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  • SXSW Film Review: 'Wild Canaries'

    Classic mystery conventions have provided fertile creative ground for any number of young American filmmakers in recent years, as evidenced by Rian Johnson's "Brick," Aaron Katz's "Cold Weather" and now Lawrence Michael Levine's "Wild Canaries." Starring Levine and Sophia Takal (his wife and regular collaborator) as a sort of hipster Nick and Nora Charles investigating the shady goings-on around their Brooklyn apartment building, this craftily structured yet playfully loose-limbed detective yarn provides a canny narrative template for another of the writer-director's low-budget studies of relational turmoil (following 2011′s "Gabi on the Roof in July"), its occasional descent into shrill bickering largely offset by the filmmakers' palpable delight in their choice of material. Far too eventful, plot-driven and frankly fun to be classified as mumblecore, "Canaries" can only build on Levine's audience; it could catch on with savvy indie filmgoers, particularly those with an affection for the genre being saluted.
  • Review: 'A Parallelogram' as existential riddle

     Review: 'A Parallelogram' as existential riddle
    A high-toned concept combined with disagreeable characters and a jaded worldview provided the formula for Bruce Norris' bracing retort to "A Raisin in the Sun," "Clybourne Park," the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama that became a huge hit at the Mark Taper...

    Math concepts in 'A Parallelogram' a challenge to some audiences

    Math concepts in 'A Parallelogram' a challenge to some audiences
    A refresher course in high school geometry isn't a prerequisite for "A Parallelogram," the play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Bruce Norris running at the Mark Taper Forum. But it certainly wouldn't hurt. The four actors in Norris' strange, ambiguous domestic...

    Tyne Daly Leads Acting Roster At Williamstown Theatre Festival

    Tyne Daly Leads Acting Roster At Williamstown Theatre Festival
    Tyne Daly, Lili Taylor, Alison Fraser are among the actors featured this summer in the plays and musicals at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in the Massachusetts Berkshires. As previously announced, the 58th season will feature: Oscar Wilde’s...

    Theater review: 'Good People' at Geffen Playhouse

    "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire has its West Coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse.