Notes on a preview of ‘How to Succeed in Business…’

Wednesday night I saw the fourth preview of the new revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” starring Daniel Radcliffe, and I’m happy to report that the show is in great shape.
Categories: General

‘Public Speaking’: Fran Lebowitz explains it all to us

Martin Scorsese’s 90-minute talkfest, “Public Speaking” — in which essayist and humorist Fran Lebowitz explains almost everything — is the best thing of its kind since Louis Malle’s “My Dinner with
Categories: General

The return of a great lost movie — David Fincher’s ‘Zodiac’

David Fincher should have won the best directing Oscar Sunday night in Hollywood — he’s long overdue — but an even more egregious oversight occurred in 2007 when he wasn’t even nominated for
Categories: General

‘Other Desert Cities’: a legend in the making?

The new Jon Robin Baitz play, “Other Desert Cities,” closed Sunday in the small-ish downstairs theater space at Lincoln Center — the Mitzi Newhouse — but the sensational critical and audience response
Categories: General

Bottoming out: the debacle that was last night’s Oscars

The Oscar telecast has been in terrible trouble — as a TV show — for quite a while now, basically because all of those other movie awards shows have stolen its thunder. 30 or 40 years ago, Oscar night
Categories: General

Scenes from Judi Dench’s brilliant career

Judi Dench sets us straight right at the start of her brisk new memoir, “And Furthermore” (St. Martin’s Press): “I do not consider this an autobiography. I have neither the time nor the skill to write
Categories: General

Oscar roulette: or, don’t forget the year ‘Crash’ won

QUICK VIEW- Who will win? Best Picture | Director | Actor | Actress | Supporting Actor | Supporting actress | Screenplay For a few weeks every year, people who aren’t even that interested in movies
Categories: General

Best director: Can David Ficher score an upset?

QUICK VIEW- Who will win? Best Picture | Director | Actor | Actress | Supporting Actor | Supporting actress | Screenplay Oscar history tells us that the winner of the Directors Guild of America award
Categories: General