Theater director Ivo van Hove has made a habit of breaching borders.
The lame extras are disappointing, but Spielberg’s quietly subversive political comedy receives an otherwise superlative transfer.
Despite the hysteria, it may not be appropriate yet to call a time of death on the decades and decades’ worth of precedent that will be shattered when Argo wins Best Picture.
By now, most awards watchers are aware of Tony Kushner’s grand task of translating Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals.
The stage bred many of 2012’s finest film adaptations.
Though it boasts the strongest pedigree of all 2012 awards contenders, Lincoln doesn’t play like obvious Oscar bait while you’re watching it.
It’s a a functional gift to all those people who stood in line, in vain, trying to catch a performance of the New York Public Theater’s production of Mother Courage and Her Children.
A show queen couldn’t possibly do any better for the Broadway beat than Dori Berinstein’s breezy, affectionate valentine to the Great White Way.
It inadequately addresses how the elitism of the theater world explicitly works against Kushner’s attempts to bring his eye-opening work to the masses.