Thursday, October 28, 2021

Chatting with ABBA

A couple of weeks ago I flew to Stockholm to chat with Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus's about ABBA's return. It was a pleasure and an honor rolled into one, and now you can read all about it here.

The Mother

The Wooster Group took on Brecht's The Mother and the results are worth talking about. My review is here.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Golshifteh Farahani

Golshifteh Farahani + aliens = win! I interviewed the great Iranian actress about her star turn in the new series Invasion. More thataway.

Designing Women

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason brings back her classic characters in a brand-new play. The production is in Arkansas but thanks to the magic of streaming I was able to review it for the Times. Click here.

Todd Haynes talks music and films

Todd Haynes is such a smart guy that when you interview him, you look smart by association!  It was an absolute pleasure to talk music and film with him, pegged to his new doc about the Velvet Underground. Click here for the feature.

Needle in a Timestack

 I reviewed this stupefyingly bland time-travel rom-dram (what else to call it when it's not funny?). Not a critic's pick, obviously. More thataway.

Maryann Plunkett's exit interview

Maryanne Plunkett was in all 12 plays of Richard Nelson's Rhinebeck Panorama cycle. I talked to her about what it was like, and closing a period of her life. Click here for the article.

Saturday, October 02, 2021

A chat about Ganglands with Julien Leclercq

I love Julien Leclercq's movies and I'm happy to report his first series, Ganglands, is excellent as well. We talked about how it came to be and how he adapted his lean-and-mean style to an extended running time. Click here for the article.

Never Let Go

 There's still time to catch Michael Kinnan's solo retelling of Titanic at the Brick! My critic's pick is here.

This month's overlooked sci-fi movies

And we're back with five more science-fiction movies you might not have heard of. If you think of sci-fi as just galactic epics, these will surprise you. Click here for the list.