‘Martini & a Movie’: on location in Manhattan 46 years ago

The “Martini & a Movie” series that I’ve been hosting since September at the Fairfield Theatre Company will continue Tuesday night with another New York City-based film, the delightful 1965 “A
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Judging a century (and change) by Vogue covers

A few months ago, Abrams put out a beautiful coffee table book devoted to the ten-year reign of editor Glenda Bailey at Harper’s Bazaar, but to be fair to that magazine’s major competitor they have
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‘Bag of Bones’: when bad movies happen to good actors

A&E has been heavily promoting its upcoming miniseries “Stephen King’s Bag of Bones” as “A Two-Night Television Event,” but I have a hunch that many of the viewers who watch the first two-hour
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‘Murder Season’: a terrific sick-soul-of-L.A. thriller

In old-fashioned movies and books, we love professional and amateur sleuths who are faced with a pool of likely suspects and then carefully sift through motives and alibis until they find out who did
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What Jean Dujardin was up to before starring in ‘The Artist’

The French actor Jean Dujardin is about to become a household name in this country — even if it is mispronounced! — thanks to “The Artist” the new “silent movie” comedy that is expected to be Oscar
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Brian Dennehy, trouper: or, when the show can’t go on

After computer problems halted Thursday’s opening night performance of “Krapp’s Last Tape” I realized that in all of my years of theatergoing I’ve only been at one other show that was stopped in
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Is Flora the St. Louis circus attraction ‘One Lucky Elephant’?

Tonight’s documentary on the Oprah Winfrey Network at 9 p.m. — “One Lucky Elephant” — is another outstanding example of non-fiction filmmaking from the new cable network. My only quibble with the
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‘Burning’: are the sex scenes stage realism or failed porn?

There’s been a lot of buzzing on the theater chat sites about the current New Group production “Burning,” running on Theater Row, because of its unusually frank treatment of sex. Thomas Bradshaw’s
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