Séraphine (2008)

Séraphine (2008)Directed by Martin ProvostWritten by Martin Provost and Marc AbdelnourStarring: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent, Genevieve Mnich, Nico RognerRun Time: 121 minutesMPAA Rating: Unratedhttp://www.seraphinemovie.com/Séraphine was France’s equivalent to Slumdog Millionaire at last year’s French Academy Awards. A  ...

Twelfth Night

Twelfth NightSummer Shakespeare Festivalby William ShakespeareThe Old GlobeSan DiegoJune 13-September 27, 2009 (In Repertory)http://www.TheOldGlobe.org/Patrick Page as Malvolio. Photo: Craig Schwartz.Twelfth Night is one of the most celebrated of Shakespeare’s plays, possibly for its easy-to-follow plot, but also for its  ...

Twelfth Night

Twelfth NightSummer Shakespeare Festivalby William ShakespeareThe Old GlobeSan DiegoJune 13-September 27, 2009 (In Repertory)http://www.TheOldGlobe.org/Patrick Page as Malvolio. Photo: Craig Schwartz.Twelfth Night is one of the most celebrated of Shakespeare’s plays, possibly for its easy-to-follow plot, but also for its  ...

Hunger (2008)

Hunger (2008) Directed by Steve McQueenWritten by Steve McQueen and Enda WalshStarring: Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham, Stuart Graham, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahonhttp://www.ifcfilms.com/viewFilm.htm?filmId=1197Most people over the age of forty have heard of Bobby Sands. Anyone who was in Ireland in  ...

Pina Bausch, A Remembrance

Pina Bausch—A remembranceReprinted from culturevulture.net writer Susan Yung’sSundayArts Blog for WNET New Yorkhttp://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/?p=192&preview=truePina Bausch. Photo: Jonathan Barth."Bamboo Blues" by Pina Bausch. Pablo Aran Gimeno and Ruth Amarante. Photo: Ulli Weiss.The great German choreographer Pina Bausch passed away on June  ...

Beth Soll

Beth Soll and CompanyLament/Kvetch...and Romp!Cunningham Studio Theater, New YorkApril 18,19, 2009Photo: Erin BaianoThe human body can be markedly mundane or inconsequential in its expression, or it can tell us the truth about everything. I suppose that’s what keeps us  ...

Don Giovanni, Santa Fe

Don GiovanniBy Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLibretto by Lorenzo da PonteConducted by Lawrence RenesSanta Fe OperaIn repertory through August 27, 2009http://www.santafeopera.org/Lucas Meachem (DonGiovanni). Photo: Ken Howard.Ah, Don Giovanni, perhaps the greatest lover of legend, seducer of thousands, portrayed by everybody from  ...

The Elixir of Love

The Elixir of Love By Gaetano DonizettiLibretto by Felice RomaniDirected by Stephen LawlessConducted by Corrado RovarisSanta Fe OperaThrough August 28http://www.santafeopera.org/Dimitri Pittas (Nemorino) & chorus. Photo: Ken Howard.Summer blahs got you down? Have I got a cure for you! Not  ...

The Proposal (2009)

The Proposal (2009)Directed by Anne FletcherWritten by Peter ChiarelliStarring: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Betty White, Denis O'Hare, Malin Akerman, Oscar Nuñez, Aasif MandviRun Time: 107 minutesMPAA Rating: PG-13http://www.myspace.com/proposalmoviehttp://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi3741123097/  Sandra Bullock is the paragon of  ...