Theater probably isn’t the right word. Performance art might be closer. Something contrived or constructed is performed, at any rate. Whatever it is, it can’t really be reviewed, or at least not by me.
What makes “Hail, Caesar!” more than a well-made tribute, however, is the underlying coherence of concept explored in the story: the obsession with the perfection of human circumstances.
How long is Jude D. “Jude D.” Russo going to wear us out with these cheeky but vapid diatribes? His most recent vanity piece, “How to Write a Jude D. Russo Review,” is the worst kind of self-fondling garbage and hopefully will mark an end of a justly uncelebrated career.
Jude D. Russo has an existential meltdown over "Wings of Desire," Wim Wenders's masterwork.
In our occasional series of film retrospectives, Jude D. Russo looks at Wong Kar-Wai's 1995 "Fallen Angels."
Jude D. Russo has a sentimental paroxysm over Bob Fosse's self-condemnation "All That Jazz." Watch the written expression of that paroxysm.
"Of course naturalism is one very important way to tell the truth, but it is only one way,” Rushdie says. “I guess I’m just encouraging people to be a little more radical in the way they read.”
In “Honeymoon,” the candy layer that coated “Born to Die” and was already thinning on “Ultraviolence” has ceded completely to something sadder, something darker, something more bitter—and something more coherent and compelling.
Arrangements are smaller than ever; so is the music’s charm. And with a play time sitting just under a half hour, one almost gets the impression that Condon could barely pull together enough material for a full album.
Jude D. Russo loves "Blade Runner." Find out why in this installment of the semi-regular series "From the Vaults."
It is rare to find a perfect production, and indeed many would argue that there is no such thing. Whatever the case, Lowell House Opera’s “Queen of Spades” came very close.
While there is much contemporary theater devoted to political and social topics, the approaches vary—as do the philosophical implications. Activist theater on college campuses provides interesting illustrations of these variations.
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