Browsing all articles from January, 2014.
* * * 1/2 The scandalous true story of a grand passion requited with bitter consequences, An Invisible Woman is an impeccably acted picture about the adulterous affair that destroyed Charles Dickens’ marriage, the reputation of his young mistress and galvanized 19th Century England society. Starring Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) in an emotionally wrenching […]
Juliette, Julianne, Margo and Tracy — In August: Osage County, the Year’s Best Ensemble Tackles Unhealed Family Wounds, Secrets
You won’t find a better acting ensemble this year than the sprawling cast of August: Osage County, the new film adaptation of Tracy Letts’ celebrated, Pulitzer Prize-winning play, about an extended—and highly dysfunctional—southern family reuniting on the Oklahoma plains after the patriarch’s death. This homecoming in August: Osage County is presided over by a prescription […]
* * * On the Steppenwolf and Broadway stages, Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize and Tony winning August: Osage County, a portrait of family turmoil to end them all, was a galvanizing experience—a three-act, 3 ½ hour showdown between estranged family members gathering on the sweltering Oklahoma plains for the funeral of their patriarch, the catalyst […]