A Michael McDonald tribute? One might initially wonder about the singer-songwriter's deservedness, but upon even casual reflection the choice --- and the voice --- rings true. Many who have…
Thanks to a soaring score delivered by strong leads, this revival of "Chess" works, despite a sometimes clumsy book.
Musical numbers: "Lest We Forget," "We Dance/Shadows Dance," "The Sunshine Club," "Dare to Dream," "Sellin' Man," "Dancin' Up a Storm," "Let It Rain," "We Dance," "I Will Remember You," "Shake a…
Frances Reid and Deborah Hoffmann's "Long Night's Journey Into Day," winner of Sundance's Grand Jury Prize in the documentary competition, offers a compassionate look at the inner workings and…
The Roundabout Theater Co. may be having acoustical problems at its current Off Broadway home, but that's still no excuse for the shouting match at the Gramercy Theater masquerading as "Arms and the…
Produced, directed, written by Ted Grouya. Reviewed at Palm Springs Film Festival, Jan. 21, 2000. Running time: 89 MIN.
Basically plotless, "Pitch Black," the new Aussie-lensed sci-fi thriller, is a bargain-basement "Aliens." Mildly scary but not particularly engaging on any other level, David Twohy's derivative tale…
"There it is. I'm finished," says a Mormon businessman pushed to desperate extremes in the second of three one-act plays that make up the triptych of human tyranny otherwise known as Neil LaBute's…
Despite intriguing cult trappings, the presence of superstar Mel Gibson and a formidable bunch of musicians on the terrific music track, Wim Wenders' "The Million Dollar Hotel" looms as a tough sell…
Reviewed at Palm Springs Film Festival, Jan. 22, 2000. Running time: 97 MIN.