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List: The Films of Meryl Streep

Excited over the release of Florence Foster Jenkins this weekend, here is a list of the Meryl Streep films I have seen so far. The “mighty Meryl” is indeed an actress like no other, with characters so disparate many of them seem to have nothing in common with another (from the tortured Holocaust victim in  2,120 more words


August: Osage County

‘This mad house is my home’ – this pretty much sums up August: Osage County. A choice of film made spur of the moment after flicking through the channel guide, yet that I really did thoroughly enjoy and would absolutely watch again. 295 more words


David Singer is Chicago's Renaissance Man

Local filmmaker, writer and musician David Singer joins Justin to talk about his upcoming film, “Imperfections,” doing the music for “August: Osage County” and “Of Mice and Men,” his relationship with the Steppenwolf Theatre, making the transition from making music to filmmaking, and his show on June 24th at… 44 more words

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Movie Reviews: Burnt

Burnt directed by John Wells

From the director of August: Osage County and Company Men, John Wells goes back to the well telling well, the same story. 437 more words

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Chicago Theater Review: 'Mary Page Marlowe' by Tracy Letts

Before playwright Tracy Letts and director Anna D. Shapiro teamed up at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater for the explosive, Tony and Pulitzer-winning family drama “August: Osage County,” they collaborated on the pensive “Man from Nebraska,” the more direct tonal and thematic predecessor of their latest collaboration, “Mary Page Marlowe.”  This is Letts in contemplative mode, theatrically plumbing large questions like “what is a person?” and, therefore, “what is a life?”  In a dense and demanding 80-minute one-act, six different women, including Blair Brown (“Orange is the New Black”) and Carrie Coon (“The Leftovers”), play the title character at different ages, with the narrative jumping around in time from one scene to the next.  571 more words


My Perspective - "August: Osage County"

For the last couple of months, I have been working on the theatric production of the play “August: Osage County” written by Tracy Letts… 487 more words

August: Osage County

Tracy Letts' August: Osage County

Mid-week hello’s to you, readers!

This week actually feels really packed. I have an unnecessary amount of appointments, the ones you get for routine check ups you don’t really want. 470 more words