Decades ago, a prize was won. Its winners have reveled since in their triumph. In the here and now, though, the victory is revealed to be hollow, and the victors still celebrating it, empty.
This is the crux of That Championship Season, which debuted at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater in 1972, was transferred to Broadway Read More
The trash explosion’s fuse was lit early this year. Why wait for the dog days of summer when you can get The Losers now? Staying awake during this ordeal of incompetent, incomprehensible stupidity is not difficult. It’s so noisy that you can hear it in the next town. Staying interested is something else entirely.
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There were plenty of sniffles at the premiere of My Sister’s Keeper, a movie about a family affected by their only daughter dying of leukemia, at the AMC Lincoln Square on Wednesday, June 24.
Cameron Diaz plays the mother; Sofia Vassilieva the daughter.
“I know what it is to love very deeply,” Ms. Read More
My Sister’s Keeper
Running time 109 minutes
Written by Jeremy Leven and Nick Cassavetes
Directed by Nick Cassavetes
Starring Cameron Diaz, Jason Patric, Abigail Breslin, Alec Baldwin, Sofia Vassilieva
A less talented director than the sensitive, polished and mature master craftsman Nick Cassavetes might fail to lift My Sister’s Keeper above the level of suicidal Read More
Running time 102 minutes
Written by Pamela Cuming and Lee Ross
Directed by Johan Renck
Starring Maria Bello, Jason Patric, Rufus Sewell, Amy Brenneman
In the creepy cinematic genre “Movies to Commit Suicide by,” a new entry: Downloading Nancy, a dismal mess by Johan Renck, a Swedish director of music videos and Read More
Running Time 110 minutes
Written and directed by Cecilia Miniucchi
Starring Samantha Morton, Jason Patric, Teri Garr
“Expired” is the word you see before they tow your car away. So it is little wonder that a new movie called Expired should be about—what else?—a meter maid. Read More
Maybe it’s just me, but does anyone else find most of today’s alleged screen “comedies” so rueful, insipid and dumb that you rarely crack a smile while watching them? We could all use some pain relief from the congestion of cruelty, depression and violence we’ve been getting from the movies lately, but the facile humor Read More
Neil LaBute’s Your Friends and Neighbors confirms our suspicions that the misanthropic cutting edge of Mr. LaBute’s first film, In the Company of Men (1997), was no passing fancy. Mr. LaBute’s disenchantment with the corporate male of the species did indeed run deep on that occasion, but the men in Your Friends and Neighbors don’t Read More