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Friday, December 25, 2020

ReviewBorgen by Elyse Sommer by Elyse Sommer

A not to be missed political series from Denmark.

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Review: Ma Rainey's Blsack Bottom film adaptation by Elyse Sommer

A stunningly performed and filmed version of August Wilson's 1982 play

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Friday, December 18, 2020

Review: The Prom film at by Elyse Sommer

Bryan Murphy's star-cast movie for Netflix

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Review Meet Me In St. Louis at by Elyse Sommer

a digitzed, streamlined production from the Irish Rep

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Monday, December 7, 2020

Review Mank by Elyse Sommer by Elyse Sommer

David Fincher's ode to Citizen Kane and the man wo wrot

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

To Stream or Not to Stream: Roadkill & Hillbilly Elegy at CurtainUp by Elyse Sommer

New feature for busy streamers. . .

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Review: The Crown Season 4 at by Elyse Sommer

Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher bring new problems to the decade-spanning Queen Elizabeth's saga . . .

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Review: The Queen's Gambit at by Elyse Sommer

You don't have to be a chess player to enjoy this mini series about a chess prodigy

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Review: The Irish Rep's revival of A Touch of the Poet at by Elyse Sommer

a terrific virtual rendition elevates this lesser O'Nell play a few notches closer the top of the playright's canon

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Review: The Trial of the Chicago 7 at by Elyse Sommer

Aaron Sorkin's film gives the notorious 1968 trial an unmistakable of-the-moment feel.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Review: The Plot Against Americ at by Elyse Sommer

spine-chilling mini series based on 2004 novel

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Review: What the Constitution Means to Me at by Elyse Sommer

A more timely than ever theatrical history lesson

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Review: The Social Dilemma at by Elyse Sommer

- Former movers and shakers at the top social platforms explain why they left, and why you too need to use your accounts with utmost caution

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

Review: The Glorias at by Elyse Sommer

. Theater luminaries Julie Taymor and Sarah Ruhl try to imbue Gloria Steinem's 2015 memoir with the experimental magic they're known for. . .

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Review: at Booksellers by Elyse Sommer

An entertaining and informative documentary for anyone who appreciate's the historic and human value of books. . . .

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Review: at Was Kind by Elyse Sommer

A new Zoomed solo play made super-relevant by Judge Ruth Bader Ginsberg's death.

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Review: at>Incidental Moments Of The Day- by Elyse Sommer

richard Nelson movingly completes his Zoom trilogy

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Review of An Education at by Elyse Sommer

Carey Mulligan's breakout film makes for a delightful hour and a half into 1960s Great Britain.. .

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Review: The Durrells of Corfuat by Elyse Sommer

Escape your pandemic isolation with an online trip with the Durrells

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Review: Courtship & On Valentine's Day at by Elyse Sommer

Two beautifully filmed early Horton Foote plays a treat for theater enthusiasts in lockdown

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Tips for bringing a touch lof live theater to your streamed theatergoing by Elyse Sommer

Elyse Sommer on the pleasures and pitfalls of our current couch potato lives

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

CurtainUp eview:Hollywood Rivals: Olivia de Havilland vs Joan Fontaine by Elyse Sommer

A fascinated, richly illustrated docudrama about the lives of two of the silver screen's legendary sisters

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

view:Hamilton History Hears You at by Elyse Sommer

a 40-minute feature well worth seeing that's available with your ticket to the wonderful film of the show with its

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Review of Hamilton, the movie : at by Elyse Sommer

not second best to a live performance, but a unique and enjoyable experience in its own right

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Review: The Line at by Elyse Sommer

t: Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's new docu-drama premieres on line-- well done but but not escape entertainment.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Review: The Mint Company's Summer Stock Steaming Fesgivsl at by Elyse Sommer

Three plays filmed during the 1914, 1915 and 1916 season to watch sitting on our couch. . .almost too much to take in. . .

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

And So We Go Fort at Curtainup by Elyse Sommer

.Richard Nelson's Apples share Dinner and table talk on Zoom

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Review: oklahoma Crude & The Hour by Elyse Sommer

A western potboiler and a BBC thriller . . .each transcends its genre to offer relevant, worth watching on screen entertainment.

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

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.: A not to be missed chance to see this filmed version of Emily Mann's wonderful play about Gloria Steinem. Bravo THIRTEEN for making it available to revisit and for …

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Saturday, June 20, 2020 by Elyse Sommer

. .Defending Jacob and The Morning Show headlne at Apple TV's home page

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Review: Anno Domino, an audio playat by Elyse Sommer

The stage for Alan Ayckbourn's 84th play is his home, twith him and his wife playing all 8 characters . . . it's free for listening until June 25th. . .

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