"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."
Rocker Tom Morello brought the house down at an event celebrating the publication of the anniversary edition of "Voices of a People's History of the United States."
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.
Most of the reviews call "Nightcrawler" a gorefest, made-for-Halloween, shocker. But there's a lot more to it.
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.
There were many great films at the Chicago festival, including several great bio docs about formidable persons in the arts.