Even if Conor McPherson weren't so forthcoming about his past in interviews, his plays would likely be identifiable as those of a lapsed Catholic and former alcoholic, wrestling with personal demons…
How can you take a play seriously when its protagonist is a teenage hooker who needs only six months with a caring older man to transform herself into an interior designer? How can you avoid wincing…
There's a lot of sap in this Christmas tree. The self-proclaimed "first African-American ensemble comedy" of the season (despite following November hit "This Christmas"),
Michael Mongillo's modestly clever mockumentary "Being Michael Madsen" could generate smiles of approval among showbiz insiders and media-savvy civilians as homevid and pay-cable fare.
Neither as outrageous nor audacious as its premise might suggest, "Special Needs" is a fitfully funny but mostly toothless satire of reality television.
Charles Biname's biopic of Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, "the Babe Ruth of hockey," could not be squarer even if it were made during the 1937-1955 era it portrays.
In Tracy Letts' ferociously entertaining "August: Osage County," the American dysfunctional family drama comes roaring into the 21st century with eyes blazing, nostrils flaring and fangs bared, laced…
Normal is homo and abnormal is hetero in breezy, bright-looking "Straight Story," a mildly amusing role-reversal comedy that rarely goes any deeper than its initial premise.
"Pals" is a serviceable but rather predictable drama in which marital tensions erupt due to an unexpected event.
The long-running antipathy of Greeks toward Albanian migrants -- generally depicted as criminals or hijackers in movies -- finds a much more solid dramatic base in "The Homecoming," a notable first…
Thanos Anastopoulos' sophomore outing, "Correction," spends a long time going nowhere in particular.