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My favorite movie-advertising phrase is "based on a true story." Translated into English, it means: "more or less, a big fat lie."
True tax stories
| January 15, 2010
Best of show
After all, every nominee for a best actor or actress Tony or Oscar usually deserves to win.
Providence theatre: 2007 in review
| December 18, 2007
The best on the boards
There have been a few muggings on the rialto this year.
Theatre: 2007 in review
| December 17, 2007
If your inner Mr. Memory — not to mention your outer Blockbuster — is operating, you recall The 39 Steps.
The 39 Steps winks at the Huntington; All the King’s Men thrills at Trinity
| September 26, 2007
The 20th anniversary production of Trinity Repertory Company’s All the King’s Men is remarkable, not simply a skillful reprise but a re-envisioning.
Trinity Rep’s All the King’s Men is a masterpiece
| September 25, 2007
Playwright and director Moisés Kaufman likes to say that Oscar Wilde was the first performance artist.
Oscar Wilde, Richard Nixon, and Real-Life In Baghdad
| September 19, 2007
The roar of the greasepaint precedes that of the autumn wind this year.
Fall on the Boston boards
| September 12, 2007
Then is now
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Trinity Rep’s timely All the King’s Men
| September 12, 2007
Howling in Boston
A city is small geography — even the City on the Hill, the Athens of America — to merit a poet laureate.
This old towne
| April 04, 2007
Off with their heads
The signs are getting bleak for the man in the White House and the party in power.
Recent polls are giving the GOP the willies. So should the movies.
| October 20, 2006
Zaillian gives a workout to the elements that make this book such a favorite with high-school English teachers: the neat symbolism, the themes of good and evil, guilt and innocence. But the ideas remain abstract. Watch the trailer for All the King's M
Steve Zaillian can’t put All the King’s Men together again
| September 22, 2006
Anybody who’s read Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men at the very least that it was set in the ’30s during the Depression. But if you watch Steve Zaillian’s adaptation and look closely at the license plates, you’ll notice the date: 1954. Stark r
The director on the campaign trail
| September 20, 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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