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Apr 17 2017

MOVIE: BOSTON

By | April 17th, 2017|Documentary, Epic & Historical, Movies|0 Comments

In marathon season, after a marathon of coverage including the fictionalized film "Patriots Day" and the documentary play "Finish Line," the latest entry in the reportage of Boston's beloved race comes in first with the last word. My review here reprinted from The ARTery. "Boston" is the first feature length documentary film on [...]

Feb 11 2012

THIS JUST IN: ROGER WATERS PLAYS FENWAY PARK!

By | February 11th, 2012|More A & E, Music|0 Comments

ROGER WATERS MAKES HIS TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA IN 2012 WITH HIS EXTRAORDINARY AURAL AND VISUAL MASTERPIECE:  “THE WALL” THE WALL LIVE HITS BOSTON’S FENWAY PARK ON JULY 1 THIS UNFORGETTABLE CONCERT WILL CELEBRATE THE HISTORIC PARK’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY Roger Waters, the co-founder and principal songwriter of the archetypal progressive band Pink Floyd, has [...]

Nov 23 2011

MOVIE REVIEW: TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN

By | November 23rd, 2011|Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Movies, Romance|0 Comments

TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN is the single most effective antidote to teen pregnancy I've ever seen. It's cinematic birth control. Send your teenagers.  I saw it Monday afternoon in a theater with mostly single older ladies and one mother/daughter pair who apparently had not read the books; they looked shell-shocked as the credits rolled. The film [...]

Nov 18 2011

WEEKEND THEATER REVIEW: DOGG’S HAMLET, CAHOOT’S MACBETH

By | November 18th, 2011|Theater|0 Comments

"Dominoes, et dominoes, et dominoes Popsies historical axle-grease, exacts bubbly fins crock lavender..." Say what? It's a line from Tom Stoppard's DOGG'S HAMLET,  CAHOOT'S MACBETH.  Familiar plays-- but definitely strange in the hands of Tom Stoppard, who's reinterpreted them by inventing a new language! WHISTLER IN THE DARK THEATRE has mounted a spare, sure-handed production [...]

Nov 09 2011

MOVIE REVIEW: J.EDGAR

By | November 9th, 2011|Drama, Epic & Historical, Movies|2 Comments

J.EDGAR-- Clint Eastwood's latest directorial effort--is a mess from every point of view with the exception of Leonardo DiCaprio. He is one brave actor. As J. Edgar Hoover-- the creator and first chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation-- DiCaprio survives despite layers of makeup, a melodramatic jumble of a script, bad accents, and tonal [...]

Oct 27 2011

THEATER REVIEW: THE DIVINE SISTER

By | October 27th, 2011|Theater|2 Comments

And speaking of drag queens (I was in my last post--See: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW) the SpeakEasy Stage Company has mounted the New England Premiere of the Off-Broadway hit comedy THE DIVINE SISTER about one of my favorite subjects: nuns. I almost became one.  I ate slept and drank nuns. They lived next door to [...]

Oct 01 2011

THEATER: MALKOVICH!

By | October 1st, 2011|Theater, Uncategorized|0 Comments

THE INFERNAL COMEDY John Malkovich's two-day gig presented by ArtsEmerson at the Paramount was fraught with tension. He played a serial killer back from the dead hawking his memoirs (Just once I'd like to see him play the normal neighbor next door.) with an orchestra playing arias from Vivaldi to Weber. In the course of [...]

Sep 25 2011

THEATER: CANDIDE

By | September 25th, 2011|Theater|0 Comments

RUN RUN RUN to the Huntington's 30th Anniversary season opener-- a rollicking, moving, brilliantly staged, lit, costumed, and transcendently performed, just plain GLORIOUS production of CANDIDE! This was my first response, and upon further reflection-- I liked it even more!!! It's as if all of life were captured onstage in one bursting-at-the-seams bundle in Tony [...]