Posts Tagged ‘life’

Portraitist of the City

Now begins the work of archiving legendary photographer Peter Feresten’s gigantic oeuvre ...
Art
As a photographer, Peter Feresten was a lot of things: documentarian, historian, teacher, artist.


Serpentine Fire

Just in time for Halloween comes Circle Theatre’s riveting production of Snake in the Grass.
Stage
You can celebrate this Halloween season with a visit to any of the Fort’s elaborately themed and bedecked haunted houses.



Half-Baked Alaska

Sean Penn’s Into the Wild sure runs long, but it never seems big enough.
Kristian Lin
In a fitful and fitfully effective sidelight as a director, Sean Penn has been trying to make Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild into a film ever since its publication in 1996.


Problem Kids

Mixed success is the name of the game for three movies out this week.
Kristian Lin
It’s fun to extol good movies and trash bad ones, but an awful lot of stuff falls in between those poles.



Conduct Unbecoming

A not-so-plain Jane is a major problem with this literary period piece.
Kristian Lin
Anne Hathaway is easy to look at under normal circumstances, but in Becoming Jane she is downright breathtaking, with her hair in photogenic upswept curls framing her alabaster skin and those marvelous lips.


Mild Salsa

Despite talented performances, direction, and music, El Cantante lacks kick.
Cole Williams
Hector Lavoe is considered one of the greatest artists of Latin music.



Stranger Than Fiction

Big Ticket
It’s odd that artists who are extremely prolific tend to be viewed with suspicion rather than being celebrated for giving the audience so much.


Bale Out

A U.S. pilot’s story of survival is powerfully retold in Rescue Dawn.
Kristian Lin
Werner Herzog isn’t the last filmmaker you’d expect to make a straight-up drama about U.S. military heroism, but he’d be pretty far down the list.



Pledging Life and Allegiance

Immigrants help Uncle Sam fill the ranks — with citizenship as a reward.
MARY SPICUZZA, ERIC GRIFFEY, and JEFF PRINCE
As far back as he can remember, Oscar Reyes had wanted to be in the United States military. As a young boy growing up in Woodward, Okla., he often fantasized about it.


Footloose

Recent dance programs by two local troupes hit different highs and lows.
Stage
Metropolitan Classical Ballet came to grief with two new ballets at Bass Performance Hall last weekend, but Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert in Trinity Park ended as dance entertainment at its best.