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Death becomes Tim Burton, whose best films feature corpses or the undead.
Shaggy dog story
| October 05, 2012
If nothing else, Michael Winterbottom's updating of Tess of the D'Urbervilles to present-day India proves that Thomas Hardy will depress you no matter what the setting.
Tess of the D'Urbervilles set in present-day India
| July 20, 2012
The Big Hurt: The month in tragedy, rampages, and weird cheese
It's been a sad and grisly few weeks for live music.
Music news in brief
| July 20, 2012
Review: Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story
Whatever your opinion of the policies of Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, you can't deny that his brother Yoni was a hero, a courageous man whose conflicts and triumphs mirror those of his homeland.
Jonathan Gruber and Ari Daniel Pinchot document Yoni's life story
| June 01, 2012
Huntington pays tribute to God of Carnage
If Lord of the Flies wanted an upscale-urban bookend, it could do worse than God of Carnage (presented by the Huntington Theatre Company at the BU Theatre through February 5).
| January 20, 2012
"What do you know about 9/11?"
THOMAS PAGE MCBEE
| September 09, 2011
Review: The Future
First of all let me confess that I'm a sucker for a cute, sad little kitten, especially one with a bum leg; like little Paw Paw, a miserable shelter stray with renal problems and a tiny cast, whom I found the most appealing character for much of Miranda
Miranda July's shaggy kitten story
| August 05, 2011
Review: A Little Help
Playing one of the few "normal" people on The Office , Jenna Fischer evinces a quiet sweetness with a tart edge that sustains her amongst the misfits; she's long-suffering, but her rueful irony spares her from victimization.
Jenna Fischer plays a long-suffering mom
| July 29, 2011
Review: Beautiful Boy
Is there an audience for this finely acted, sensitively directed film of unhappiness and sorrow?
| June 17, 2011
The MFA's Turkish Film Festival opens with Zeki Demirkubuz's stark and deliberate meditation on the title vice. Who envies who, however, becomes clear only gradually, and the reason for the malignancy remains, as in the case of Iago, inexplicable.
Who envies who? You'll want to stick around to find out
| March 18, 2011
Review: CTC's minimalist Romeo and Juliet
Ah, young love. So sweet, so unguarded, so unwise. Parents can caution the younger of their teenagers all they want, but William Shakespeare has undermined their efforts by promoting the blissful aspect in Romeo and Juliet . Yes, it's a tragedy and the
An amusing tragedy
| February 25, 2011
Responses to tragedy
A lowly sheriff suggests to his community that maybe people should be nice to each other.
| January 28, 2011
Eyedea Memorial Concert, Plus Memories & Public Wake Info
One thing about hip-hop tragedies is that heads do one hell of a job in the memorial department. In the event of Eyedea's demise, I...
| October 25, 2010
Reversal of fortunes
Timon of Athens is Shakespeare’s least characteristic tragedy, and the toughest to pull off.
Timon of Athens from Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Prelude to a Kiss from the Huntington
| May 28, 2010
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