Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Avengers: Joss the Superhero Wrangler, Part 2

Since The Avengers is trampling box office records all over the place, this is kind of a moot point (or a moo point, as Joey Tribbiani would say), but I just want to add my own “Woo-hoo, yay for Joss!” … Continue reading

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Clybourne Park: A Dream Still Deferred

If I’d known that the goal of Clybourne Park is to shock us with the politically incorrect statements spewing from its characters’ mouths, I would’ve skipped it. I hoped for more than just shock value from the play, a sort … Continue reading

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The Palm Beach Story: Sex Gets in the Way for Joel McCrea and Claudette Colbert

Speaking of sex-as-subtext in classic films, The Palm Beach Story was on TCM this week. Preston Sturges’ screwball gem is all about how sex keeps getting in the way of a wife’s scheme to help her husband by divorcing him … Continue reading

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