| May 10, 2012
I don't think I've ever seen a musical wherein you don't see either of the principal characters' eyes. But in "Hostage Song," the dark but very intriguing indie-rock musical now at Signal Ensemble Theatre, the two main characters have been blindfolded and...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 10:54 AM
Already open in New York and Los Angeles and going into general release Friday, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's strange, audacious drama "The Master" evokes a feverish state of mind more than a conventional movie, though its story can be...
| Sep 20, 2012
**** (out of four)
It doesn't take an Olympic judge to recognize the degree of difficulty in Paul Thomas Anderson's “The Master,” either in the writer-director’s execution or the audience’s task of processing it.
| Sep 20, 2012
“I need to get the lighting right,” mutters the man with the camera in “The Master,” one of the few truly vital and unruly American films in recent years.
The man is Freddie Quell, a World War II Navy veteran suffering from...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Charna Halpern's script about her late iO (formerly ImprovOlympic) co-founder Del Close opens with the vastly influential, hard-living, difficult, brilliant improvisation pioneer glimpsing a TV on which his former student Betty Thomas is thanking him...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:30 PM
In 1945 Raymond Chandler wrote a screed against Hollywood, and Hollywood screenwriting, for the Atlantic Monthly. "An industry with such vast resources and such magic techniques should not become dull so soon," said the man who later characterized his...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 3:37 PM
There is no explanation.
It just doesn't seem possible.
Who would ever buy this incredible story?
No, I'm not talking about Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend actually being a fake boyfriend.
I'm talking about the fact that the coolest, hippest,...
| Jun 9, 2013
Summer is the season of reading lists, so here's one more for the pile. Not all the books on this list are new, but they're books I've read in the past few months and particularly liked.
1. "Cloud Atlas" by David Mitchell
I'd heard so much about...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:23 PM
I always preferred Jen to Joey. “Hmm,” I observed as I watched “Dawson's Creek” like the angsty 90′s teen I was. “The blonde girl's way more interesting a character than the brunette who's always scowling and whining....
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:32 PM
"It comes as no surprise that someone as self-absorbed as Leah Remini with an insatiable craving for attention would exploit her former faith as a publicity stunt by rewriting her history with it," the Church of Scientology says in a statement....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Never has a former member of the Church of Scientology been as vocal as Leah Remini has proven to be in the months following her very public defection from the controversial organization....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Writer and director Paul Haggis has written an open letter in defense of Leah Remini after she chose to leave Scientology....