‘Wild Strawberries’: the Bergman film Woody Allen remade

It’s going to be fun — and very nostalgic — to introduce a “Critic’s Choice” screening of the 1957 Ingmar Bergman classic “Wild Strawberries” tonight at the beautifully restored Bijou Theatre in
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‘So Pretty It Hurts’: the return of Bailey Weggins

Could it be five years since the last Bailey Weggins novel by Kate White? Time flies, whether or not you’re having fun. The Cosmopolitan editor created the character a decade ago and put her at the
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Rent it now: the hell of war from inside a tank

Whoever gets the rights to make the movie of the 2010 Chilean mining disaster and eventual rescue might want to talk with Israeli director Samuel Maoz. The work Maoz does in the confined space of a
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‘The Whipping Man’ puts Matthew Lopez on the map

In career terms, the 34-year-old Brooklyn playwright Matthew Lopez went from 0 to 60 when his riveting Civil War drama “The Whipping Man” opened at the Manhattan Theater Club last year. The show
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‘Bell, Book & Candle’: what 1950s women did for love

The 1950 Broadway hit “Bell, Book & Candle” has been given a beautiful new production at Long Wharf Theatre — with a terrific performance by Kate MacCluggage in the lead — that almost rolls right
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Jennifer Aniston vs. Diana Damrau — no contest!

I saw two romcoms over the past few days, and would you believe that the one created in 1832 was funnier and sexier than its contemporary equivalent? Sad but true. The pairing of Diana Damrau and Juan
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‘Another Piece of My Heart’: a new direction for Jane Green

Jane Green is that rare bestselling author who has been able to reject the idea of refining a formula and sticking to it — and it has been great to watch the Westport-based writer evolve so
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‘The Broken Tower’: James Franco keeps pushing limits

An object of excellent reviews for many of his film performances, actor James Franco has also been subjected to mockery for his continuing attempt to nurture an outsider image through extended college
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