Monthly Archive for October, 2017

: October, 2017

A personal view of Joan Didion & her work

Griffin Dunne gives us a very personal glimpse of his aunt, Joan Didion, in the documentary “The Center Will Not Hold,” which was screened at the New York Film Festival before debuting on Netflix last

‘People, Places & Things’: a star is born

Denise Gough is making her first New York stage appearance at St. Ann’s Warehouse in the Duncan Macmillan play “People, Places & Things,” but by the end of this season the Irish actor should be

Rent it now: sexually unconventional ‘Adore’

In this country, the Australian-French co-production “Adore” debuted simultaneously in a handful of theaters and as an on-demand title from many of the cable and Internet download services (I watched

‘Holiday Inn’ set for PBS broadcast

PBS is back in the live theater business, with a recent broadcast of “She Loves Me” and tonight’s airing of “Falsettos” that were both recorded during Broadway performances. The network also will air

‘Fireflies’: a small-town Texas romance

You don’t need me to tell you to go see “Fireflies” at Long Wharf Theatre, through November 5. Having Jane Alexander or Judith Ivey appear on a Connecticut stage is a major event, but to get to see

‘Marshall’: a great man’s early days

The new biographical drama “Marshall” hasn’t exactly been burning up the box office since it opened on Oct. 13, but it should have a long life in the other places where people watch movies.

‘Rodgers Reimagined’: up to date classics

Kyle Riabko made waves with his fresh new take on the songs of Burt Bachrach in a show he did at New York Theatre Workshop four years ago – “What’s It All About?: Bachrach Reimagined” – and a

‘Ice Capades’: more than a sports book

Sean Avery has wide-ranging interests beyond his 13 years as a hockey player for the NHL, so “Ice Capades” (Blue Rider Press) should have a wider readership than the standard sports memoir. Avery was

Have you ever seen ‘Loggerheads’?

So many independent films play the festival circuit each year that most of them fail to grab the golden ring represented by the important distributors of non-studio fare. When subsidiaries of the

‘Hideaway’: mourning an addict’s death

The French writer-director Francois Ozon had a taste of U.S. mainstream success with his 2003 thriller, “Swimming Pool,” in which Charlotte Rampling played a suspense novelist who began to get lost in