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Austenland — a movie by Jerusha Hess

Oh, to have a time machine and hear what Jane Austen, that instructive employer of wry comment and dripping sarcasm, would have to say about the current movie, Austenland, which … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 4 Comments

Any Given Sunday — Delaware Theatre Company

While watching a football game on television, one character in Bruce Graham’s Any Given Monday, asks another which team a Philly fan is supposed to root for in a contest … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Corpse! — Hedgerow Theatre

On the 1936 evening when Edward VIII is set to abdicate the British throne and pass the majesty of the crown to his brother, George VI to be, another brother … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Spectacular Now — a movie by James Ponsoldt

Though scripted, and acted with acute precision, James Ponsoldt’s knowing and sensitive film, The Spectacular Now, can trounce any alleged “reality” program and most documentaries at getting to the authentic … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Elysium — a movie by Neill Blomkamp

Elysium, a science fantasy/action picture by Neill Blomkamp, is nothing more and nothing less than you would expect it to be. The premise, that a group of people were selected … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Another Opening, Another Show — Presenting the 2013-2014 Theater Season

  As authors go, Jane Austen is the best represented among Philadelphia theater companies as they begin their 2013-2014 season.   Austen was born in 1775, so the burst of … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Marilu Henner — Learning Health, Unlearning Lines

Marilu Henner returns to New Hope’s Bucks County Playhouse from July 17 to August 10 as Masha in Christopher Durang’s Tony-winning comedy, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” Durang … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Lee Daniels’s The Butler — a movie by Lee Daniels

The Butler comprises two movies in one. Both movies are rooted in true stories, one about a man who serves on the White House serving staff from 1954 to 1987, the … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jobs — a movie by Joshua Michael Stern

 Jobs, Joshua Michael Stern’s biopic of Apple founder Steve Jobs, is easily measured. Its depth requires but a thimble. Its texture is tantamount to tissue paper’s. Its intensity can be … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Blue Jasmine, a movie directed by Woody Allen

  Jasmine has been spoiled.   She is the elder and favored of the two girls adopted by her parents. She parlayed her obvious intelligence, taste, and good looks into … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

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