Yearly Archive for 2010

: 2010

Out of the Warner vault: ‘Eye of the Devil’

In recent years, Warner Home Video has been pulling oddities off the shelf — titles that would not warrant a full-scale commercial release — and making them available through the Warner Archive

Jill Clayburgh, R.I.P.

It was awful to hear about the cancer death of Jill Clayburgh at her home in Lakeville, Ct. Friday night. She was a great actress on screen and stage, and one of the most charming show people you

‘A Delicate Balance’: we do what we can

Edward Albee’s 1966 Pulitzer Prize-winner “A Delicate Balance” has the surface appearance of a polite drawing room play, but quickly turns into one of the writer’s darkest and funniest visions of

The ‘Strange Powers’ of Stephin Merritt & The Magnetic Fields

A new documentary traces the history of The Magnetic Fields and its brilliant and elusive front man Stephin Merritt. Co-directors Kerthy Fix and Gail O’Hara follwed Merritt for a decade but “Strange

‘On Broadway’: from ‘Oklahoma’ to ‘Catch Me If You Can’

A decade ago, David Campbell created a sensation on the New York cabaret scene with a series of club dates that pushed him from the small (and now defunct) Eighty Eights to the Rainbow Room in record

‘Voyeur’: another slice of Hamptons noir from Daniel Judson

The sharp divisions between the wealthy and the working class in the Hamptons have powered the crime novels of Daniel Judson and his latest, “Voyeur,” might be the writer’s best book yet. Judson deals

Where bad old movies go to die (and to be reborn)

Charles Busch is a prodigiously gifted writer and actor who also happens to be a peerless Hollywood historian. In search of vehicles for his own manic comic sensibility, Busch has mined old movies —

‘The Walking Dead': enough with the zombies already!

Who knew when we were watching George Romero’s midnight movie sensation “Night of the Living Dead” that the flesh-eating zombies he created would prove to be one of the biggest influences in the

Rent it now: Michael Crichton’s underrated 1978 thriller ‘Coma’

Michael Douglas served a long and unusually varied apprenticeship in Hollywood before he became a major box-office star — and Oscar-winning actor — in the 1980s. Douglas appeared in a series of

‘On the Line': high anxiety on the streets of New York

I had a great time last night moderating a discussion at the Westport Library with two of our best crime writers, S.J. Rozan and Daniel Judson. They are both good talkers as well as writers so it was