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  • The Last Metro

    published November 20, 2014

    Other than his first three movie triumphs (The 400 Blows, Shoot the Piano Player and Jules and Jim), François Truffaut’s most... More >>

  • Confidentially Yours (Vivement dimanche)

    published November 20, 2014

    Before he became an internationally renowned filmmaker, François Truffaut (The 400 Blows, Shoot the Piano Player, Jules and Jim) was... More >>

  • 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 >>

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