This was very much not the movie I expected to see. Instead of the charming exploration of culture clash between a president and a king that I was promised, I got a tense and uncomfortable examination of FDR’s exploration of women other than his wife.
Dr. Seuss’ beloved character of the Grinch has found a home in the forever green pastures of the written word, an iconic television event and a blockbuster film. Now, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is teaching everyone the true meaning of the holidays in a touring production of the popular Broadway show.
A really interesting movie filled with great performances, but an abrupt third act and an over reliance on frank dialogue makes Silver Linings Playbook fall flat right before it reaches the end zone.
For those who like their holidays with a little extra glitz and a whole lot of pizzazz, About Face Theatre offers up their exuberant version of A Christmas Carol with the world premiere of Scott Bradley’s We 3 Lizas.
Directed by a visual stylist (Joe Wright, Atonement) and adapted for the screen by a dialogue stylist (Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead), the most common complaint about Anna Karenina is that it’s an example of style over substance. However, I’d have to argue that, in this case, the style is the substance. This picture is absolutely gorgeous.
After loving Lincoln, I thought we were kicking off a renaissance of great films about career defining moments of masters in their fields, titled only by their last names.
Hilarity reigns every weekend in Schaumburg! For within the mischievous confines of the Laugh Out Loud Theater, improvised comedy is king and delighted audiences are lapping it up with glee.
Home run, folks. There’s a lot of talk about the fact that this movie is wall-to-wall dialogue with a dearth of action, but what else did we expect from a movie about politics?
It’s now been 50 years since Connery’s Bond first donned the tuxedo and the 23rd installment in the James Bond film legacy is absolutely the best time I’ve had with Mr. Bond yet.
Famed for being one of the founding fathers of Absurdist Theatre, inventive playwright Eugene Ionesco wrote bizarre sketches, referred to as ‘anti-plays,’ that caught the public’s imagination in the early 1950s.