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Hollywood Fringe Theater Review: ‘The Poe Show,’ ‘Stupid Songs,’ and ‘The Halfwits’ Last Hurrah’

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A late night talk show hosted by America’s most depressed author, a musical spoof and a clown-centric variety hour are some of the bright comedy highlights at this year’s Fringe. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): ‘A Delicate Balance’ by Edward Albee

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Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play comes to the Odyssey in an first-rate production. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Her’

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Spike Jonze applies his distinctive style to an offbeat romantic comedy, and the results are brilliant. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) – The Criterion Collection

David Bennett paves the way for Peter Bark's groundbreaking performance in Burial Ground. Read More »

Book Review: Demonic and Other Tales by Garon Cockrell

Guilt, passion, revenge, dismembered bodies, omnipresent pools of blood, grotesque characters, and vast panoramas of heavenly battle across our world. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Branded to Kill

A journey into the surreal world of an offbeat assassin. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Brazil (1985)

Terry Gilliam's slyly comedic look at an Orwellian retro-future. Read More »

Movie Review: The Fall (2006) – Strange, Beautiful, and Overlooked

Why this film is so obscure is beyond me. It's got bandits, elephants, love, and revenge! Read More »

The Filmic Collage of Buster Keaton

How Buster Keaton went full-steam ahead into the hurricane world of the Irrational. Read More »

Wood Engravings and Collage (III)

How 19th century illustration made the cut, without going against the grain. Read More »