artplay

‘Art’: still funny, still true

18 years after its Broadway debut, Yasmina Reza’s “Art” has lost none of its bite. Like a more sophisticated variation of Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” the play digs deep into the nature of male
Categories: General
steggert1

Bobby Steggert returns to ‘My Paris’

Bobby Steggert’s recent run of daring stage performances isn’t coincidental. The actor says he’s learned to take parts in plays that scare him a bit. It’s the only way to stretch and grow as a
Categories: General
zerok

‘Zero K’: do the rich know they will die?

It must gall people like Sumner Redstone and Rupert Murdoch to think that, like every other schmuck on earth, they will have to die one day. On some level, the super-rich moguls don’t behave as if
Categories: General
cazale4

The actor who played Fredo

It’s a great movie trivia question: what actor appeared in only five films, all of which happened to be nominated for best picture Oscars? John Cazale is the performer in question, who only lived to
Categories: General
ada1

Bad Movies We Love: ‘Ada’

Never what you would call a subtle actress, Susan Hayward had an energy and charisma that served her well for more than 30 years on screen. Hayward always seemed to be aware of the goofiness just
Categories: General
goodbye2

Through the years with ‘Goodbye, Columbus’

Unless a filmmaker or studio decides to tinker, a movie travels through time without changing. It’s one of the mysteries of movie watching — and the aging process — that some movies we loved as kids
Categories: General
koch

‘Citizen Koch’: after corporations became ‘people’

The important but deeply depressing documentary, “Citizen Koch,” is available from Netflix and most of the other Internet movie download sites. The title suggests a study of the super-wealthy
Categories: General
trip3

Netflix mining: ‘The Trip’ & ‘Psych Out’

Someone at MGM Video had the bright idea of packaging two late 1960s drug exploitation movies – “The Trip” and “Psych Out’’ – as a double-feature, complete with lots of interesting extras. Although
Categories: General