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Review by Derrick Carter

Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

MPAA Rating: R for Language and some Disturbing Material

Directed by: Rupert Goold

Written by: David Kajganich… 803 more words


The Notorious Bettie Page

The Notorious Bettie Page is a competent, tame, by-the-numbers, biopic. It is watchable, somewhat interesting, but not fully successful on any level.

It covers Page’s life from her teens to her 30s. 1,250 more words


Ambiguities Abound in Ayad Akhtar’s "Disgraced"

I have been lucky enough to see Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Disgraced, at Broadway’s Lyceum Theater.  But I have not been lucky enough to resolve it — or perhaps that should read “unlucky enough,” for Akhtar’s heady drama is one of tensions and ambiguities; its resolution would spoil a nuanced look at both contemporary issues of Islamic faith and jihadi terrorism, and more timeless issues of identity and tradition.  1,520 more words


A Legal Alien

Disgraced is the Pulitzer-prize winning play about stereotypes harbored against Muslims. The play centers around a dinner between two couples who descend into a conversation about religion that causes cultural misconceptions to surface. 531 more words


Reading the Red Carpet at the 2015 SAG Awards

At the third major Hollywood awards show this season, the stars appeared to have hit their stride, style-wise.

Last night’s SAG Awards red carpet was full of hits and almost devoid of fashion flubs — aside from a few overly busy ensembles and the thigh-slit trend that refuses to die. 420 more words

Movie Quote of the Day - The Notorious Bettie Page, 2005 (dir. Mary Harron)

Man on Street: You don’t have to be ashamed.
Bettie Page: I’m not ashamed. Adam and Eve were naked in the Garden of Eden, weren’t they?

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