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Thursday, November 11 2010

‘Sondheim! The Birthday Concert’: A Suitable Celebration for One of the Giants of Musical Theatre

This is Broadway at its best -- alive, glittering, and absolutely thrilling -- in tribute to one of its creative geniuses, Stephen Sondheim. The talented cast includes many from the original roles, and the songs are as fresh as ever.


Wednesday, April 1 2009

The Princess Bride: Blu-Ray

Reiner and Goldman manage to marry timeless storytelling elements with modern comedic sensibilities in such a way that it will never feel corny, old-fashioned, or dated.


Tuesday, August 5 2008

The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition

This itself modern through that little smidgen of precocious reflexivity, and a healthy does of kitsch.


Wednesday, October 5 2005

Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds confuses critical thinking with supernatural abilities.


Wednesday, July 20 2005

Dead Like Me: Second Season

Roxy, bless her, is acutely practical: 'Everybody can't get a monument, otherwise the world'd be one big-ass graveyard.'


Monday, November 29 2004

Ragtime (1981)

Profound as Coalhouse walker's story might be, Ragtime is about far more.


Tuesday, June 22 2004

Dead Like Me: Season One

By way of explaining the significance of their task, Betty asserts, 'Hundreds and thousands of people die every day. Bodies are easy -- dig a ditch, light a match -- but what about the souls? Who takes care of them?'


Monday, November 17 2003

Dead Like Me

Liberated from the selective perception that comes hand in hand with rational existence, the reapers on Dead Like Me are better prepared to anticipate the unexpected.


Sunday, January 1 1995

Piñero (2001)

The first scene in Leon Ichaso's biographical film, 'Piñero', sets up a complex series of relationships between the artist and his demons -- or more pointedly, between the artist and the various audiences he sought to influence and astonish.


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