Monthly Archive for October, 2012

: October, 2012

Broadway dark, but show goes on at Long Wharf

With public transportation in and out of New York City still down — and no subway service as well —  most Broadway and off-Broadway shows are dark tonight, but I got word from press rep Steve Scarpa

‘The Editor’s Eye’: a strong argument for the (physical) book

As long as publishing houses like Abrams put out stunning volumes like “Vogue: The Editor’s Eye” there is no need to worry about the future of the physical book. An art object that also serves an

Rent it now: Christian Bale’s 2007 ‘flop’ ‘Rescue Dawn’

Christian Bale won the best supporting actor Oscar in 2011 for his fine performance in “The Fighter” but he is even better in a little-seen 2007 film “Rescue Dawn.” The original ad campaign — and

Should Liam Neeson be playing Jack Reacher?

When I was at the annual international celebration of crime writing in Cleveland earlier this month — the Bouchercon — everyone seemed to be buzzing about the upcoming Tom Cruise picture based on one

‘Mountainfilm’: A taste of Telluride in Fairfield

Fresh from a weekend run at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in Manhattan, the Mountainfilm festival from Telluride, Colorado, will be making a national tour stop in Fairfield tonight at 7 p.m.

‘Charlie Victor Romeo’: nerve-jangling, plane crash docu-theater

The fact that great theater can be built from fairly simple subject matter and performance style — rather than elaborate traditional stagecraft — is demonstrated with tremedous force in “Charlie

‘Short Cuts’: In praise of the late, great Sada Thompson

When the time came to put together the third annual “Short Cuts” film season at the Garden Cinemas in Norwalk, I thought that since the women who created it — Nancy Diamond and Carole Schweid — run

Is Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ the greatest film ever made?

When the British Film Institute journal Sight and Sound announced the results of its once-a-decade poll of international film critics, many were shocked by the fact that “Citizen Kane” lost the

‘Satchmo’: the final days of a great American artist

John Douglas Thompson is putting on a spectacular show in “Satchmo at the Waldorf” which has just opened the new season at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven. The play is by Wall Street Journal theater

‘Mad Men’ + ‘Broadcast News’ + James Bond = ‘The Hour’

BBC America drew sadly small audiences for the first season of the very strong miniseries “The Hour” last year, but they are showing season two this fall, and I strongly urge you to catch up on DVD.