‘Lost Soul’: the ‘Dr. Moreau’ catastrophe

David Gregory’s documentary “Lost Soul” has to be one of the best films about the making (and un-making) of a major studio film. Subtitled “The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr.
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‘Exit Strategy’: public schools & despair

Everyone seems to love the current 90-minute, intermission-less play model. It leaves plenty of time for dinner afterwards or catching the 10:41 back to Connecticut. You could argue that it’s a
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‘Most Wanted’: horrifying ‘what if?’ thriller

In the deeply unsettling new Lisa Scottoline novel “Most Wanted” (St. Martin’s Press), a crusty old lawyer keeps telling people to cut to the chase and to give him a “headline” rather than a long and
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In praise of Charles Busch

In his curtain speech at Saturday night’s performance of “Cleopatra,” Charles Busch talked about his 40 year relationship with the Theater for the New City where he has put on a series of riotous
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What cellphones might be doing to us

Kevin Kunze’s documentary about the possible health risks of cellphones — “Mobilize” (TDC Entertainment) — is done in a very low-tech, low-key style that makes it all the more terrifying. Kunze lays
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The B-movie studio that ruled the 1960s

When I was a kid growing up in the 1960s, I didn’t really know one movie studio from another, with the single exception of Hammer Films. The Hammer label always meant horror movies that went a little
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‘Killer Takeout: comfort food mystery

Lucy Burdette (aka Connecticut’s Roberta Isleib) delivered her seventh Key West murder mystery on Tuesday — “Killer Takeout” (NAL) — and it’s another satisfying cozy that combines a well-drawn
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Film Forum celebrates the Maysles brothers

Although they inadvertently set in motion some of the forces that led to today’s abysmal “reality TV” genre, Albert and David Maysles also revolutionized non-fiction and fiction movies with a series
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