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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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Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
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Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre