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The Night Listener
This taut, wiry exercise in eerie bad vibes, about a writer-cum-radio personality and a disturbing teenage literary sensation, is emotionally dense but never fully takes flight.
"...uncomfortable to watch as Noone tries to get a straight answer from her about her child. Half the time..."

Aug. 4, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green
This story of a young man in search of Mr. Right has a certain scrappy underdog charm but doesn’t flout any aspects of the romantic-comedy formula.
"...mostly unfabulous. Like so many romantic comedies – gay, straight, either, neither – it gives us a couple as..."

Aug. 4, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Strangers With Candy
The high school comedy of co-creators Dinello, Colbert, and Sedaris is completely over the top in its audacity and absurdity.
"...The Colbert Report and The Daily Show). Pushing his straight-man face to new heights of comic melodrama, Colbert collaborates..."

July 21, 2006 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Click
Click is a message movie whose real message isn't "Stop and Smell the Roses, Jackass," but "How to Manipulate the Audience in 12 E-Z Steps."
"...Three Witches et al. feel as though they shambled straight out of one of the Coen brothers' more fabulist..."

June 23, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Omen
Julia Stiles is miscast, although Mia Farrow delights in this unnecessary remake of a perfectly good child-as-Antichrist movie.
"...that's oddly endearing to watch. She plays it as straight as a scalpel on an umbilicus and momentarily puts..."

June 9, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Movies and Shakers
The production companies behind – and ahead of – the boom, and how they might be able to help you
"...office/studio looks, from the outside at least, to be straight out of Office Space's anonymous office-park hellscape – would..."

May 26, 2006 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

An American Haunting
A satanic-possession thriller set in 1817 stars Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek – to little avail.
"...look we catch, several times, in American Haunting is straight out of Nicolas Roeg's Venetian double-take, Don't Look Now...."

May 12, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tintypes
Violet Crown Players' revival of the revue 'Tintypes' doesn't always work theatrically, but musically, its celebration of early 20th-century American music is pleasing to hear
"...as inspiration, stage a lot of the show in straight lines instead of taking advantage of the depth offered..."

May 12, 2006 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Silent Hill
Eerie but ultimately unengaging film adaptation of Konami's smash series of video games has a pitch-perfect score and unnervingly nightmarish imagery.
"...the aforementioned industrial clanging and some broody piano melodies straight out of Stefano Mainetti's score for Fulci's The Beyond...."

April 28, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tell It Like It Is
Cyril Neville holds nothing back
"...and another slit his neck and shoulder with a straight razor. 180 stitches later, he emerged as a scarred..."

April 28, 2006 Music Feature by Robert Gabriel

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