‘Hadestown’ Brings New Orleans Style To Orpheus & Eurydice Tale – Review

By sheer happenstance — because sometimes in New York it can seem that everything really is happening somewhere nearby — I saw a revival of Tennessee Williams’ lyrically overwrought drama Orpheus Descending in a tenderly lucid, gripping production staged by Austin Pendleton in a Christopher Street church, poor-theater style with not much more than a few sticks of furniture. The language and a fine company did the rest. That was just a few days before Hadestown, which…

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‘The Man In The High Castle’ EP Frank Spotnitz Addresses Stepping Down As Showrunner From Amazon Series

The Man In The High Castle‘s Frank Spotnitz wasted no time tonight addressing the elephant in the DGA Theater – sort of. “No, I am hugely proud of the show and very excited about its future as well,” said the now ex-showrunner on if he had anything to add to the news that Deadline broke last week that he is stepping down from the position. “I am really glad that you guys are here to call attention to the amazing work that everyone on stage has done,” he added at the start…

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John Carpenter To Exec Produce New ‘Halloween’ For Miramax, Trancas & Blumhouse

John Carpenter, the creator of the original Halloween films, will return to the franchise as executive producer on a new production of the horror movie, it was jointly announced today by Miramax and Trancas International Films. Miramax and Blumhouse Productions will co- finance development and production, with Malek Akkad serving as producer under his Trancas banner and Jason Blum producing for Blumhouse.
Miramax, which holds worldwide distribution rights, said it will…

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‘The Bachelorette’ Premiere: JoJo Meets Her Men

Break out that bottle of rosé — “The Bachelorette” is back! This season’s victim, er…star, is Joelle “JoJo” Fletcher, a Dallas, Texas real estate broker, who was runner up on Season 20 of “The Bachelor” with Ben Higgins. Last time we checked in with JoJo, she heard these words courtesy of Higgins: “I didn’t know if… Read more »

SIFF 2016: Horrorella Reviews TAG and PARALYTIC!

TAG is the latest from Japanese director Sion Sono. It is equally poignant and batshit insane, and will be a huge treat for anyone with a love for Japanese What-The-Fuck-ery.

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TAG is the latest from Japanese director Sion Sono. It is equally poignant and batshit insane, and will be a huge treat for anyone with a love for Japanese What-The-Fuck-ery. It opens on a bus as a class of school girls is en route to a field trip. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a vicious wind rips the bus and its passengers apart. The only person left alive is Mitsuko (Reina Triendl), a shy girl, who, moments before, was more interested in writing flowery poetry than she was in goofing around with her classmates. Shocked and disoriented, Mitsuko stumbles away from the wreckage, only to find the wind following her down the road, tearing apart everything in its path.
She flees, safely avoiding the path of destruction as it takes out several other vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians, and eventually comes to an unfamiliar school, where everyone seems to know her. She knows she has never been to this place, yet she seems to occupy a space here. She has classes, she has friends, and she has a life here that she is unaware of. As she tries to make sense of her situation, she is befriended by Aki (Yuki Sakurai), a kind, outgoing girl who claims to know Mitsuko and helps her to navigate her surroundings as she tries to understand exactly what has happened. This is just the first in a series of increasingly bizarre situations that find Mitsuko thrust into new settings, identities and lives, unsure of how she came

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