Monthly Archive for August, 2015

: August, 2015

The return of the hilarious ‘Kapow-i GoGo’

Great news! The funniest show I’ve seen this year is returning for a single marathon performance tomorrow at 1 p.m. First hatched as part of the late-night #serials program at The Flea Theater,

‘Best of Enemies’ launches Hearst movie meet-up

It will be my pleasure tonight to host the first movie meet-up – “Movie and a Martini” — that is part of the new S magazine that will be launched in the four Hearst Connecticut newspapers on Sept.

‘Bum Rap’: make time for another perfect beach book

I don’t know about you, but I’m not letting go of summer without a fight. With at least one extended beach jaunt ahead, I plan to polish off a few more escapist reads before fall rolls in. If you’re

‘Love & Money’: the corruption of wealth

The new A.R. Gurney play, “Love & Money,” is polished and engaging but slight – the theatrical equivalent of a nicely put together short story. After last month’s world premiere at the Westport

‘Devil’s Bridge’: taking chances with success

Although it might seem foolhardy to mess with a winning formula, Linda Fairstein has taken a big chance with her latest New York City crime novel, “Devil’s Bridge” (Dutton). Fans such as myself have

’U.N.C.L.E.’: another 1960s pastiche flop

While it is not nearly as bad as the 1998 bomb, “The Avengers,” the latest attempt to resurrect a popular 1960s TV series, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” has not been doing well at the box office since it

What would Joan Crawford say to Anne Hathaway?

So much of a star’s image is shaped off screen now – via social media and gossip sites such as TMZ – that there are new pressures and anxieties that Golden Age icons like Joan Crawford and Bette Davis

‘Schooled’: a film school love/career triangle

The annual New York International Fringe Festival began its two week run Friday, serving up dozens of new shows between now and Aug. 30. Saturday night I caught the first public performance of a

Private chats with Katharine Hepburn

Charlotte Chandler has written a series of very personal books about film stars and directors drawn from her long time acquaintance with Golden Age of Hollywood figures such as Ingrid Bergman, Joan

Would Meryl Streep play Pepper Potts if she came along now?

Back in the 1970s and 1980s, an Oscar win for a young actress usually meant a salary upgrade and the ability to land even better roles in A-level productions. Meryl Streep won the 1979 best supporting