I was a college freshman when the movie of Oleanna opened in late 1994, and already it seemed, to undergraduate eyes, a bit dated.
Oleanna, David Mamet’s tense two-hander about student-professor gender politics and power dynamics, was arriving in theaters only three years after Anita Hill testified against Clarence Thomas’ nomination to the Supreme Court. Read More
William Morris co-president Jim Wiatt has been at the talent agency for barely two years, but already he seems to know what he wants to do next. Film-industry sources familiar with the situation said that Mr. Wiatt has been making a strong push for Sony Pictures Entertainment chief John Calley’s job, and he’s been taking Read More
Whenever I see a desk and a chair facing us onstage, my heart always sinks a bit and I think, “Here comes Spalding Gray.” The teacherly desk with the ritual bottle of water is to blame. We are in for a kind of lecture, a monologue, a docudrama. But the stage picture itself is by Read More