Suddenly Last Summer, others

New York enjoyed outstanding theater during Fall of 2006. The city in this respect lived up to its reputation for having the most and the best theater in the world. We still tend to think of London in that category  ...

‘Hamlet': More on The Melancholy Dane

Hamlet became our badge of cultural literacy so long ago, it is well nigh impossible to see a production without stumbling over the baggage of familiarity. To list some of it as a reminder of the trouble, there’s the  ...

Hedda Gabler

by Henrik Ibsen American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco Feb 9-March 11, 2007 Hedda Gabler has long stood beside Nora of A Doll’s House as an example of Henrik Ibsen’s women, hemmed in by the conventions of their  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Hidden away in the heart of Xochimilco, one of Mexico City’s most popular tourist areas, famous for its multicolored floating gardens, is a lonely island of mystery, the result of the extraordinary obsession of an eccentric Mexican. It is  ...

House of Blue Leaves: culturevulture.net

Written by John Guare Direction by Nicholas Martin With Kate Burton, Jane Kaczmarek, and John Pankow Mark Taper Forum http://www.CenterTheatreGroup.org/ August 30 -- October 19, 2008 John Pankow, Jane Kaczmarek, Kate Burton. Photo: Craig Schwartz. Is it  ...

Words of My Perfect Teacher

Buddhism is a strange religion to us Westerners. Buddhists do not have a God, nor do they have the consolation prize of life after death. They do believe in reincarnation, though it’s more like a necessary pit stop  ...

culturevulture.net – review

“Ice Glen,” running through Dec. 10 at Aurora Theatre in Berkeley, is a bagatelle, a brush of a butterfly wing, a brief haiku that is pretty but has little meaning. The descriptions are apt; as Joan Ackermann’s pleasant little  ...

OUT 1 (1971)

OUT 1 (1971) Like any other art or craft, cinema has its share of obsessive aesthetes. Among these cinephiles, there exist certain rare objects of legend that only the most devout pursue. Think  ...

Synecdoche, New York:

Directed by Charlie Kaufman Written by Charlie Kaufman Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Tom Noonan, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Emily Watson Run Time: 123 minutes MPAA Rating: Rated R http://www.sonyclassics.com/synecdocheny/ To call Synecdoche,  ...