The Eyes Have It

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Catherine Deneuve is Sublime in On My Way It’s been exactly fifty years since Catherine Deneuve first charmed the parapluies off audiences in Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, during which time the prolific international star has played everything from a murderous wallflower to a sexually frustrated housewife to a bisexual vampire. In recent years, [&hellip
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Third Time’s the Farm

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O’Hara and Pasquale have an affair to remember in Bridges of Madison County The Bridges of Madison County, Robert James Waller’s flowery, if vapid, romantic novel of love among the cornstalks, spent over a year atop best-seller lists in the early nineties and launched casting discussions that hadn’t been so rabid since Vivien Leigh donned [&hellip
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James Eckhouse Knows Best

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The veteran actor makes his Broadway debut in All the Way James Eckhouse’s most recognizable role will always be sensible Jim Walsh, paterfamilias to Brandon (Jason Priestley) and Brenda (Shannen Doherty) on the iconic 1990s hit Beverly Hills, 90210. But now East Coast audiences have reason to be excited, as Eckhouse has joined the cast [&hellip
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Kathryn Erbe: An Actress Full of Joy

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The actress discusses her new Off-Broadway role Kathryn Erbe has applesauce in her hair. Yes, applesauce. It’s not a trendy new Goop recommendation or anything, just remnants from a particularly icky scene from rehearsal for Ode to Joy, the new Craig Lucas (Prelude to a Kiss, The Dying Gaul) comedy-drama opening at the Cherry Lane [&hellip
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Waleed F. Zuaiter’s Golden Moment

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The Omar producer-star reaps the rewards of a family affair By Doug Strassler As many of us East Coasters deal with a February full of shoveling cars out from underneath snow and drying out soggy boots, actor-producer Waleed F. Zuwaiter has the distinctly first-world problem of finding the perfect-fitting tuxedo. For Zuaiter, a working actor [&hellip
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Turkish Delight

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Billy Hayes delivers his side of the Midnight Express story It’s been more than 35 years since Alan Parker’s film Midnight Express sent the term Turkish prison to infamy and birthed writer Oliver Stone’s own autobiographical Oscar-laden career. At the center of this true story, however, is a man, and in Riding the Midnight Express [&hellip
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‘The Past’ Augurs a Healthy Future for Farhadi

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Is Asghar Farhadi one of the world’s great sadists? How else to explain his seeming revelry in the painful fissures in relationships between loved ones? His last film, the self-explanatorily entitled A Separation, proved to be not just a major success story for Iranian cinema, but one of the most essential movie-going experiences of the [&hellip
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Foaming at the Mouth for Film

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A Q&A with Junction’s Tony Glazer and Summer Crockett Moore By Doug Strassler In Junction, the new film written and directed by Tony Glazer, a group of strangers converge to rob a house and help feed their meth addiction – only to find the tables very much turned on them in the first of what [&hellip
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The Musical Merry-Go-Round of Life

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Broken Circle Breakdown overstrains for dramatic effect We first meet Elise (Veerle Baetens) and her husband, Didier (Johan Heldenbergh) in a dramatic moment, tending to their sweet, sick daughter, Maybelle (Nell Cattrysse) in a hospital. Just six years old, Maybelle is battling cancer and Didier and Elise are enduring a trial no parent should know. [&hellip
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A Virtual Jack of All Trades

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Veteran performer Jack Noseworthy reinvents himself in Two Point Oh In Jeffrey Jackson’s new play, Two Point Oh, billionaire software impresario Elliot Leeds (Jack Noseworthy) dies when his private jet crashes en route to an important G8 summit in Asia. Tragic as his passing is, life gets even more confusing for his grieving widow, Melanie [&hellip
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