Hamlet Goes to College in ‘Wittenberg’
Before returning to Elsinore for the wedding of his mother and his uncle, Hamlet was a student in Wittenberg. Martin Luther, a professor of theology...
David Davalos Sends 'Hamlet' Back to School
David Davalos says that his goal in writing Wittenberg, which opens November 1 at the Cellar Theater, was “to ruin Hamlet for anyone who sees it after this...
'Hellcab' at AtticRep
Like proctologists, taxicab drivers observe the human species from a unique angle. A Google search of “taxi stories” yields more...
'The Flu Season'
A quarter of the way through The Flu Season, Will Eno’s 2003 absurdist exercise set in a psychiatric hospital, patients in the TV room watch a report on how an entire family fell through early-winter ice and died. Skating on a thin dramatic surface, the pla
'Bent' plumbs Nazi Germany's pink triangulation
In 1979, when Bent premiered in a London production starring Ian McKellen, homosexuality was still actively persecuted and prosecuted as a sin and crime. Gays and lesbians were still invisible in...
Fiction leads to murder in 'The Pillowman'
Ronald Ibbs, Maureen Halligan, and David Bowen once bestrode the boards of San Antonio stages. Trinity and Incarnate Word hosted professional productions, and...
'The Tragedy of Macbeth' closes the Proxy Theatre Company's season
What better way for the Proxy Theater Company to vaunt its versatility, following three contemporary productions, than to lower the curtain on its inaugural season with a Shakespeare play? And what Shakespeare play is more appropriate for a young, ambitious
Film review: War Horse
Horses came galloping across the screen in the very first narrative film, The Great Train Robbery (1903), and it was a horse that Eadweard Muybridge photographed in the 1880s in still frames that, strung together, pioneered the illusion of motion pictures.
The Skin I Live In (La piel que habito)
"At age 50," wrote George Orwell, "every man has the face he deserves." But what if a man — or woman — of any age is forced to undergo plastic surgery?
Paranoid visions of the apocalypse
Curtis LaForche (Michael Shannon) is haunted by visions that point either to imminent disaster or else to incipient mental illness. "Is anyone seeing this?" Curtis asks.
Critic’s Pick: Rear Window
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The temperature is 97 degrees Fahrenheit as Rear Window opens on the kind
Critic’s Pick: ‘Casablanca’
Dir. Michael Curtiz; writ. Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch, based on a play by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison; feat. Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains. (PG)
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Alejandro González Iñárritu simplifies and impresses on the streets of Barcelona