A thrilling, sad end to ‘The Scottsboro Boys’

A clueless protester was shouting “Close it down!” outside the Lyceum Theatre on Sunday before the next-to-last performance of “The Scottsboro Boys.” The premature closing had more to do with
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Paris when it sizzled — ‘The Luminous Years’

The home team scores a touchdown on PBS tonight. Westport documentary filmmaker Perry Miller Adato’s new movie, “Paris The Luminous Years — Toward the Making of the Modern,” is receiving its national
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Is the Golden Globe nominations panel on crack?

I usually wait to write my annual Golden Globe screed until the awards ceremony itself, but a few of today’s nominations took us back to the glory days of the early 1980s when Pia Zadora was named
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Still funny after all these years — Robert Klein

The most recent Robert Klein HBO special — “Unfair & Unbalanced” — debuts on DVD today and shows the 68-year-old comedian is still a master of stand-up. Klein did the first comedy special on HBO
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The movie director who has never shied away from sex

Last week, producer Harvey Weinstein won his appeal to have the adults-only NC-17 rating on the Ryan Gosling-Michelle Williams picture “Blue Valentine” reduced to an R. In this country, the Motion
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When Angelina Jolie isn’t enough — ‘The Tourist’

A light romantic thriller set in Venice co-starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. Sounds yummy, doesn’t it? Jolie delivers what is needed from her in “The Tourist” — pure unadulterated Hollywood
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‘The Special Relationship’: a veiled return to ‘Monicagate’

I missed the HBO film “The Special Relationship” when it debuted on pay cable last spring. The movie sounded very enticing. Another modern political historical drama by Peter Morgan, who wrote
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Very late to the ‘Fuerza Bruta’ party

Like a lot of other theater snobs, I used to resist shows like “Stomp” and “Blue Man Group” and “De La Guarda” that have taken up prime Manhattan theaters for years at a time. They’re not plays,
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