Pretty much like paying 12 bucks to watch your worst nightmare unfold for a little over two hours.
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, sterling theatrical troupes BoHo and Stage Left have joined together to create an incisive revival of this classic.
Intense. The movie starts with 30-seconds of black while they play 911 calls from 9/11 to set us up for a scene of Americans water-boarding and humiliating suspected terrorists. Yeah. I think I’m going to go with…intense.
There’s no question that the team who made this movie just came from making a really well crafted horror picture.
Seventeen years after their performances drew acclaim and sold out crowds at the TurnAround and Steppenwolf theatres, the original cast of Brian Friel’s hypnotic Faith Healer has reunited for Den Theatre’s incisive revival.
A few reviews ago, I hypothesized that Ben Affleck was primarily responsible for the quality of the Good Will Hunting screenplay, given such follow-ups as The Town and Argo.
Talk about a fabulous trajectory! Introduced as a beloved children’s book in 1982, Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse gained further creative mileage as a revolutionary stage production in 2007.
As a fan of the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child, I strenuously objected to Tom Cruise casting himself as the enigmatic, proactively violent, ex-military, problem solver that can handle any situation thrown his way. But I left that movie theater today seeing my own satisfied smirk reflected on the faces of all who emerged with me.
Winner of a Nobel Prize and an Oscar, modern playwright George Bernard Shaw is best known for creating Pygmalion, the basis for the beloved musical My Fair Lady.