts
Daron Hagen

The next time you attend the opera, as the lights dim and the orchestra strikes up, why not determine to devote that evening an extra measure of attention to the opera going on in the pit?

Noel Coward at the Wallis -- Bravo, Old Chap!

Jay Weston | Posted 04.21.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Who would have dreamed that the best nightclub performance I have ever seen in Beverly Hills would happen at the new Wallis Annenberg Center for...

The Most Romantic Movie Ever

Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment

Time Out Magazine has ranked the 100 best romantic films based on the input of actors, critics, and industry heavyweights, including Judd Apatow, Rich...

How A 'Brief Encounter' Led To 70 Years Of Marriage

Posted 03.08.2013 | Fifty

Subway riders know the thrill of locking eyes with an attractive stranger during a morning commute. But rarely do these chance encounters lead to a da...

A Better Idea for Branding Public Transit

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

So if a car's experience is so fundamentally different than riding transit, what parallel experience can we plumb for joyous attributes? I would propose we look for a model to long-distance trains and their sense of possibility and romance, not the raw sex of cars.

Movie Review: Weekend

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.20.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A cousin of films such as Before Sunrise and Brief Encounter, Weekend tells the story of what seems to be a one-night stand, which turns into something more.

"Brief (and Unmoving) Encounter"

Gwen Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gwen Davis

A genuine thrill shot through me at the beginning of the staged Brief Encounter at Studio 54. But for all the projections of train and trestle, any real electricity is absent.

Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Cairo Time

Linda Hassler | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Linda Hassler

Canadian director Ruba Nadda was holding her breath when her film Cairo Time had its U.S. premiere during Tribeca. Would an American audience appreciate the subtlety of her film?

Mademoiselle Chambon: Movie Review By Ed Koch

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

Mademoiselle Chambon is just about as perfect as a film can be. In some fashion it reminded me of the 1945 British film, Brief Encounter, in terms of...

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano: Viewing "This Thing Called Love" From a Cabaret Stand-Point

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

The husband-wife team of Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano are currently doing the living-room honors in Manhattan's Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel through the first week of March.