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Oscars Week: My Ballot for Oscars 2017

Here’s my final ballot for this Sunday’s Academy Awards. I predict La La Land will clean up with 9 wins, meaning this will be the most boring Oscars since Gravity swept the tech awards. Still, only one acting category is a sure thing (here’s looking at you, Ms. Davis!), so I’m ready for a good surprise or two.   […]


A loving homage to Old Hollywood musicals, Damien Chazelle’s La La Land is like a crisp sip of Champagne, a charming throwback that’s neither revolutionary nor fully developed. But I still enjoyed it. It’s a contemporary twist on an old-fashioned: the two main characters carry out a screen romance pieced together from countless classic films. Chazelle has […]

“Don’t Tell Mama What You Know”

THEATER REVIEW: Cabaret Studio 54, New York, January 17, 2015 Cabaret has become the Frankenstein’s monster of Broadway, stitched together with revisions each time it reawakens. The current Studio 54 staging revives a revival from 1997. Before their film successes, Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall directed a Cabaret that aimed to be raunchier and bleaker. Soon, community theaters everywhere started […]