Category Archives: Movie Reviews

The “Wonderful Life” of Donna Reed Remembered at Screening for The Lambs

It was a holiday season event that had been long in the planning by Shepherd of The Lambs, Marc Baron. As the titular leader of America’s oldest theatrical club, Baron wanted to share Frank Capra’s film classic, “It’s a Wonderful … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s “BUNNY” for HSO at Pavilion

My story could have been called A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but I understand that title has already been used. But dreamlike it was, to see an audience of nearly ten thousand people of all ages, many of them children, all … Continue reading

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A Magnificent MULAN From Class Act Productions

COURIER_3-2-2012 There are times in a critic’s life when one can barely believe the good fortune of witnessing something so extraordinarily splendid on a stage. Last weekend’s Class Act Production of Disney’s MULAN was a case in point. If we … Continue reading

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There’s No Place Like “Home”

Apparently it was no accident that Marcia Gay Harden captured the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (“Pollock”-2000). Her extraordinary talent is again on display in this month’s release of Mary Haverstick’s poignant film titled simply, “Home.” And Harden’s talent … Continue reading

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“The Bracelet of Bordeaux” – Preview

“It is widely recognized that Hollywood is under-nourishing our nation’s youth when it comes to supplying wholesome, entertaining films with general family appeal. If my recent viewing of the final cut print of The Bracelet of Bordeaux is any clue, relief is … Continue reading

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WYM Contest Moves Forward

With an eye to the forthcoming (March 20th) Montgomery College Theatre red carpet gala screening of winning films, the Woodlands Young Moviemakers program recently completed its 2004 professional workshops for students in screenwriting, production and editing. Many parents attended with … Continue reading

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New York Film Exec to Attend Woodlands Young Moviemaker Contest

Excitement is building for young student filmmakers and actors in the Montgomery County area. Joan See, founder of both New York’s prestigious School of Film and Television, as well as one of the largest casting facilities in the Big Apple, … Continue reading

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Opportunity Knocks for Young Area Moviemakers

Hey kids, wanna be in the movies? How about making your own movie and winning cool awards? Valuable prizes will be presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each grade category including Elementary/Intermediate, Junior High and High School. … Continue reading

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75th Anniversary Brings Crowd to Celebrate Bardavon Organ

It was a beautiful spring evening in the Hudson Valley, the elegant theater marquee was flashing, and Poughkeepsie area fans of classic cinema had assembled en masse to join the 75th Anniversary celebration of the Bardavon Theatre’s Wurlitzer organ. The … Continue reading

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Hollywood Hits One Out of the Park with “The Rookie”

Readers familiar with this column have probably noticed that with the exception of occasional cinematic concerts by the Houston Symphony, I defer to our local film critics when it comes to reviewing movies. But on this occasion, I hope my … Continue reading

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