Browsing all articles from February, 2015.

Fit for a King: Colm Feore’s Devastating Lear Brings Stratford, and the Bard, to Movie Audiences

Fit for a King: Colm Feore’s Devastating Lear Brings Stratford, and the Bard, to Movie Audiences 

Colm Feore’s towering, career-defining work as King Lear in Stratford Festival’s currently playing movie adaptation of last summer’s theatrical production is a raw, powerful portrait of Lear as a man of family and state, in that order, a younger and more vigorously vital patriarch who loses his daughters, country and mind in an emotional production […]

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Writer/Director Richard LaGravenese on The Last Five Years, and the Last Few Decades of His Career as One of Hollywood’s Best Movie Dramatists

Writer/Director Richard LaGravenese on The Last Five Years, and the Last Few Decades of His Career as One of Hollywood’s Best Movie Dramatists 

Prolific Hollywood screenwriter and director Richard LaGravenese’s new picture, the bittersweet The Last Five Years, based on the off-Broadway musical and starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan as young Manhattan transplants who fall into and out of careers, love and life together, was a labor of love for its ambitious director, and one he’d spent […]

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Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey 

* * Part Zalman King soft core, part David Cronenberg mind fuck and all ludicrously misguided, the stylish S&M fantasia Fifty Shades of Grey is being marketed as a young adult love story—just in time for Valentine’s Day—and as such, one wonders just what sort of holiday gift-giving it might inspire. The story of a […]

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