Film and Theater Reviews
Billy Elliot the Musical, currently playing in San Diego, features two wonderful performances from Rich Hebert and Mitchell Tobin.
Without mentioning them all individually I have nothing but praise for each actor in the play because this is very much a group effort — each part is significant.
I sincerely hope Hollywood doesn’t get a hold of this for a remake. Everything that makes Graceland special would be scrapped clean into something totally generic… and this is not all generic.
The film is frustrating towards the end, yes, but as always, performances win out
McConaughey’s hot streak continues with the absolutely wonderful, Mud
If I had a drinking buddy as attractive, smart and cool as the character she plays in Joe Swanberg’s new film, Drinking Buddies, I’d be slamming a few back with her right now.
The teens in the film (which also include Maria DeCortis and Benjamin Papacare) are true teenagers, – all zits and gangly – and their performances were real and authentic, especially from Will Madden.
Jeffrey Schwarz’s doc is a tribute to Divine, his work and his life and it shouldn’t be missed.
The best way to describe Ann, Holland Taylor’s one-woman show about former governor of Texas Ann Richards that she both wrote and stars in, is what the Hall of Presidents in Disney World would be like if instead of a robotic Barack Obama the host was a Texas-twanged white-haired lady who didn’t care that she was on a stage in the family-friendliest theme park in the world.
When people I know in theater ask me what growing company I think has its act together (horrible pun not intended), The Seeing Place is always the first that comes to mind.
Yeah, there’s nothing really new in the film but that doesn’t mean it’s not hilarious.
The biggest compliment I can give the cast and crew of #hero is that the approximately 110 minute play is just too short to fully tackle the full potential of these characters.
The film is a totally enjoyable, leave-your-brain-at-the-door flick.
Without question, the highlight of this production is the cast.
Wahlberg stars as a former police officer turned private investigator who has a history with Russell Crowe’s Mayor of New York City.
If you’ve ever wanted to watch a former president get a handjob, well you are in luck my friend, because the new film, Hyde Park on the Hudson, is now in theaters.
If you’re a fan of the series, you’re bound to love it. If not….
Dree Hemingway is fantastic is this story of an unlikely friendship
New York City’s The Seeing Place has constantly demonstrated that what it offers is versatility in its productions, but the only thing that never changes is the quality of the performance and the value of the ticket prices.
Life of Pi is the film to see this holiday weekend
Denis Lavant is perfect in this otherwise long, meandering film
The Encores! series at the New York City Center began twenty years ago and presents forgotten musical gems and a handful of new works for limited engagements, some of which have later gone on to great acclaim when selected for longer runs elsewhere.
If you’re Twilighted out, see Lincoln!
Skyfall – the best Bond film in years.
The trouble with ‘The Details’ is actually the details