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First Nighter: Simon Russell Beale Monarchic in HD 'King Lear'

David Finkle | Posted 06.29.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

It would be folly to claim this is the greatest Lear yet seen, but it's surely no exaggeration to declare it's right up there with the best of them.

First Nighter: Daniel Radcliffe Shines in Martin McDonagh's Cripple of Inishmaan

David Finkle | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Having seen it again, I can report that it's every bit as lively, as thoroughly hilarious and as consistently heart-tugging here as it was there, if not that much better for the cast members having enriched their performances while working at them longer.

First Nighter: Arin Arbus's King Lear, David Herskovitz's Uriel Acosta

David Finkle | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Plays are revelations. Good plays, that is, and the better a play, the more revelatory it can be. And let's just say King Lear -- now at Theatre For a New Audience with Arin Arbus directing Michael Pennington in the title role -- easily falls into the better-play category.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Terence Davies on The Deep Blue Sea

Dan Persons | Posted 05.23.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Even if we were in the middle of a romance glut, The Deep Blue Sea would stand out as an intelligent, nuanced, devastating look at the vagaries of the human heart.