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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

‘The Humans’ Review: Reasons (Not) to be Cheerful by Jeannette Catsoulis

Stephen Karam’s film adaptation of his powerful play acquires a supernatural sheen as a family gathers for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Review: You’ve Got a Friend (Not) by Jeannette Catsoulis

Ben Platt returns in the movie version of the Broadway hit about a lonely teenager who exploits a classmate’s tragedy.

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Friday, June 18, 2021

‘The Birthday Cake’ Review: Baked Hoods by Jeannette Catsoulis

This mob drama folds family secrets and fading power into a story of operatic vengeance.

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

‘The Courier’ Review: Secrets and Spies by Jeannette Catsoulis

Benedict Cumberbatch plays a salesman-turned-secret agent in this stuffy Cold War drama.

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

‘Blithe Spirit’ Review: Dead, but Not Loving It by Jeannette Catsoulis

Dan Stevens stars as a writer taunted by the ghost of his dead wife in this grating adaptation of the 1941 play.

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

‘Howard’ Review: A Lyricist’s Life Cut Short by Jeannette Catsoulis

A new documentary looks at the prodigious talent of Howard Ashman, one half of the musical team behind “The Little Mermaid” and others, before he died of AIDS at 40.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

‘All Is True’ Review: Regret Is the Thing, as Shakespeare Comes Home by Jeannette Catsoulis

Kenneth Branagh’s fond, partly fictional portrait of William Shakespeare’s retirement is a soapy tale of family secrets and festering resentments.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Review: Diner Waitresses Rebel in ‘Never Goin’ Back’ by Jeannette Catsoulis

Propelled by vivacious lead performances, Augustine Frizzell’s tacky yet tender debut feature follows two small-town waitresses on a moneymaking spree.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Review: 5 Murdered Prostitutes and an Anxious City in ‘London Road’ by Jeannette Catsoulis

A spate of real-life murders in England in 2006 form the basis of this film directed by Rufus Norris.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Review: ‘All the Wilderness,’ a Tale of a Teenage Outsider by Jeannette Catsoulis

The gangly antihero of the director Michael Johnson’s first feature is a teenage misfit stumbling is way through tragedy and isolation to companionship.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Movie Review: ‘Private Romeo,’ Directed by Alan Brown by Jeannette Catsoulis

The director Alan Brown redirects the “Romeo and Juliet” narrative from interfamily rivalry to intrainstitutional homophobia.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Movie Review | 'The Arbor': A Playwright’s Legacy, Kindled by Addiction and Neglect by Jeannette Catsoulis

A playwright’s short and tragic life is recounted in a layered form, using actors lip-syncing actual interviews.

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All that Chat

Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre