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Review: The Ghost Writer
How odd that the two latest films by two of the world's greatest living filmmakers should be adaptations of bestsellers set on islands off the coast of Massachusetts.
Competent but dull
| March 05, 2010
You'll die laughing
What happens when that levity becomes the modus operandi, so constant that relief actually comes in breakthroughs of genuine grief or anger?
The Players' Ring explores attitudes about dying
| September 19, 2007
Presidency of the absurd
In the literature of absurdity, torture is never far away.
Looking for insights into Bush’s torture policy? Try limericks, rhinoceroses, and a pistol-packing midget bicyclist
| August 01, 2007
Life is a highway
The fates of several Devil’s Elbow residents hang on the fate of an entrance ramp-to-be.
And Devil's Elbow is in the way
| August 01, 2007
The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair
Up to now the War in Iraq has differed from Vietnam in one respect: no black comedy.
Underscoring the insanity
| March 29, 2007
Every tragedy reaches a point where mourning turns to kitsch. Watch the trailer for The Queen (QuickTime)
Mirren and Frears save The Queen
| February 20, 2007
Are you or the kids feeling pent up?
Building new theatrical performers at Acorn
| January 17, 2007
Theresa Rebeck’s new Mauritius makes philately seem almost as exciting as the activity it sounds like.
Mauritius ; Stuff Happens ; 9 Parts of Desire
| October 24, 2006
All in the family
A therapist can't babble, Lawrence Kimball tells us.
The Lanyard deftly handles dysfunction
| August 02, 2006
Kofi Annan’s would-be successors
Au revoir, Kofi Annan. Your term as United Nations secretary-general may run through this year, but you’re as good as gone.
Who ’ s got next?
| July 26, 2006
More mush from the wimps
The reaction to the call by Democratic Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin to censure President Bush for violating national law by conducting warrantless domestic surveillance clearly demonstrates two things.
Shame on Democrats who fail to support Feingold’s call for censure
| March 29, 2006
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