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At the Folger: Globe players' Hamlet; Capital Fringe: Duchess of Malfi, Anouilh's Antigone, Master Harold & Aphra Behn


Lyndsey N Snyder as the Duchess (We Happy Few)


Naeem Hayat as Hamlet (Globe players)


Emily Relva as Anouilh’s Antigone (Wandering Theater)

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Breaking Bad: Season 3:8-10: Stasis


Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) listening to one another

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I did not write a separate blog on Season 3:5-7… 1,670 more words

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Jan Troell's The Last Sentence -- & Lodz Ghetto: Inside a Beseiged Community


Torgny Segerstedt (Jesper Christensen) and Maja Forssman (Pernilla August) late at night in bed reading …

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In recommending this film (now playing in New York City and Los Angeles) as profound and significant, one has to talk of Nazism and the almost unspeakable acts done to the vast majority of powerless Jewish people that are rarely brought home to people anymore in all their terror, horror, realities. 2,482 more words

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Brideshead Revisited: contra mundum


Sebastian (Anthony Andrews in his greatest role, how I loved and bonded with him) and Charles (Jeremy Irons) at the hospital in Morocco Their first early love like mine and Jim’s… 1,673 more words

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Bloody Murders and Country Houses


Steven Mackintosh as Robert Audley plays a kind of Valmont to Neve McIntosh as a kind of Madame de Merteuil-Lady Audley (remember John Malkovitch and Glenn Close in… 1,286 more words

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