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Behind the Falsetto

The film version of Jersey Boys plays more like a bad mob movie than the music-filled, Tony-winning musical on which it's based.

published Friday, June 20, 2014
Just OK

The film version of Tracy Letts' August: Osage County boils a great play down to a superficial star vehicle.

published Friday, January 10, 2014
Nothing, Indeed

Joss Whedon's low-budget, contemporary take on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is as twee as it gets.

published Friday, June 21, 2013
Verdi Bland

In Dustin Hoffman's Quartet, great performances save a maudlin film about former opera singers.

published Saturday, January 26, 2013
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Les Missing the Mark

The anticipated film version of the musical Les Miserables ends up overwrought melodrama, no thanks to some badly miscast parts.

published Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The Power of Four

The film A Late Quartet, which profiles an unraveling string quartet, benefits from a strong ensemble.

published Friday, November 9, 2012
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The Shih Tzu Hits the Fan

Playwright/screenwriter Martin McDonagh's second feature, Seven Psychopaths

published Friday, October 12, 2012
Psycho Killer

William Friedkin directs a film version of Tracy Letts' early play Killer Joe, and the results will slay you.

published Friday, August 3, 2012
The Right Moves

Step Up Revolution won't win any awards for acting or writing, but what really matters is the dance. And it's the best of the franchise.

published Friday, July 27, 2012
Film Review: Coriolanus

Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in a bold, modern adaptation of Shakespeare's bloody tragedy.

published Thursday, March 1, 2012
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The 3D Brilliance of Pina Bausch

With the Oscar-nomimated documentary Pina, Wim Wenders takes the dance film to a new level.

published Friday, February 3, 2012
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Love, Death and Music

A new documentary explores deep themes through Mahler's Second symphony.

published Monday, December 5, 2011
Sing It Forward

A review of Holidazzle Act II, the second charity album from DFW Actors Give Back, with samples of some of the tracks.

published Monday, November 7, 2011
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Nice Guys Finish Last

In her biography of René Blum, writer Judith Chazin-Bennahum investigates why the Ballets Russes leader wasn't more famous.

published Wednesday, August 3, 2011
A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Girl

Live from the Met HD takes a stab at Lucia di Lammermoor.

published Sunday, March 20, 2011
Book Review: Apollo’s Angels

Jennifer Homans takes a vivid look at the ever-evolving yet constant art form of ballet.

published Friday, March 18, 2011
Nixin' China

He may not have been a crook, but Adams' opera Nixon in China deserves a sentence.

published Sunday, February 20, 2011
These Boots Are Made for Listenin'

Betty Buckley's Bootleg: Boardmixes From the Road is a treat for fans who understand her sensibilities.

published Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Angel Hair Western

Puccini’s Girl of the Golden West gets up close and personal, and the leading lady slims down, in the Live at the Met HD series.

published Thursday, January 13, 2011
Good Grief

Despite great performances, the film version of David Lindsay-Abaire's play Rabbit Hole loses steam.

published Saturday, December 25, 2010
Stormy Weather

Julie Taymor's film version of The Tempest gets lost at sea—and in cheesy effects.

published Sunday, December 19, 2010
Feather Dustup

The psychosexual thriller Black Swan might make kids think twice before choosing ballet as a career path.

published Sunday, December 5, 2010
Memoirs of a Diva

Patti LuPone tells (almost) all in her memoir.

published Monday, November 15, 2010
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Bach and Forth

CD review: Pianist Jeffrey Biegel's Bach on a Steinway.

published Friday, November 12, 2010
Diary of Poetic Black Women

Tyler Perry’s vision in For Colored Girls is clear, though misguided.

published Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Madness and Music

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould tells a sad, compelling story.

published Sunday, November 7, 2010
Boris Good Enough

The Metropolitan Opera goes Russian at the Cineplex.

published Thursday, October 28, 2010
Problem Solved

Complicte's A Disappearing Number integrates the avant-garde and accessible — through mathematics.

published Thursday, October 21, 2010
Take Back the Night

The Fort Worth Opera's recording of Before Night Falls should be in the diehard opera fan's collection.

published Sunday, October 17, 2010
Of Gods, Dwarfs and Popcorn

Live from the Met, Wagner's Das Rheingold comes to the multiplex. With season schedule.

published Monday, October 11, 2010
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