‘Simpsons’-inspired play drowns in metaphorical confusion

‘Simpsons’-inspired play drowns in metaphorical confusion

September 25, 2013
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It’s impossible not to admire the ambition of the Anne Washburn-penned “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play,” recently extended through Oct. 20 at Playwrights Horizons. With three acts, each taking place in a different time after a vaguely described travesty has wiped out most of the popula... Read more »

‘Bethany’s’ Darkness weighs heavily on the heart

‘Bethany’s’ Darkness weighs heavily on the heart

January 28, 2013
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“You’ve turned your whole life around,” a social worker said to America Ferrera’s character, Crystal, toward the end of Laura Marks’ new play “Bethany.” The scene feels more poignant than the social worker intends it to be, and it is wholly bittersweet after everything Crystal has endured... Read more »

New Anna Nicole Smith film fails to live up to its ambition

New Anna Nicole Smith film fails to live up to its ambition

November 27, 2012
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Live Blog“Addicted to Fame,” David Giancola’s documentary about the making of his last feature film, “Illegal Aliens,” fails in two major respects. It fails to inform its audience about the life of Anna Nicole Smith and also fails to draw any meanincialis ordergful conclusions, instead flip-flopping from one judgmen... Read more »