Friday, October 30, 2015

Which movie stars have fared best on Broadway

Some of them tank, others navigate the stage with ease. Some will never back, others I can't wait to see again. Click here to see who's who.

Go see The Humans and Thérèse Raquin

The Roundabout has two very different versions of drama on offer, and they're both worthy in their own ways. Click here for my critic's picks.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Matthew Broderick: why?

Matthew Broderick's in Sylvia and I wondered why he keeps getting cast in comedies when he flounders in them. Might a drama suit him better? My reasoning's here.

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Walking Dead's Thank You

The Walking Dead's sixth season is up to a fantastic start with three terrific episodes in a row. My thoughts on "Thank You," in which a character died -- really, really died.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

A short intro to Mark Rylance

Hollywood is discovering Mark Rylance thanks to his scene-stealing turn in Bridge of Spies, but theater fans have known about him for a long time. Click here for my brief intro.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Gin Game

Man, The Gin Game is a mean-spirited play! Not that you'd know from the Broadway revival I reviewed here.


Lupita Nyong'o makes a convincing NY stage debut in Danai Gurira's Eclipsed. Click here for the full review.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Stop hating on Mamie Gummer!

In a world awash in children of celebrities, Mamie Gummer is easy to like. Just don't try to make her a star. Click here for my paean to this hard-working thespian.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Old Times

I never thought I'd say that about a Pinter play, but Old Times is hot. Hot as in smoldering and pent-up, not explicit. I still can't tell what's going on in the show, but watching Clive Owen, Eve Best and Kelly Reilly undress each other with their eyes is enough, thank you very much. My review's here.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Fear the Walking Dead post-mortem

After last night's finale, I look back at Fear the Walking Dead. In short: It wasn't that great but I'll keep on watching because zombies.

Saturday, October 03, 2015