Michael Ritchie


Review: 'Water & Power'


Midway through the world premiere of "Water & Power" comes a lengthy scene so perfectly written, directed and played, so chilling and yet so hilarious, that it justifies the efforts of sketch comedy…

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Review: 'Miss Montigny'


A minor-key Euro variation on Michael Ritchie's 1975 social comedy "Smile," "Miss Montigny" falls somewhere between Ken Loach and "The Full Monty" in its evocation of a small-town beauty pageant in…

Review: 'Dead End'


In 1933, playwright Sidney Kingsley reportedly walked through a New York slum and watched kids swimming in the filthy East River, then looked beyond this shabbiness toward a nearby luxury building…

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