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The return of ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’

A movie that was everywhere you looked on cable in the late 1980s, the Susan Seidelman-directed hit “Desperately Seeking Susan” has been laying low in recent years. The DVD went out of print and the

‘Bedroom Farce’: a late summer tonic

There is plenty of pathos just under the surface of Alan Ayckbourn’s “Bedroom Farce” at the Westport Country Playhouse through Sept. 13. The story of how one terribly unhappy couple ruins an evening

‘If You Only Knew’: Kristan Higgins tackles infidelity & sisterhood

The publishing world is calling the new Kristan Higgins novel “If You Only Knew” a transition from romance to “women’s fiction,” but longtime fans will recognize the mix of compulsive readability and

Rediscovering 1970s female filmmakers

The other night surfing on Amazon Instant, I stumbled on a long forgotten 1977 film, “First Love,” directed by Joan Darling. The movie is a seriously flawed romantic drama, starring the bland William

World ends with a bang in ‘Kaboom’

The 2010 Gregg Araki picture, “Kaboom,” opened in only a few theaters in urban areas, to good reviews and strong business, but in most locations it was available strictly for in-home viewing through

Two years in the world of porn

The adult film business reportedly outgrosses all professional sports revenues in this country, but there have been very few serious documentaries on the subject since “Deep Throat” pushed the XXX

The return of the hilarious ‘Kapow-i GoGo’

Great news! The funniest show I’ve seen this year is returning for a single marathon performance tomorrow at 1 p.m. First hatched as part of the late-night #serials program at The Flea Theater,

‘Best of Enemies’ launches Hearst movie meet-up

It will be my pleasure tonight to host the first movie meet-up – “Movie and a Martini” — that is part of the new S magazine that will be launched in the four Hearst Connecticut newspapers on Sept.

‘Bum Rap’: make time for another perfect beach book

I don’t know about you, but I’m not letting go of summer without a fight. With at least one extended beach jaunt ahead, I plan to polish off a few more escapist reads before fall rolls in. If you’re

‘Love & Money’: the corruption of wealth

The new A.R. Gurney play, “Love & Money,” is polished and engaging but slight – the theatrical equivalent of a nicely put together short story. After last month’s world premiere at the Westport