james feinberg


playing at the movies

wilbury theatre group’s the flick at the cable car cinema

Annie Baker’s play The Flick, which won her the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2014, is being performed on-site at the Cable Car Cinema through March 25 by the Wilbury Theatre Group. The strengths of this condensed version of the play (the 2015 Off-Broadway revival ran for three hours and 10 minutes; this version runs…


The Shape of Hollywood

A post- conversation on the Oscars

Josh Wartel: We’re here to talk about the Oscars ahead of it happening on Sunday. James, I guess, starting off, do you have an Academy Awards category that’s particularly important for you? James Feinberg: Well, I’ll tell you, what I’m going to end up being disappointed by is the Best Actor category because the way…

Star Power - Eileen Holland (1)

Star Power

a play-by-play of sundance 2018

Over the first weekend of this year’s Sundance Film Festival in late January, three cradle-to-grave documentaries on cultural figures of near-religious obsession held center stage. Two of them, Susan Lacy’s probing but self-contradictory Jane Fonda in Five Acts and Marina Zenovich’s warm but glancing Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, will soon air on HBO….


So Long, Sucker

Images of a State at the End of an Era

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, on January 16, Chris Christie will become the first Governor of New Jersey to complete two terms in office in almost thirty years. We therefore approach the end of a period to which I must reluctantly refer as the Christie era, an epoch which has taken the citizens of the Garden…

Star Trek (Nayeon Woo)

space oddity

at the movies: Thor: Ragnarok

Plenty of Marvel movies have dealt in the art of the quip, but Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok is only the second to effectively weaponize irony. The first was James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), in which a newly buff Chris Pratt stood out in front of the action, mugging for the camera like Jim…