Monthly Archives: January 2012

On “Pina”

I’ve saved for the last posting of films seen on my recent New York binge trip, far and away the best: Pina. With a primary focus on stage plays for most of my life, I’d had little appreciation for or … Continue reading

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On “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

Let’s face it: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy presents a major test of vigilance and intellect.  It’s not one you can nap in.  There appears to be no footage that doesn’t contain some vital clue.  At least I for one found … Continue reading

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On “Hugo” in 3-D and “A Separation”

There’s nothing at all in common between these two films, other than that I saw them on the same day on my recent New York binge.  They are both superb, and worthy of hunting down or renting. Hugo in 3-D … Continue reading

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On “Breaking Dawn,” “Haywire,” and “Shame”

Time to talk about some movies recently “viewed in the dark.”  I’ll go in order of the ridiculous to the sublime, which will appear reading downwards in postings of course as the sublime to the ridiculous. Okay, so I pigged … Continue reading

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On John Osborne’s “Look Back in Anger”

Look Back in Anger is also a Roundabout Theatre production, as is Athol Fugard’s The Road to Mecca, which has garnered some terrific reviews, but which I was sadly unable to see this trip.  I remember John Osborne’s signature play from … Continue reading

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On “Anything Goes”

It would seem that on this trip, I have saved the best shows for my last two New York days. (Not counting War Horse of Course.)  After Friday night’s successful outing to Brooklyn and Richard III, I began Saturday with … Continue reading

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On BAM’s “Richard III”

I have to admit right out of the starting gate, that I came to New York this time primarily to see Kevin Spacey do Shakespeare’s arch villain, the comic murderer of children, Richard III.  And after my first three “take-a-chance” … Continue reading

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