Posts Tagged ‘plays’

Erik Deutsch

Ken Shimamoto
The Colorado jam band scene and the Brooklyn avant-garde would seem to be as mutually exclusive as oil and water, but this disc proves they aren’t as incompatible as one might think. Since relocating to the Apple from Bou...


Hebrew Hammer

Adam Sandler plays an Israeli superhero, with good and really bad results.
Kristian Lin
In Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up, the main character and his Jewish friends are huge fans of Steven Spielberg’s Munich: “Every movie with Jews, we’re the ones getting killed.



Vegas Babies

This comedy feels longer than a quickie marriage and is more embarrassing.
Kristian Lin
Five years ago Ashton Kutcher starred in a dire romantic comedy called Just Married, one of those movies that tries to present marriage as horrible but instead winds up portraying its married characters as such horrible people ...


Gilmore Girl

Big Ticket
The last great pianist from the country of Argentina was Martha Argerich, the sultry, eccentric, reclusive, unpredictable keyboard wizard who lit up the 1960s and ’70s with her volcanic musicianship.



Jefferson Pepper

Listen Up
Influenced by Patti Smith, Nirvana, The Clash, Neil Young, John Prine, Johnny Cash, his factory-worker father, and coal-miner and farmer grandparents, Jefferson Pepper spent two years in his home in the Conewago Mountains (Sout...


John-Alex Mason

Listen Up
For more than one generation of fans, the blues “belonged” to old black men with slurred voices.



Arms and the Woman

Big Ticket
Stage West’s press release about Major Barbara likens the play to The Apprentice.


Insert Your Own Jokes

New comedies flood our theaters, but they’re mostly all wet.
Kristian Lin
Some observers are calling this a golden age for comedy films, but even a golden age has its share of fool’s gold, not to mention Fool’s Gold.



Sorry, Charlie

This real-life spy story has lots of star power and little pop.
Kristian Lin
It’s been 12 years since The American President, the last time Aaron Sorkin had his name on a produced movie DELETE.


Wars of Words

A great, neglected story from black history is turned into a square film.
Kristian Lin
While watching The Great Debaters, I wound up focusing on the supporting actors.