The holidays are upon us in earnest. It's an ideal time to put down the smartphone or iPad and curl up with a good book.
The 1968 film "I Was Nineteen" was written and directed by Konrad Wolf, who used the film to relate his experiences in the closing weeks of World War II.
"Two men converged on Canfield Drive, one man just walking down the middle. My squad car passed him and I stopped; would I make this something big or little?"
It took a full 82 years, but a revolutionary Soviet-era ballet that was purported to be Joseph Stalin's favorite has finally come to American shores.
Who says the operatic art form is dead? Simply put, Florencia en el Amazonas is among the finest operas this reviewer has ever seen.
"Right now, I think we need writers who know the difference between the production of a market commodity and the practice of an art."
This film is "an honest portrayal that also deals frankly with the complex human problems that are involved in molding the communist man and woman."
Two great events of transcendent cultural significance are taking place at or across the street from Lincoln Center in Midtown Manhattan.
While "The Vortex" contains more than its fair share of sharp banter, it is also a powerful dramedy.
New themes are appearing in Russian films that expose the extent of government corruption, which decimates a people subjected to an increasing supply of drugs, crime, and violence.