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Best of El Planeta 2011
Choosing a side in the ongoing Boca Grande vs. Anna's Taqueria vs. Chipotle vs. Qdoba burrito war is a great step toward figuring out your...
| August 12, 2011
Review: The Edge of Love
John Maybury evoked the genius of Francis Bacon in Love Is the Devil , but he goes off the deep end with this ludicrous soap opera about Dylan Thomas.
A soap opera about Dylan Thomas
| April 01, 2009
Playwright Deborah Brevoort looked at the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing, shook her head, and reduced the tragedy to its effect on one family and one town in The Women of Lockerbie , being staged by Roger Williams University Theatre (through November 2
Lockerbie overdoes the melodrama
| November 19, 2008
Film Culture wanted to check out Boston’s first rally supporting the Writers Guild of America strike to see which New England–based screenwriters would answer the call.
The Hollywood writers strike east
| December 26, 2007
The Yacoubian Building
A massive Arabic soap opera, a Cairo-based Gone with the Wind.
Three-hour Egyptian epic
| December 12, 2007
Unlike Lopez, he digs beneath the soap-opera dialogue and bares his character’s soul.
| August 01, 2007
September 16, 2006
Waning moon in Cancer/Leo. VOC 8:46 pm to 8:15 am Sunday. Excellent ingredients for a wild night getting wilder. Water signs could surprise others (and themselves) by revealing hidden passion (boy, if that’s not a daytime soap title, I don’t know what is
| September 13, 2006
Lady Macbeth has been scrubbing herself on stage for 400 years, and Jean-Paul Marat spends most of Marat/Sade issuing rhetoric from a tub.
Israel Horovitz cracks The Secret of Mme. Bonnard’s Bath
| August 15, 2006
La Mujer de mi Hermano
This silly would-be soap opera directed by Ricardo de Montreuil takes a steamy premise and drains all the fun out of it.
Just not soapy enough
| May 03, 2006
Blue (-Eyed) Devils?
Once the sensational Duke University rape case — with its irresistible brew of race, class, and sex — triggered the predictable media circus, an equally predictable chorus of earnest-sounding criticism began to roll in.
The perfect storm of race, class, and sex makes the alleged Duke rape tale perfect fodder for the ‘justice’-obsessed media
| April 26, 2006
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