Kathryn Graf's new comedy about women slipping into middle-age, The Snake Can, is this week's pick of the week. Also a nod for Cathy Rigby reprising her decades-long performance in Peter Pan. See below for all the latest New Theater Reviews, and this week's comprehensive stage listings.
Also, two s ... More >>
Nods this week for Laguna Playhouse's production of Neil Simon's Chapter Two and Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground at Zombie Joe's Underground in North Hollywood. For the latest new reviews and comprehensive stage listings, see below.
Tanna Frederick and Robert Standley star in N. Richard Nash's T ... More >>
Our critic Lovell Estell was entranced by Vickilyn Reynolds' performance in a show based on the life of Hattie McDaniel, Hattie -- What I Need You To Know. For all the latest New Theater Reviews, and comprehensive stage listings, see below.This week's Stage Feature takes a look a three shows th ... More >>
No new reviews this week, but these will return at the same time next week, as the new theater season gets underway. See below for complete listings of shows to see this week.In this week's stage feature, we asked our stable of critics what they most dread and anticipate when being assigned a s ... More >>
A musical about World War II war brides, Tea, With Music, for which the author, Velina Hasu Houston, has added songs and music for this production, is our Pick of the Week. For all new theater reviews, see below.
This week's stage fature looks a couple of plays aiming to be light fare: Micha ... More >>
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Still in Australia, get used to it! I will be here for quite a while. Things are going very we ... More >>
Billy Vasquezthe 99 Cent ChefWhere does Billy Vasquez, the 99 Cent Chef, find inspiration for his blog? At L.A.'s ubiquitous 99 Cents Only Stores, of course. His blog reports on the current food items (some vary from day to day) as well as other under-a-dollar bargains at local markets. Us ... More >>
Guy Maddin, by Guy Maddin
WHO: Sparks' The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman
WHERE: Ford Amphitheateer
Just to recap the slightly complicated scenario, Sparks' The Seduction of Ingmar BergmaN, as presented at Ford Amphitheater on Saturday evening, was a staged read-through of a pla ... More >>
L.A.'s own veteran pop duo Sparks, brothers Ron and Russell Mael, bring the world premiere of a staged version of their latest project, a radio drama called The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman, to the Los Angeles Film Festival Saturday night.
The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman is a musical compos ... More >>
What is it with Christmas movies and food? Whether it's George Bailey borrowing his mother's good dishes for the high school dance in It's a Wonderful Life or Ralphie's little brother showing Mom "how the piggie eats" in A Christmas Story, eating is inextricably linked with holiday festivitie ... More >>
Did watching Julie & Julie make you want to kill yourself? Or someone else? Or perhaps you've heard that your preoccupation with eating, your appetite for amuse-bouche, your thirst for terroir--the sort of things that would drive you to see such a film in the first place--might be symptomatic of a n ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW THEATER REVIEWSCURRENT STAGE FEATURE ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY WAYNEW REVIEW GO THE HABIT OF ART By Paul BirchallIf you want to see director Nicholas Hytner's smart and compelling production of Alan Bennett's new drama at the National Theater of Great Britain, you co ... More >>
A veteran critic turns rookie programmer for the 45th New York Film Festival
By Scott Foundas
From The Reeler
On Monday, July 30, as I arrived in New York for my first tour of duty on the New York Film Festival selection committee, I received an e-mail announcing the death of Ingmar Bergman -- one ... More >>