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Felicity Huffman Stars in David Mamet’s Latest Screed

4 years ago by Mayank Keshaviah
Imagine a game of “philosophical tennis” in which the competitors lob theoretical bon mots at each other. Except no one is keeping score, because in this case, the audience is too detached from the piece to do so. So the only redeeming quality of the L.A. premiere of David Mamet’s...
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Begley/Huffman in November, Roger Robinson in Fraternity, Brushing up Our Shakespeare, Plus All the Latest New Theater Reviews

7 years ago by Steven Leigh Morris
Our critics were brushing up their Shakespeare over the weekend, with reviews of Cymbeline,Julius Caesar and Henry VI, Part I. Jeff Stetson's 1987 retrospective drama on the effects of church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, Fraternity, is this week's Pick of the Week. For all the Latest New Theater Reviews, go...
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November

7 years ago by Steven Leigh Morris
David Mamet's Oval Office farce November centers on an imploding U.S. president, Charles Smith (Ed Begley Jr.), running for a second term, while his own re-election committee has cut off funds and his lesbian speechwriter, Bernstein (Felicity Huffman), is already drafting his concession speech. "Why? Why? We won the first...
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November Review: David Mamet Skewers the Presidency at the Mark Taper Forum

7 years ago by Steven Leigh Morris
David Mamet's Oval Office farce November centers on an imploding U.S. president, Charles Smith (Ed Begley Jr.), running for a second term, while his own re-election committee has cut off funds and his lesbian speechwriter, Bernstein (Felicity Huffman), is already drafting his concession speech. "Why? Why? We won the first...
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Cake's Script Lets Jennifer Aniston Down

4 years ago by Amy Nicholson
Each year, screenwriters kill off enough offscreen children to fill a Chuck E. Cheese's. A dead son or daughter gives a movie the illusion of depth plus an easy explanation for whatever the script ladles on the surviving parents. Binge drinking? Nymphomania? Sudden bouts of breakdancing? Blame the wee coffin...
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Worst in Show

13 years ago by Linda Immediato
Three quarters of the Style Council — Steffie, Linda and Caroline — gathered at our friend Mr. Hollywood’s house to watch the awards, while Lina wired in her dispatches from home, and we culled the “eek!” from the “chic.” Here is our commentary. . . . Keira Knightley She was seen hunching all...
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That's the Spirit

13 years ago by Linda Immediato
I woke up face-down on my couch with my cowboy boots on. You know it was a good party when you wake up in your boots. Who’d have thunk the Independent Spirit Awards party, hosted by IFC, at Shutters in Santa Monica would be that party. It followed the awards...
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Rudderless

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Of all the movie hybrids, William H. Macy’s feature directorial debut, Rudderless, is among the strangest, combining plot elements of the schlocky 1980s rock & roll franchise Eddie and the Cruisers with that of somber grieving dramas such as We Need to Talk About Kevin. The result, despite a few stellar moments, is a...
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Risin' Up, Straight to the Top!

13 years ago by Steffie Nelson
    Not one but three people I went to high school with were nominated for Oscars last night (Matt Dillon, Dan Futterman, and Bennett Miller) so I was kinda jazzed for the whole whoop-de-doo; I had my spiritual "Go Tigers" pom-poms out (our Mamaroneck High School theme song was...
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