Sunday, March 27 2011
Why did you create me? The plaintive question adorning National Theatre Live posters may echo critics’ question about the need for yet another in a long line of Frankensteins. Previous Frankensteins and monsters have been entertaining but less socially relevant. The National Theatre’s production, as directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle, to use a cliché, is Alive!
Thursday, February 24 2011
Friday, November 6 2009
Endgame crafts a crackling thriller out of the tangle of crafty maneuvering and happenstance that put a stop to South Africa's apartheid.
Tuesday, January 13 2009
More than anything, though, I wish all those political pundits would take some time off, to rest and let their vocal cords recuperate. That truly would make for a happy new year.
Wednesday, February 6 2008
Eli Stone deals with weighty issues -- the purpose of life, the inevitability of death, and corporate liability -- but all of it is infused with levity.
Thursday, May 10 2007
Tuesday, September 19 2006
Faces are hard to read in Smith. Sometimes, this inscrutability is obvious, even exaggerated.
Monday, April 24 2006
The writers' commentary track is smart, instructive, and funny. The film is less so.
Friday, December 16 2005
No way could the live action Aeon manage the hairstyle of the animated Aeon, much less the scary wasp waist and freaky-deaky sexual exploits.
Tuesday, October 25 2005
In Melinda and Melinda, full of women struggling to make their desires known to men who suppose they know what women want and mean, the women are infinitely less regular and more interesting.