For a change of pace, today I'm offering you a series of random theater-related thoughts. None of which could take up a post on its own, but together they seem worthy.
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Wallace Shawn's darkly sublime three-hour play--and worth every devastating minute of it--The Designated Mourner was done initially in a 1996 staged r...
My hunch about skipping the opening weekend of this year's Toronto International Film Festival has paid off, in more ways than one.
Mostly, however, ...
The intent behind these stage documentaries is to inform. Although billed as plays, these theatrical entries aren't that. They're news reports outfitted with theatrical accoutrements.
On the whole David Hare has written a fascinating and engrossing script, and Director Stephen Daldry has given us a taut and emotional filmmaking achievement.
The Reader? It's goodish. And Kate Winslet is, as ever, brilliant. And it has Nazis, which elevates it on the Oscar nom scale. But it doesn't fully address the fact that Michael is a victim of abuse.
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