Monthly Archive for November, 2008

: November, 2008

An amateur sleuth with a difference

You wouldn’t think that there would be too many laughs to be found in murder and prostitution, but you might change your mind after reading Scott Sherman’s debut mystery, “First You Fall” (Alyson

Nixon secretary strikes again!

Did you catch the Diane Sawyer-Ashley Dupre act on “20/20” Friday night? It still boggles my mind that Sawyer is considered a “journalist” by ABC News after the Michael Jackson-Lisa Marie Presley

Folie a deux in Fairfield

Tomorrow night it will be my privilege to co-host a free screening of the 1995 Claude Chabrol film, “La Ceremonie,” at the Fairfield Library at 7 p.m. The movie is the second in a new monrhly series

Bad news/Good news

The terrible civil rights setback represented by the passage of the gay-bashing Proposition 8 in California earlier this month could prove to be an unexpected boost to the Gus Van Sant film, “Milk,”

When television was the enemy

Tonight at 7, I’m hosting a screening of the 1957 Elia Kazan-Budd Schulberg drama, “A Face in the Crowd,” as part of the monthly “Martini and a Movie” series at the Fairfield Theatre Company. The

Plotting new crimes in suburban Boston

I had a great time at the seventh annual New England Crime Bake over the weekend — about 200 writers (and aspiring writers) gathered at a Hilton in suburban Boston to talk about the state of crime

The Great Grifasi

The Eugene O’Neill play “Hughie” is often performed like a virtual one-man show with a star dominating the action as the desperately lonely Erie Smith who is killing time in the lobby of a fleabag

Opera breakthrough or humongous screen saver?

It was fun to see the first performance of the new Metropolitan Opera production of “La Damnation de Faust” last Friday night – French Canadian director Robert Lepage made his debut at the august

King of the B-DVDs

Tonight the Bow Tie Criterion in New Haven will be cult horror fan central as B-movie legend Bruce Campbell arrives in the Elm City to appear at the 7:30 and 10 p.m. screenings of his latest opus, “My

Virtual unreality – role playing, porn and YouTube at The Flea

Joshua Scher’s new play “The Footage” is being given an excellent production at the Flea Theater in Manhattan — it’s a provocative look at Internet networking, video gaming, YouTube, porn, Facebook