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Review: ‘Private Confessions’ at The Kennedy Center

How might one react to finding and reading their mother’s diary after her death? Did she purposely leave the diary so it would be...

Review: ‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo’ at Theater J

Tinsel and garlands are festooned about a beautiful 10 foot tall Christmas tree. Easy to be captivated with such an exquisite Christmas touch.  But,...

Review: ‘Jacques Brel: Songs From His World’ at Source Theatre

Time has not dimmed the impact or abundant love for the musical works of Jacques Brel; even now, nearly 40 years since his untimely...

In the Moment: Interview with Lighting Designer Andrew F. Griffin

Folger’s production of Antony and Cleopatra directed by Robert Richmond has garnered its rightful share of critical acclaim. Its lighting design is a critical...

Review: ‘Stones in His Pockets’ at Keegan Theatre

Engaging with warm-hearted humor and disarming in the depth of scenes about lost boys and bitter men with their dreams crushed, the Keegan Theatre...

Review: ‘Bernstein on Broadway’ at The Kennedy Center

It was a glorious evening for Leonard Bernstein and musical theater fans at The Kennedy Center. It was the exceptional, one-night-only opening to the...

Film Review: ‘Ingrid Goes West’

Instagram should probably be billed as a co-star in Ingrid Goes West. Instagram’s rhythms; tap tap, CLICK, an empty heart goes lovely pinkish red;...

Review: ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ featuring Tom Teasley at Constellation Theatre...

When The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari hit German movie screens in 1920, it baffled and delighted audiences who had primarily been entertaining themselves with...

Review: National Theatre Live: ‘Angels in America’ Part Two in HD

Tony Kushner divided his epic play, Angels in America, into two parts. The second half, subtitled Perestroika, was beamed live to cinemas worldwide on...

Review: National Theatre Live: ‘Angels in America’ Part One in HD

Angels in America remains a sad, hilarious, hallucinogenic theatrical achievement. The juxtaposition of those seemingly-opposite qualities is what makes the play memorable. It has even...

Movie Review: ‘Landline’

Landline, the latest from Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm, the creative team behind Obvious Child, opens with the sounds of… rutting, I guess is...

Film Review: ‘Abacus: Small Enough to Jail’

The fallout of the financial crisis is still being thrashed out in full public view, which makes for a terribly difficult documentary subject; we...

Film Review: ‘A Jew Must Die’ Appearing at the Washington Jewish...

I have seen many World War II films that focused on either the battles that were fought, or the horrors of the Holocaust. Only...

Film Review: ‘The Wedding Plan’

Near the beginning of The Wedding Plan, the latest from Israeli-American filmmaker Rama Burshtein, we find ourselves in an uncomfortable place. Michal, whom we...

Film Review: ‘On the Map’ Appearing at the Washington Jewish Film...

Everybody loves an underdog story, especially in the world of sports. Some of these stories are well-known likes The Miracle on Ice. But, sometimes,...

In The Moment: A Report on ‘ReBirth of a Nation’ at...

It was an evening like few others in the company of of hundreds at The Kennedy Center on a recent evening. What took place...

Film Review: ‘Cloudy Sunday’ Appearing at the Washington Jewish Film Festival

In most wartime films, the plot lines tend to not feature one thing: a romantic story. This is done to keep more emphasis on...

Film Review: ‘Fog in August’ Appearing at The Washington Jewish Film...

The horrors of the Holocaust have been portrayed many times in film, most notably Schindler’s List and The Pianist. One such horror, however, has...

Film Review: ‘Menashe’ Appearing at The Washington Jewish Film Festival

Fuelled by fantastic performances and effective cinematography, Joshua Z. Weinstein’s Menashe brings to light the world of Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community through the story...

Movie Review: ‘The Lost City of Z’

The Lost City of Z is a throwback adventure story. Based on the book of the same name by David Grann, the film follows...

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