“It’s good to be with someone who isn’t weird, or screwed up, or sicko pervy,” says Allison Janney in Life During Wartime. Obviously, she is not talking about her director, Todd Solondz. Only the brave or genuinely perverse ever get through his offbeat films. A favorite of film festival eccentrics but studiously avoided Read More
In 1976, with a certain trepidation, I went to Iran as part of a female American delegation invited to participate in a women’s film festival. There was the feeling in some quarters that Americans shouldn’t lend their “prestige” to the Shah’s dubious campaign to impress the West with the social and cultural advances of his Read More
There can be no doubt that Anthony LaPaglia is giving a wonderful performance in the new production of A View From the Bridge at the Roundabout Theater. His Eddie Carbone, the Brooklyn longshoreman who is among Arthur Miller’s most affecting tragic heroes, is a magnificent achievement.
He will receive the lion’s share of the plaudits Read More