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The Kids Are All Right
Given the change in political attitudes after the election of Barack Obama, a reactionary backlash following last year's progressive Oscars - in which Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win Best Director - might be no surprise. But who knew the A
Tom Hooper's film looks like an Oscar winner
| February 25, 2011
Review: The Kids Are All Right
If you’re going to watch one sperm-donor comedy this year — and there are a few of them, including Jennifer Lopez’s The Back-Up Plan and Jennifer Aniston’s upcoming The Switch — make it Lisa Cholodenko’s charming, uplifting, and very funny subversio
Lisa Cholodenko Kids us not about family values
| July 16, 2010
Review: Mother And Child
Elizabeth is a city-hopping attorney with plenty of career drive and no attachments — she treats her lovers with black-widow disdain.
Working through cinematic mother issues
| May 14, 2010
Rewritten, directed, and produced by Diane English in a flat style that betrays both her TV roots and her status as a first-time director.
A Botoxed ode to Saks Fifth Avenue
| September 09, 2008
A conventional period piece about a lurid subject.
| June 11, 2008
"I don’t want to be here,” soprano Susan Larson lamented in her moving eulogy to her old friend and colleague Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.
Emmanuel’s memorial to Lorraine Hunt Lieberson; Angelika Kirchschlager at Jordan Hall; Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and El Niño at the BSO
| December 12, 2006
Running with Scissors
Here’s a new genre: abused gay youth with crazy mother seeks redemption by telling us all about it. Watch the trailer for Running with Scissors (QuickTime)
It's no Royal Tannenbaums
| November 01, 2006
If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
| September 13, 2006
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