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  • Capsule Stage Reviews: October 30, 2014

    published October 30, 2014

    Marie Antoinette The ill-fated queen of France (Emily Neves) sashays down the halls of Versailles to a heavy techno beat. Gigantic neon... More >>

  • Nosferatu the Vampyre

    published October 30, 2014

    F.W. Murnau’s harrowing 1922 adaptation of the Dracula legend, Nosferatu, the Symphony of Horror, has been described as evoking the... More >>

  • Capsule Stage Reviews: October 23, 2014

    published October 23, 2014

    Marie Antoinette The ill-fated queen of France (Emily Neves) sashays down the halls of Versailles to a heavy techno beat. Gigantic neon... More >>

  • Skylight

    published October 23, 2014

    Here’s a tag team made in West End theater heaven. In the acclaimed revival of David Hare’s class-conscious Skylight... More >>

  • Nation Theatre Live’s Frankenstein

    published October 23, 2014

    Nothing could be more perfect for Halloween than National Theatre Live’s Frankenstein, filmed for broadcast during its recent... More >>

  • Capsule Stage Reviews: October 16, 2014

    published October 16, 2014

    Dracula In 1977, the hottest ticket on Broadway was the revival of John Balderston and Hamilton Deane's 1927 adaptation of Bram Stoker's... More >>

  • Capsule Stage Reviews: October 9, 2014

    published October 9, 2014

    Detroit By the end of Lisa D'Amour's provocative, spiky, prize-winning Detroit, suburban middle-class couple Mary and Ben (Mischa... More >>

  • Capsule Stage Reviews: Septmeber 11, 2014

    published September 11, 2014

    Full Gallop Let's talk D.V. That would be Diana Vreeland, or Dee-ahh-na, for those of you not in the loop. For decades she was the... More >>

  • Drama in the House: Barry Lyndon

    published July 31, 2014

    Auteur filmmaker Stanley Kubrick (Spartacus, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey) is a throwback to Hollywood’s golden... More >>

  • Jaws

    published July 31, 2014

    What Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho did for the shower, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (1975) did for summer swimming. People... More >>

  • Take Two: The Terminator

    published July 24, 2014

    Who would have guessed that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s best acting role would be as a robot? A cyborg at that. And he’s terrific. In... More >>

  • De-Lovely

    published July 24, 2014

    Trying to make amends for the laughably inept first Cole Porter biopic (Night and Day, 1946, which starred Cary Grant as an ultra-straight... More >>

  • QFest 2014: The 18th Annual Houston International GLBT-Q Film Festival: Of Girls and Horses

    published July 24, 2014

    For all you movie mavens out there — and we do mean “out” — we have a film festival for you! The Houston GLBT-Q... More >>

  • D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944

    published July 24, 2014

    Forget legendary, gruesome Troy, or the epic clash of east and west during the Greco-Persian Wars, or even the ill-fated shipwrecked Spanish... More >>

  • The Go-Between

    published July 17, 2014

    Swept along by Michel Legrand's romantic theme, how could Alan Bates and Julie Christie, at the peak of their beauty and fire, not consummate... More >>

  • Take Two: The Mummy

    published July 10, 2014

    In The Mummy (1999), Brendan Fraser makes the most dashing French Foreign Legionnaire since Gary Cooper bivouacked with Marlene... More >>

  • Remains of the Day

    published July 10, 2014

    In conjunction with its “Houghton Hall” exhibition, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents the film series Drama in the House,... More >>

  • Capsule Stage Reviews: June 19, 2014

    published June 19, 2014

    Disney's The Little Mermaid Disney's 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid was made into a Broadway musical, closing in August 2009,... More >>

  • Gojira

    published May 22, 2014

    Before Hollywood producer Joseph E. Levine went highbrow with Two Women (which won Sophia Loren a Best Actress Oscar in 1962), The... More >>

  • Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq

    published May 22, 2014

    The radiant beauty of Tanaquil Le Clercq burns through the grainy images and fuzzy kinetoscopes in Nancy Buirski’s stunning documentary... More >>

  • Capsule Stage Reviews: May 1, 2014

    published May 1, 2014

    Anna Christie Eugene O'Neill's drama about seafaring men, and their women on shore, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1922, and a 2011 production... More >>

  • Capsule Stage Reviews: April 24, 2014

    published April 24, 2014

    Anna Christie Eugene O'Neill's drama about seafaring men, and their women on shore, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1922, and a 2011 production... More >>

  • Das Rheingold Is a Golden Start for HGO

    published April 17, 2014

    Well, it's finally arrived! The "it" in question is, of course, Richard Wagner's monumental operatic myth, The Ring of... More >>

  • Capsule Stage Reviews: April 17, 2014

    published April 17, 2014

    Anna Christie Eugene O'Neill's drama about seafaring men, and their women on shore, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1922, and a 2011 production... More >>

  • Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music Shines at the Houston Grand Opera

    published March 13, 2014

    Has any classic Stephen Sondheim musical ever looked quite so ravishing as this Houston Grand Opera production of A Little Night... More >>

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