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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

‘Her Smell’ review: Elisabeth Moss is fine as a punk rock icon by Sara Stewart

Elisabeth Moss is a primal, predatory force in “Her Smell,” a female-centric spin on the classic debauched rock star story. Though writer/director Alex Ross Perry (“Golden Exits”) ha…

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

How Tina Fey messed up ‘Mean Girls’ musical by Sara Stewart

Mean should never feel this warm and fuzzy. Tina Fey’s musical opened on Broadway Sunday night, in a high-budget but watered-down adaptation of her wonderfully nasty, 2004 hit comedy. This…

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

‘Girls’ star plays clueless, creepy ex in uneven rom-com by Sara Stewart

Zosia Mamet takes a step beyond “Girls,” but can’t shed its affectations, in “The Boy Downstairs,” an uneven rom-com from debut feature writer-director Sophie Brooks. Diana…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Indie musical ‘Saturday Church’ is a heartwarming queer fairy tale by Sara Stewart

A shy 14-year-old from The Bronx struggles with his sexual identity in “Saturday Church,” an indie trying on several identities of its own: Is it a musical? A gritty coming-of-age drama?…

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

This 22-year-old director wrote her screenplay in high school by Sara Stewart

It’s a challenge for anyone writing a high-school movie: How do you make teen characters believable? Here’s one way: Be a 15-year-old girl. “I got made fun of for being weird and a…

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Former Disney star was weirdly psyched to play a serial killer by Sara Stewart

He’s an all-American blond cutie who had a hit Disney Channel show, “Austin & Ally,” and sings in a band, R5, alongside siblings Riker, Rocky and Rydel. So naturally Ross Lynch’s…

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Even sexy Fassbender can’t heat up ‘The Snowman’ by Sara Stewart

“The Snowman” arrives in theaters this week with a flourish of spectacularly bad timing: Not only does its plot revolve around artfully dismembered women, its hero is named — I’m not…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Oh, Ma god, Aronofsky’s ‘Mother’ is terrifying by Sara Stewart

“I’m really sorry for what’s about to happen,” director Darren Aronofsky said before showing “mother!” at a packed Toronto Film Festival theater on Saturday. Calm down, “Black …

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

This French musical flick is better than ‘La La Land’ by Sara Stewart

If “La La Land” left you cold, take heart: There are better new musicals out there. Exhibit A: the French “Footnotes,” which sets its show tunes in a workers’ strike at a shoe fact…

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bryan Cranston sympathizes with his creepy ‘Wakefield’ character by Sara Stewart

If anyone knows the psychology of a bland suburbanite who turns to the dark side, it’s Bryan Cranston. In his new movie, the “Breaking Bad” star takes a different spin on that concept.…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

‘Beauty and the Beast’ reboot is way better than that inferior cartoon by Sara Stewart

A well-done movie musical is a great equalizer: It can make audiences feel like they’re in the front row at a Broadway show without the sticker shock. Bill Condon’s lavish live-action …

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

How King Kong quadrupled in size since 1933 by Sara Stewart

King Kong, one of the most iconic movie monsters in cinematic history, has gone through a lot of changes — most notably, his height, which varied from scene to scene in the first two itera…

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

‘Moana’ has some of Disney’s best music ever by Sara Stewart

Don’t call it a princess movie: Disney’s latest may feature a girl with royal lineage, but she’s more into boats than ball gowns in this crowd-pleaser of a musical, scored by the e…

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Friday, June 10, 2016

At 30, Ferris Bueller is still our hero by Sara Stewart

“Life moves pretty fast,” says Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) in John Hughes’ 1986 comedy about a high school kid who pulls the ultimate sick day. “If you don’t stop and look a…

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Ladies, it’s OK to like the misogynist ‘American Psycho’ by Sara Stewart

One of Broadway’s hot new musicals features women getting gorily chopped up. Like, a LOT of women. So does this mean “American Psycho” is grossly misogynist? Far from it. Sure, protago…

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Jason Alexander’s low-budget musical ‘Lucky Stiff’ falls flat by Sara Stewart

Corpse farce sure was in the zeitgeist in the late ’80s: A year before “Weekend at Bernie’s,” Playwrights Horizons hosted the 1988 premiere of this musical comedy, in which a...

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Pee-Wee's new adventure by SARA STEWART

The word of the day, boys and girls, is. . . comeback!Notify your inner 10-year-old-on-too-much-sugar: Pee-wee Herman is in the Playhouse.For audiences of a certain age — or maturity l…

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Friday, January 30, 2015

So long, T&A: These days, nude dudes are all the rage by Sara Stewart

Sex scenes: they’re not just for gratuitous boob shots anymore! “The Affair” star Ruth Wilson, currently on Broadway with Jake Gyllenhaal, recently spoke out on the one-sidedness of se…

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Who exactly is ‘Supergirl’ star Melissa Benoist? by Sara Stewart

It was announced this week that “Glee” and “Whiplash” star Melissa Benoist will play Supergirl in an upcoming CBS series. Now we know who Benoist is — but who is...

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

‘The Color of Time’ ticks by slowly by Sara Stewart

As a film grad student, you know you’ve hit the jackpot when your cast includes James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, Zach Braff and even a cameo from “Evil Dead”...

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Meet Justin Peck, the young choreographer of ‘Ballet 422’ by Sara Stewart

At first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking New York City Ballet member Justin Peck is just an up-and-comer in the chorus; soft-spoken and hipstery-looking, the dancer seems too young.…

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Monday, March 31, 2014

How ‘Heathers’ went from ’80s cult classic to Broadway by Sara Stewart

If you want want to be a member of the cool crowd, motor on over to the new musical adaptation of ’80s cult film “Heathers. In the flick, high school...

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

The 7 songs we want to hear in the ‘Heathers’ musical by Sara Stewart

Color us stoked: There’s going to be an off-Broadway musical of the ’80s movie “Heathers” in the spring. The highly quotable cult flick, which starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slat…

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Who’re you calling a slut? by Sara Stewart

‘Slut” is a powerful word. The term has been around as a slur for promiscuous women for ages; at times, it’s also appropriated by women themselves to combat the idea that being sexuall…

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Getting racy with robots by Sara Stewart

The short play begins as a very large, hairy man and very beautiful woman are having sex. She’s on top. The title? “My Fantasy Sex Robot Came In the Mail Today.” In an era when spamb…

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Shut up!!! by Sara Stewart

For anybody who’s ever been annoyed by some idiot texting near them in a dark theater, seeing justice done is sweet. But never more colorfully or symbolically so than at a recent performan…

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

We Need to by Sara Stewart

When you invite your friends and family to see the movie in which you play a Columbine-style teen mass murderer, you’ve got to be prepared for some awkwardness afterward. “One friend tol…

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pee-Wee's new adventure by Sara Stewart

The word of the day, boys and girls, is. . . comeback! Notify your inner 10-year-old-on-too-much-sugar: Pee-wee Herman is in the Playhouse. For audiences of a certain age — or maturity lev…

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