Sometimes, one film in a festival lineup can help to reveal another in sharper relief. To wit, one of the loveliest entries in Sundance 2013's U.S. Dramatic Competition, James Ponsoldt's deeply felt coming-of-age drama The Spectacular Now, looked even better after the premiere of The Way Way Back, a ... More >>
Alexander Payne's Hawaiian excursion might be the feel-good movie of the year. Uh oh.
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COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS NEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Cormac McCarthy's The Sunset LimitedHOLIDAY LISTINGS:To be honest, the quantity of theater playing this week in Los Angeles is about as thin as it gets. Still, our comprehensive LISTINGS are back up. Things do pick up in January, so ... More >>
The COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGS feature will return next weekNEW THEATER REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Helen Hunt and Tom Irwin in Much Ado NEW REVIEW GO DIVA ON THE VERGE Photo courtesy of the Odyssey TheatreIn her compelling one-woman show, soprano Julia Migenes, who has sung more leading roles ... More >>
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COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSNEW REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on The Event and Kharmful Charms of Daniil Kharms THE 31ST ANNUAL L.A. WEEKLY THEATER AWARDSNEW REVIEW GO EXTROPIA Photo by Keith Roenke Imagine how sonically colorless a world without traditional music would be. Actually, not very, accor ... More >>
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AT YOUR FINGERTIPS: THE WEEKEND'S NEW THEATER REVIEWS EMBEDDED WITHIN THIS COMING WEEK'S COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSand this week's THEATER FEATURE: an Off-Broadway roundupReviewed this week: the world premiere of Richard Greenberg's Our Mother's Brief Affair at South Coast Rep; the west coast ... More >>
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Beverly Winwood Presents
Phil Hendrie conquers the AM dial one deluded caller at a time. So why can't he get his mug on TV?