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Aisle View: McKellen and Stewart Play Beckett and Pinter

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

The authors mix bleak despair with comic patter, making the plays catnip for a certain caliber of star actor. Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have joined together to offer the two plays.

It Cannot Be Denied

D. R. Tucker | Posted 09.07.2012 | Green
D. R. Tucker

How about setting a similarly themed film in Oklahoma, beginning with residents discussing their feelings about Senator James Inhofe's insistence that climate change is all a big hoax that Margaret Thatcher, Pope John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI somehow fell for?

As He Turns 75, Thoughts on the Legacy of Robert Redford

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I saw no mention of Robert Redford's birthday amongst all the pop dreck that seems to capture people's attention these days. I am going to attempt a tribute of sorts, as I can think of few people in the entertainment field more deserving.

A Sour Note at Carnegie Hall Few Heard, Coming From Above

John Farr | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

The Carnegie Studios made it possible for artists to live as true bohemians: to enjoy the freedom of being deliciously different and quirky. I suppose it was simply too good to last.

Sidney Lumet: First Among Directors

John Farr | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Sidney Lumet was a giant in his field, a director who always sought to make intelligent films that had the ring of truth.

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!

The Graduate Turns 73: Dustin Hoffman's Top Ten Movies

John Farr | Posted 06.21.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

If you hear some young, unschooled person say, "Oh, Dustin Hoffman, he played Ben Stiller's kooky dad", point them towards the other memorable characters that more accurately reflect this performer's invaluable contribution to film.

For July 4th, a Dozen Movies That Scream "America!"

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

As we head into the Independence Day weekend, I wanted to suggest some classic titles scattered over the decades that each in their way evoke our country's unique character.

Presidential Pictures: Top Movies About The Top Job

John Farr | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Given the sheer scale and complexity of the Presidency in modern times, it's no surprise that a host of great films have explored the nature of our country's highest office.

Jamey Sheridan talks a 'Handsome' game

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Forget "Don't ask/don't tell." The guys in Handsome Harry don't even want to know. "Those guys weren't thinking about 'Don't ask/don't tell'," says a...

The Ten Best Movies About Journalism by Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

In the wake of the revered Walter Cronkite's passing, I've attempted to isolate the ten best movies about journalism.

They Belong In Every Home: The Best Holiday Movies By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

As we see the rampant consumerism of recent years yield to the fundamentals of the holiday, these films best capture the essence of Christmas, year in and year out.