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Sunday, August 17 2014

Wig in a Nutshell: An Interview with Stephen Trask Co-Creator of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

Hedwig and the Angry Inch co-creator and songwriter Stephen Trask animatedly answers questions about the production’s success on Broadway and more.


Tuesday, June 3 2014

For All the Misfits and the Losers: 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' Brings the Underdog to Broadway

That Hedwig is claiming so much success without losing its more challenging aspects and picking up “quadruple threat” Neil Patrick Harris in the process is nothing short of a miracle.


Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best Films of 2010

Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.


Tuesday, January 4 2011

The Best Female Film Performances of 2010

The ladies really lit up the big screen, delivering the kind of brilliant acting work that makes picking a mere 20 that much more difficult, let alone unearthing a clear number one.


Reviews

Monday, April 18 2011

'Rabbit Hole' Tackles a Heartbreaking Topic with Humor, Humanity and Grace

Strange as it seems, Rabbit Hole derives a lot of its strength from its uplift.


Thursday, December 23 2010

Pretty Trumps Real Emotion in 'Rabbit Hole'

John Cameron Mitchell's too decorous tale of parental grief and conflict is wise as far as it goes, but tastefully bourgeois to a fault.


Thursday, October 12 2006

Shortbus (2006)

Shortbus underlines the problem of defining what's real in its use of sex as means and sign of pleasure.


Saturday, December 31 1994

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch's insight into the fluidity of gender is made all the more powerful by Hedwig's own attempts to puzzle through these conundrums. The film doesn't moralize, or try to give set answers.


Saturday, December 31 1994

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

...reminds us that rock per se has a long history of celebrating alienation and ambiguity.


Blogs

Friday, December 10 2010

Ordinary-er People: 'Rabbit Hole'

When confronted with all the potential snares a story like this could fall into, the fact that director John Cameron Mitchell avoids them all stands as a significant creative achievement.


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