Director's verve is balanced by his specific vision and encyclopedic knowledge of filmmaking
'Life of Pi,' 'Silver Linings Playbook' and 'Lincoln' highlight offerings
If ever a play proved one can reach the universal through particulars, it's Bill Cain's "How to Write a New Book for the Bible," splendidly executed by South Coast Rep by way of Berkeley and Seattle.
Michael Golamco's "Build" is alarmed by, among other things, the Internet generation's tendency toward soulless solitude, and the programmer's potential for virtually Godlike creation.
With its literary lion (Jeff Goldblum) roaring and sniffing out red meat among his writing group's eager acolytes, "Seminar" is fueled more by plot mechanics than by the thrum of real life, but on…