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Emmanuelle Seigner in Venus in Fur: The Interview

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.21.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Most theater does not translate well into film. The film genre invites expansion and theater can feel claustrophobic. Unless claustrophobic is what you want as in the case of Roman Polanski's adaptation of David Ives' stage play inspired by Sacher-Masoch's novel, Venus in Fur.

Venus in Fur: The Master and the Muse

Camila Gibran | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Camila Gibran

The first time I ever saw Emmanuelle Seigner I was a 15 year old grunge kid, and she was the gorgeous vulnerable seductress Mimi, intertwined in her husband Roman Polanski's fatally passionate love story Bitter Moon.

Week in Film: Third Person, Jersey Boys and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Having never seen the stage version of the jukebox musical on which it was based (in its 10th year on Broadway), I still felt that I was getting a representative feel for that show, as filtered through Eastwood's flinty consciousness. But that doesn't make it a good movie.

The Sexual Battlefield of Polanski's Venus in Fur

Erica Abeel | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

The terrific new Venus in Fur, an erotic two-hander (adapted from David Ives' hit play, itself adapted from Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's 1870 novella), follows a director and an actress as they jostle for domination, ever raising the stakes, in the single locale of a darkened Parisian theater.

Live From the Tribeca Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.22.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Not to label it a leftover festival, but there is the sense that the movies in Tribeca have either already had their debut elsewhere or, more to the point, didn't have a debut elsewhere because they didn't make the cut. Still, I always enjoy the opportunity that Tribeca affords me as a critic and curator.

Aisle View: Laughter in the Heir

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.09.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

It is Mr. Ives, and his director John Rando (of Urinetown and A Christmas Story) who make The Heir Apparent a ludicrously luscious affair. Unlike other new comedies recently arrived in town, this one is packed with characters, laughs, and enough information for us to discern an actual plot (such as it is).

Power Shifts, Steamy Sex, Ample Laughter in ACT's Venus in Fur

Leo Stutzin | Posted 05.31.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

The transformation offers a fleeting suggestion of the stream of reversals that will follow in the play's 90 minutes of broad comedy, intense drama and sizzling sexuality.

The Liar at Antaeus Theatre

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

Although Pierre Corneille is known as the father of French tragedy, he did write several comedies, including The Liar, which was produced in Paris i...

Communist Comedy of Manners in Upper East Side Art Salon

Jim Luce | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

I have several token conservative friends and acquaintances just to prove to myself that I am indeed liberal. One of them is a former New York Post w...

Cannes 2013: Polanski's "Venus in Fur"

Karin Badt | Posted 07.26.2013 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The camera pans down a stormy rainy tree-lined street in Paris, leading us directly to the doors of a dilapidated theater, as lightning strikes and Al...

Theater Review: All In The Timing, The Mark of Zorro

Fern Siegel | Posted 04.15.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The Mark of Zorro at the New Victory Theater has its own brand of memorable theater. Scottish company Visible Fictions has turned the classic swashbuckling adventure into a fun lesson for children about justice and heroism.

The Wordplay And Wit Of 'All In The Timing'

AP | By JENNIFER FARRAR | Posted 02.13.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- With perfect timing to brighten winter doldrums comes a revival of David Ives' hilarious six-pack of one-act plays, "All In the Timing." ...

Theater: Timing Is Right For David Ives; Isaac's Eye Is Piercing

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.14.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

If you don't think a debate about whether light behaves like a particle or a wave can make for good theater, then you've never seen gripping, brilliant plays of ideas like Michael Frayn's Copenhagen or David Ives' New Jerusalem.

First Nighter: Ives' All in the Timing, Moran's All the Rage All to the Good

David Finkle | Posted 04.14.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

What can be told is that the clock on the wall during their three-way romping says "Thursday, April 23, 2016," which is the 400th anniversary of Will's death. Who cares whether the idea for that sight gag belongs to Ives, Rando or Boritt? It's a good one.

'A Moment Of Maximum Fabulosity'

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.10.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — There was a moment this past December in Paris when playwright David Ives achieved what he calls "a moment of maximum fabulosity." F...

Playright David Ives: The Degrees of Separation Between Stephen Sondheim, Roman Polanski and Me

Myra Chanin | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
Myra Chanin

Before I reveal all 10,003 degrees of separation between Sondheim and me, let me assure you that it's all in the timing, which also happens to be the ...

Theater: Yes, Nina Arianda Is All That In "Venus In Fur"

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

VENUS IN FUR *** out of **** MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB AT SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN Actress Nina Arianda is the red-hot center of this new Broadway comedy, so ...

First-Nighter: Anyone Can Whistle Those Great Stephen Sondheim Melodies

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

In song-writing, where success is ideally a matter of fifty percent lyrics and fifty percent music, Stephen Sondheim almost always achieves the delicate balance.