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WORLD OF BALLET BRILLIANTLY BLENDS WITH THE ARTISTRY OF FILM

The Royal Ballet Company-based choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, is one of a few British choreographers that has introduced the blending of classical ballet in the...

THE 1997 DEMI MOORE – VIGGO MORTENSEN MOVIE “G.I. JANE” – STILL A RELEVANT MOVIE IN 2020

It’s been a little over 100 years since American women received the right to vote.  Throughout history women have always been relegated to second-class citizen...

HISTORIC JOHN GLENN NASA SPACE LAUNCH MOVIE “HIDDEN FIGURES” STILL WORTH A LOOK

The 2017 sleeper hit movie “Hidden Figures” began its worldwide $ 326 million dollar box-office bonanza with the relatively small budget of $ 50...

DOWNTON ABBEY THE MOVIE IS CHALLENGED BY THE PHENOMENAL SUCCESS OF ITS PBS TV SERIES

In the world of show business – plays, films, TV, cabaret, ballet, and the performing arts in general - the most formidable challenge to...

LOS ANGELES OF THE LATE 1930’S IS BRILLIANTLY CHRONICLED IN SHOWTIME’S TEN EPISODE SERIES “PENNY DREADFUL: CITY OF ANGELS”

Los Angeles California today is a sprawling, iconic, American city that defies categorizing because it’s constantly reinventing itself.  It’s better known worldwide for its...

POIGNANT DRAMA OF LOVE LOST AND FOUND IN THE BBC-TV MOVIE ”MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT”

Our British cousins shared with us their language, customs and laws for 169 years before we subjects of the Crown and colonists too, decided...

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THE SEARCH FOR POST WORLD WAR II EUROPEAN ART MASTERPIECES STOLEN BY HITLER’S NAZIS IS A INTRIGUING FILM FULL OF TWISTS AND TURNS FROM...

In the sometime labyrinthine and complicated world of art and paintings for sale of the great masters over the centuries, it is easy to...

“Inside the Box”

Apart from being known as one of the best regional theaters in the country, the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles...

MATHEW BOURNE’S “SWAN LAKE” MASTERPIECE RETURNS FOR A SIX PERFORMANCE ONLY RUN AS A MOVIE NOVEMBER 13 THRU 16 2020

Good News for long-suffering aficionados of the world of ballet.   As I have often stated, my beat is theatre and film criticism.  But I recognize a...

SHOWTIME SCREENS THE INCENDIARY POLITICAL POWER PACKED DRAMA “THE COMEY RULE”

PART ONE:  The Comey POV On the subject of “timing” in politics it is said that nothing is ever coincidental or random.  It’s...

INTRIGUING PLAY ABOUT PRESIDENT LINCOLN AND ABOLITIONIST FREDERICK DOUGLASS STREAMS AT NORTH COAST REP THEATRE IN “MOVIE FORMAT”

Covid-19 may still be with us but that hasn’t slowed down the creative theatrical efforts of North Coast Repertory Theatre (NCRT). The Solana Beach...