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Apr 18 2019

THEATER: See AMERICAN MOOR/PRUDENCIA/JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH

By | April 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Check out these productions onstage NOW, beginning with Keith Hamilton Cobb's solo show AMERICAN MOOR back in town at the Paramount! If one picture is worth a thousand words, then my video review below should convince you to get there before it ends this weekend 4/21: Then grab the kids and go see [...]

Feb 23 2016

MOVIE: SEXY SILENTS

By | February 23rd, 2016|Drama, Epic & Historical, Fantasy, Movies, Romance, Science Fiction, Uncategorized|2 Comments

It's a quiet time of year for movie releases after the blockbusters of summer and the Oscar contenders of fall. It's the perfect time to think "silents." We can't actually hear them sighing in ecstasy, but it isn't hard to imagine from those shimmering "pictures" what was happening on the "silver screen" back in the early days of film when actual silver was [...]

Jan 22 2016

THEATER: SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM/12TH NIGHT

By | January 22nd, 2016|Theater, Uncategorized|2 Comments

IF you love Stephen Sondheim-- and what self-respecting theater-goer with any taste doesn't--get immediately over to the Lyric Stage and revel in their splendid production of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, a treasure trove of Sondheim tunes and tales, delivered by some of our most treasured local musical theater talents. The original production was conceived and directed on Broadway [...]

Jun 17 2015

MOVIE: PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST/”OUTERMOST RADIO”

By | June 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It's a beautiful week to head down to P-Town and its 17th annual International Film Festival (PIFF) which opens Thursday June 18 and runs for four days through Sunday June 21! A pal of mine Boston-based director Alan Chebot is showing his first independently produced feature-length documentary OUTERMOST RADIO/The Film.  This doc takes you into the colorful inner sanctum of [...]

Nov 05 2014

THEATER: BAD JEWS/DISPLACED HINDU GODS/DEAR ELIZABETH/DUSK RINGS A BELL

By | November 5th, 2014|Theater, Uncategorized|0 Comments

It's nuts out there on the boards! We've got bad Jews & displaced Hindu gods, dead poets and long lost lovers wrestling with love. Here we go! BAD JEWS: This is a real crowd pleaser written by Joshua Harmon, and directed by Rebecca Bradshaw, now breaking records over at SPEAKEASY STAGE. It's raucous and funny and plunges us right into [...]

Oct 23 2014

MOVIE: BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)

By | October 23rd, 2014|Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Movies, Uncategorized|2 Comments

-- This is the first truly great movie of the fall and one of the BEST OF THE YEAR, with OSCAR written all over it. BIRDMAN stars MICHAEL KEATON and a breathtaking cast of actors who knock themselves out in a flabbergastingly audacious backstage look at actors, viral media, critics, fame, art, relationships, truth, artifice, and reality. [...]

Dec 10 2012

BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS AWARDS 2012!

By | December 10th, 2012|Action & Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Epic & Historical, Family, Kids, Movies, Musicals, Romance, Thriller, Uncategorized, War|0 Comments

We saw. We met. We voted. The BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS (BSFC) has just announced its awards for the best films, performances, and technical achievements in 15 major categories for 2012! Topping the list with three awards is director Kathryn Bigelow's ZERO DARK THIRTY about the ten-year hunt for Osama bin Laden which won BEST [...]

Jun 08 2012

THEATER REVIEW: PRIVATE LIVES

By | June 8th, 2012|Theater, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Want to be superficial and delight in the moment? Then dash to the best show in town right now: the Huntington Theatre Company's season ender PRIVATE LIVES! Witness an effervescent ensemble who add extra crackle to Noel Coward's crisply witty comedy. On the surface everyone behaves beautifully, while underneath feelings are as unstable and evanescent [...]