• james feinberg

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    watching season seven of New Girl

    April 26, 2018
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    Writer/creator Elizabeth Meriwether’s brilliant, shockingly long-lasting sitcom New Girl started its seventh and final season April 10 on Fox, and if you want to see how far it’s come, look no further than Schmidt (Max Greenfield), its breakout character and the source of the Krameresque typecasting that will surely follow Greenfield for the rest of […]

    Animal Instinct

    At the movies: Isle of Dogs

    April 6, 2018
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    Wes Anderson can milk the hell out of a dead dog. In the director’s Moonrise Kingdom (2012), Snoopy, the trusty pooch belonging to the boys from Camp Ivanhoe, is impaled by a stray arrow, making him the one fatality in a movie that includes devastating floods, a troop of preteens armed with axes, and a […]

    playing at the movies

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

    March 15, 2018
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    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

    March 1, 2018
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    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

    a play-by-play of sundance 2018

    February 1, 2018
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    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. […]