Tags
Theatre

David Mamet Lampoons Harvey Weinstein to No Effect in 'Bitter Wheat'

By staging a thinly veiled version of Harvey Weinstein – played by John Malkovich in a fat suit – David Mamet aims for controversy in Bitter Wheat.

Recent
Music

Rebecca Pidgeon: Slingshot

Slicky produced AOP (Adult Oriented Pop) on Rebecca Pidgeon's sixth solo album fails to engage.

Film

Robot Dreams: 'Transformers' and 'Sex Kittens Go to College'

Retro Remote nominates Sex Kittens Go to College as Transformers' true precursor. The problem with Tranformers-type franchises is that the criticisms can only annoy people by reminding them of what they have chosen to ignore.

Politics

Killing Osama bin Laden and David Mamet's Special Ops Drama, 'The Unit'

Viewing the world through a haze of vaguely remembered TV shows, tough-guy dialogue and TV jingles, the news about Osama bin Laden’s death quickly turned thoughts to The Unit, the TV series created by once-great writer David Mamet.

Books

'The American Stage' Is Best Enjoyed As Theatre As Literature

A collection of 200-plus years of writing about the American theatre betrays a clear preference for the past over the present.

Reviews

Redbelt

In Redbelt, as ever in David Mamet's universe, the fight is the issue.

Reviews

House of Games

In the section of town where rotten tenements boast rusty, decrepit fire escapes that rattle in the dank breeze she seems out of place, but somehow not out of her element.

Film

Spartan (2004)

David Mamet extends his famous preoccupation with masculine preoccupations into the murky workings of the U.S. government.

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

Heist (2001)

[David Mamet's] language, severe and spare, actually sounds quite human comin

WRITER
Reviews
Collapse Expand Reviews

Features
Collapse Expand Features
PM Picks
Collapse Expand Pm Picks

© 1999-2020 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.