College-level arts courses renew veterans’ confidence, purpose and identity.
More characters also means actors play more roles, which they love, said director Michelle De Long.
Students go back to school and face cuts to academics, fine arts and athletics programs.
Rhonda Clark and the other minds behind Carpenter Square Theatre’s creative direction read all of playwright Nicky Silver’s new works. Finding one that’s a good fit for their intimate production setting is another matter. Silver is a New York-based writer known for penning off-Broadway productions like 1993’s Pterodactyls, 1995’s Raised in Captivity and 2004’s Beautiful…
If there’s one figure whose life and work were just waiting to be represented in a documentary, it’s Maya Angelou. That is why it’s crazy when you realize that there hasn’t been a single feature film produced about the revolutionary writer until now.
In recent years, Disney has released a series of live-action remakes of its animated films with varying degrees of success.
When not aboard the squall-navigating ships, The Finest Hours succumbs to its back-of-the-box-recipe script.
His physicality — the guy is shredded like lettuce and throws himself at the performance like a berserker — and goofy, sweet buffoonishness (much like Stallone’s in Rocky) combine into a rich character we can’t help but root for.
Spielberg does an excellent job of not overloading the film with too much schmaltz. He is assisted by fluid camerawork by cinematographer Janusz Kaminski and a score by Thomas Newman.
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception) as renowned French high-wire artist Philippe Petit, the movie tells the story of one man’s journey to be the first person to walk “the void” between the World Trade Center’s twin towers in 1974.