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Best Damn Movies of 2006

8 years ago by Nikki Finke
It's official: Hollywood has run out of original ideas. If you thought 2006 was bad, just wait. In 2007, the studios will give up on birthing blockbusters and instead concentrate on cloning them, with sequel after sequel after sequel. Familiar titles will be followed by so many numbers that filmgoers...
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Best Theater Season

Mosaic Theatre

The Mosaic Theatre turned 10 this past season, and what a birthday celebration it's been. In early 2010, the theater suffered a rare misfire in the form of the musical Make Me a Song: The Music of William Finn. Since then, it has been one winner after another, like Dying...
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Dyke Fem Theater

13 years ago by Mia Leonin
In dramaturgical terms, a play by a man about men is called theater -- from Hamlet to Nixon's Nixon, male playwrights, actors, and themes are not distinguished as "men's theater" (and thankfully so). In contrast a play by a woman about women is frequently dubbed "women's theater," "touchy-feely," "man hating,"...
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Natural Born Theater

15 years ago by Mia Leonin
It's no myth that one of the first constitutional rights for which U.S. settlers fought after freedom of speech was the right to bear arms. Americans have an undeniable fascination (indeed, a love affair) with the gun as phallus -- an insatiable attraction to the romance of the Bonnie and...
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Presenting the only Cannes awards that really matter: Ours.

7 years ago by J. Hoberman
CANNES, France—The competition for the Palme d'Or is ongoing as I write, but the story of the 61st Cannes Film Festival is Steven Soderbergh's two-part, four-and-a-half-hour Che—an epic non-biopic that might well have been approved by Roberto Rossellini, envied by Francis Coppola, and even appreciated by its subject. (And the...
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