Movies

Film Review: ‘Misfortune’

“Misfortune” is what it is, a small-budget neo-noir so generic that one half-expects to see a bar code rather than closing credits at the end. Chief among its few distinguishing characteristics: Seth Johnson’s evocative cinematography during nighttime scenes in desert locales near Tucson, Nick Mancuso’s brief but effectively snarly portrayal of a thief who lo… Variety

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Off Broadway Review: Oscar Isaac in ‘Hamlet’

Oscar Isaac’s Hamlet is to die for, but director Sam Gold’s bizarre “Hamlet” is to shoot on sight. Shakespeare has always been an accommodating chap; whatever interpretative indignities directors have inflicted on him over the years, he survives and often grows from the experience. T… Variety

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Dueling Getty Kidnapping Projects Take Advantage of Rome’s Production Incentives

Roma/IPA/REX/Shutterstock On July 10, 1973, J. Paul Getty III, grandson of oil baron J. Paul Getty, acknowledged by many to be the richest man in the world, was kidnapped in Rome’s Piazza Farnese. The bandits severed the 16-year-old’s right ear to put pressure on his reluctant grandfather to pay a ransom. This story first appeared in the July 11, 2017 ...

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