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50th New York Film Festival: 'Flight' - 14 October 2012

Flight asks whether truth should ever be weighed against justice. If so, where would integrity lie in this balance?

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You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet : 2 October 2012 - New York City

In You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet at the New York Film Festival, the 90-year-old French film maker Alain Resnais asks "Will I leave behind something of significance and relevance when I die?"

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Jesus Christ Superstar: 1 July 2012 - New York

When I left the Neil Simon Theatre with my 21st century perspective, I asked, "Is Jesus Christ Superstar anti-Semitic?" If so, can there be any telling of the New Testament that is not anti-Semitic?

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Tribeca Film Festival 2012: 'Mansome' + 'Knife Fight'

Mansome and Knife Fight make their premieres at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.

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Bat Out of Hell, Hell in a Handbasket: An Interview with Meat Loaf

Upon the release of Hell in a Handbasket, the classic rock icon opens up about fame, faith, and his fears about the world.

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Tribeca Film Festival 2012: 'The List' World Premiere

Beth Murphy's documentary The List reminds us that true Americans come from all corners of the world -- including Iraq.

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Tribeca Film Festival 2012: 'Nancy, Please'

Nancy, Please holds up a grotesque and distorted fun house mirror to procrastinators, who refuse to buckle down and take responsibility, but instead focus blame on forces beyond their control.

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Tribeca Film Festival 2012: 'Free Samples'

No one ever said growing up would be easy.

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'Regrets': Manhattan Theatre Club - Off-Broadway

Charman and his well-cast actors know how to craft tension and dramatic suspense.

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'The Last Days of Judas Iscariot' T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre – New York

The play provides interesting points to contemplate, packed with reinterpretations of Judeo-Christian traditions. However, outsized by its efforts in asking too many big questions, the play loses its focus.

Betsy Kim
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Yosemite: Rattlestick Theater - New York

In Yosemite, Talbott puts a very real face on poverty.

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'Wit': Samuel J. Friedman Theatre – Broadway

The play captures the attraction of intelligence, the appeal of achievement, and the highly prized status of wit -- sentiments that will appeal to many theatre-goers.

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Leakey's Ladies (Theater Review): Dixon Place - Off-Off Broadway

In addition to reviving interest in Leakey and his researchers' work, this production is particularly inviting because of its uncommon storytelling vehicles.

Betsy Kim
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'Seminar' by Theresa Rebeck - Broadway

One aspect of the play made me feel uncomfortable and queasy, with the reminder that words and laughter matter and have consequences.

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'Lobby Hero' by Kenneth Lonergan – New York

This small-scale revival is an off off-Broadway hidden gem of sparkling multiple sides.

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We Live Here: New York City Center Stage

Zoe Kazan's play begins with an interesting premise, but inconsistencies chisel away at the play's credibility.

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The Birthday Boys: ArtEffects Theatre Company – New York

“The Birthday Boys” openly asks the age-old question that somehow still rings with relevance: How do you define being a man?

Betsy Kim
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'Master Class' by Terrence McNally - New York

A New York revival of Terrence McNally's Tony Award winning play.

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Through a Glass Darkly: New York Theater Workshop (Off Broadway) - New York

Peter Cowie adds his insight into a review that considers the staged version of Through a Glass Darkly with Ingmar Bergman's masterpiece film.

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Paper Cranes: Access Theater - New York

Bentley-Quinn wraps the plot around the invisible, intangible memories and ideas that both haunt and create who we are.

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Thinner Than Water - The Cherry Pit, New York

Thinner Than Water, is about creation, dissolution, recreation and re-affirmation of family. PopMatters discusses the play with playwright, Melissa Ross, and director, Mimi O'Donnell.

Betsy Kim
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'Mistakes Were Made': Barrow Street Theatre, New York

With irony and extremely funny dialogue, West Village playwright Craig Wright nails modern angst on a theatrical cross -- for redemption in the beauty of a seriously flawed world.

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