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Pop goes Wittgenstein

"We were indeed in a political film — that is to say, Walt Disney plus blood." You might have read that bit of '60s film voiceover in a book, but it's unlikely you've ever heard Anna Karina speak it.
Jean-Luc Godard at the Museum of Fine Arts
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 18, 2009

Year in Theater: Staged right

It's been a Buckingham Palace season on the local rialto.
Changing of the local guard
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 22, 2008

Sex and the century

Angels in America can dance on the head of a pin as easily as any other kind.
Angels in America by BTW; A Pinter Duet at New Rep
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 29, 2008

The Oscars go to Hell

Maybe it’s just as well if the writers’ strike forces a cancellation of the Oscars show.
The Devil knows what the nominations will be for this year’s Oscars
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 18, 2008

Charlie Wilson's War

The supporting players are splendid.
Waged by amiable actors
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 19, 2007

Vietnam and Victoriana

War is hell in Streamers — and few of the characters have even been to one.
The Huntington’s Streamers ; SpeakEasy’s Edwin Drood
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 19, 2007


Dirty politics

The last resort of the true patriot is a fart joke.
Has the Right Wing hijacked raunch?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 27, 2007

The future of an illusion

When I first realized that movies would, for better or worse, dominate my imagination forever, I really gave no thought to the forces at work creating these transfiguring images on a screen.
Reflections on 40 years spent in the dark
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 15, 2006


Broadway is strewn with the banana peel of Arthurian legend.
Monty Python’s Spamalot , Súgán’s Talking to Terrorists
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 21, 2006

Good knight out

Hark — do you hear clippety-clop, clippety-clop? Is it horses’ hooves? Or the staccato percussive beat of coconut shells?
Spamalot gallops into Boston
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  February 28, 2006