Saturday, March 27, 2010


A theater critic reviews Twyla Tharp's latest "Come Fly Away" here. A dance critic reviews it here. Oh, the difference!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Kathryn Bigelow

I don't normally care for Manohla Dargis' sneering takes on most films or issues but I really liked her post-Oscar piece on Kathryn Bigelow.

Sunday, March 07, 2010


Holy cow! I just realized that the Anna Kendrick whom I saw a few weeks ago in Up in the Air is the same girl who performs a rendition of Stephen Sondheim's Ladies Who Lunch in the movie Camp (the best 3 minutes in an otherwise so-so movie).

Watch her as she strides in around 20 seconds into the video and then takes charge from there.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Quote of the day

Via Hendrik Hertzberg, here's James Cameron on ... well, just read it.
PLAYBOY: How much did you get into calibrating your movie heroine’s hotness?

CAMERON: Right from the beginning I said, “She’s got to have tits,” even though that makes no sense because her race, the Na’vi, aren’t placental mammals."