Tag Archives: August: Osage County


JOSH: I’ll start our discussion of August: Osage County with Tracy Letts’s play, which I saw in New York in 2008. Estelle Parsons (as the drug-addict mother Violet) was sadistically funny, and Amy Morton (as her bitter daughter Barbara) was indomitable. I know Hollywood doesn’t believe me, but dialogue-heavy plays are best on screen when […]

Tis the Season to Be Greedy

If there’s one thing the people want for Christmas, it’s a reminder of corporate greed and one-percenter excess. The Wrap reported yesterday that The Wolf of Wall Street will come out in time for Oscar consideration, on Christmas Day no less. Wolf was first scheduled for November, but there were rumors it wouldn’t premiere until 2014. […]