Saturday, January 21, 2023

Some science fiction for January

My latest batch of under-the-radar sci-fi movies is anchored by Jung_E, the latest from the great Yeon Sang-ho. Need I say more? Read on there.

The Immortal Jellyfish Girl

The great puppet company Wakka Wakka is back with a dystopian tale that does not cozy up to its young audiences — and it looks and sounds fantastic. Click here for my review of the show, which is at 59E59 Theaters.

Not About Me

Off to Theater for the New City to review Eduardo Machado's latest play, Not About Me. Because this is from the very autofictional Machado, it is, indeed, about him. Click here for my take.


Very happy to be part of the Times team covering the Under the Radar festival. My contribution to this particular roundup was Kaneza Schaal's latest, KLII.

Sunday, January 01, 2023

The Witcher: Blood Origin

The Witcher: Blood Origin came out last week but obviously it's not too late to read my feature about it. Thataway for the goods.

December's streaming science-fiction movies

My latest sci-fi column of 2022 came out a couple of weeks ago, and here it is. You know the drill: five streaming under-the-radar movies. Go.

Genre movies of the year

As one of the New York Times's four streaming-genre columnists, I submitted my favorite sci-fi movie of the year — David Cronenberg's "Crimes of the Future." Click here for my and my colleagues' picks.

Off Peak

I have been completely derelict in linking to my stories, so here's to catching up as we enter a new year! First off was a review of Brenda Withers's play, which I caught at 59E59 Theaters. 

Friday, December 09, 2022

Dick Rivington and the Cat

Panto is back at Abrons Arts Center and I could not be happier! It was a real treat to check out this adaptation of Dick Whittington and His Cat. Go! My review can be found here.

Monday, December 05, 2022

A Beautiful Noise

Neil Diamond in the house! Or rather Will Swenson as Neil Diamond in a new biographical musical! My review for the Times can be found here.

Ain't No Mo'

I reviewed Jordan E. Cooper's Broadway debut for the Times. Thataway for the article.

How resorts cater to beginner and intermediate skiers

Skiing isn't the easiest sport to learn, especially for adults, so it's been fascinating to watch resorts try to better accommodate beginners and intermediates, with new teaching techniques and new dedicated areas. I wrote about it all for the Times.

John Kelly's Underneath the Skin

I cannot recommend Justin Spring's biography of Samuel Steward, Secret Magician, enough — it's one of my favorite books of the decade, no joke. Now we have a theatrical take on Steward's completely bonkers life thanks to John Kelly. Find my preview of his show Underneath the Skin here.

Holiday movies 2022

Reviewing the holiday movies premiering on the major streaming platforms has become one of my favorite assignments. Click here to see why.

Violent Night

What was really violent was my reaction to this movie — and to the desensitized audience guffawing at the worst bits. My review is here.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

More science fiction for November

Closing off November with another batch of streaming science-fiction movies for the New York Times. Natalie Morales for the win! Click here for the roundup.

The Rat Trap

Another review, this time of an obscure Noël Coward play now making its belated New York debut — courtesy of the Mint Theater, obviously. Thataway for the review.


I tackled David Cale's new play, which is at the Vineyard, for the New York Times, and I wished I'd liked it more. Although admittedly I'm still thinking about that cray-cray final plot twist! Click here for my review.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

The Old Man & The Pool

The Mike Birbiglia saga continues! Is he the funny Karl Ove Knausgård? Click here for my review of his new show at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

The English

I'd talked to Hugo Blick about The Honorable Woman back in 2014, and it was a pleasure chatting with him again for The English. Add Emily Blunt and Chaske Spencer to the mix and you get one of my favorite shows of the year. Read on here.

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Anne Bogart

What a treat to do an exit interview with Anne Bogart as the SITI Company ends its producing activities! Click here for some terrific insights after decades in the theater trenches.