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Jack Cardiff, in African Queen

A cinematographer and his masterpiece

It's fitting that the last image of Cameraman: The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff — a film containing interviews with the great British cinematographer but not released until after his death — is of Cardiff.
Young Eyes
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  June 24, 2011

The human condition

Kevin Broccoli, the writer and directorial ringmaster, announced before the performance that we were going to see not a play, but rather an experiment.
Who’s to say what’s Crazy ?
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 27, 2009
sinatra list

Frank's way

Musical revues can be like videos of old golf tournaments — endless, amiable tedium interspersed with opportunities to wake up and smile nostalgically. Not so with My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra , at least not with this terrific production
Simply Sinatra at Theatre by the Sea
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 05, 2009

Dark passage

The Production Code, Hollywood's notorious self-censorship program, was instituted by the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America in 1930, but it didn't go into effect till 1934, when it was administered by Joseph I. Breen.
Film noir and the Production Code at the MFA
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  May 29, 2009

Thinking inside the box

Joseph Cornell was the quintessential odd duck.
Joseph Cornell in Salem
By GREG COOK  |  April 24, 2007