If you’re excited by the imminent arrival (Dec. 25) of a movie version of Into the Woods, you can get ready for the experience by catching a performance of the show at the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts.
Although Safe House is the title of Keith Josef Adkins’ world
premiere play at the Cincinnati Playhouse, the primitive but neat cabin inhabited by the Pedigrews, a free
family of color in 1843 Kentucky, is a dangerous place.
I love Donna Stern (Jenny Slate), the protagonist of Obvious Child,
the new indie dramedy from co-writer and director Gillian Robespierre
(working from her 2009 short of the same name), because Donna is
wickedly smart and engaging, a cute Jewish woman we rarely get to see in
mainstream romantic comedies.
Based on his work as a filmmaker, David
Michôd, Australian partner of the brothers Edgerton (Joel and Nash),
channels into the darkest corners of his heart to investigate the
primal, animalistic urges that take mankind far away from the civilized
façade we’ve constructed for ourselves.
Strangely, but perhaps predictably, James
Mercer’s recent career moves seem indicative of diva behavior — signing
with Columbia, dismissing his longtime bandmates and making The Shins
something of a solo venture while exploring outside projects like Broken