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Review: Boston Ballet's fifth 'Night of Stars'

Promise of things to come
Now that Boston Ballet has settled into the Opera House (after nearly 30 years at the Wang Theatre) and its "Night of Stars" gala has turned five — well, the thrill might not be gone, but the novelty has worn off.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 28, 2010

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Review: Tamara Drewe

Arterton, Evans avoid the madding crowd
Stephen Frears's witty film version of Posy Simmonds's graphic novel — itself a loose adaptation of Thomas Hardy's 1873 novel Far from the Madding Crowd — hews closely to its immediate source while lightening the tone and adding sly, Hardy-esque detail.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 13, 2010

Review: Secretariat

Horse sense? Lane, Malkovich keep it sweet and simple
Secretariat keeps it sweet and simple
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 06, 2010

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Review: Caitlin Corbett, Daniel McCusker, and Kelley Donovan at the ICA

Sound and fury
The title of Daniel McCusker's premiere at the Institute of Contemporary Art last weekend was Hidden Noise , but the sound template for the five works on the program was noise in plain earshot.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 05, 2010

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Review: Longwood Symphony Orchestra's opening night

Jordan Hall, October 2, 2010
Jordan Hall, October 2, 2010
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 07, 2010

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Shock and awe

Breathless 50 years later
For a film all you need is a girl and a gun but you need someone to pay the girl and buy the gun." That's critic Colin MacCabe describing the genesis of Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless , the French film that in 1960 revolutionized world cinema with its simplicity, its energy, and its jazzy spontaneity.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 06, 2010



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Review: Videocracy

Silvio Berlusconi may have to work overtime after this
Italian-born director Erik Gandini's damning mess of a documentary purports to reveal that Italy is TV- and celebrity-besotted — which is true but not new.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 09, 2010

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Stark reality

Your indispensable World Cup update
Steven Stark is known to Phoenix readers for his "Presidential Tote Board" odds-making feature, but it turns out that he and his son, Harrison, are also soccer aficionados, having become fans of London side Fulham FC during stays in the British capital.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 14, 2010

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Review: The new, ‘complete’ Metropolis

Bigger and better
Metropolis just keeps growing.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 02, 2010

Play by play: June 4, 2010

Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 03, 2010

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Review: Sex and the City 2

Abu Dhabi to the rescue
Where does your 1998–2004 HBO hit series about sex and the single girl go when three of your four girls are no longer single? How about the United Arab Emirates?
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 26, 2010



Play by play: May 28, 2010

Theater listings, May 28, 2010
Boston's weekly theater schedule
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 27, 2010

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Second sight

Boston Ballet reprises Jiří Kylián’s Black & White
May in Boston has always been Storybook Ballet Month, as Boston Ballet finished off its season with Swan Lake or Sleeping Beauty or Don Quixote , something classical and highbrow and reassuring. That, after all, is what Boston audiences want, right?
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 28, 2010

Play by Play: May 21, 2010

Theater listings, May 21, 2010
Boston's weekly theater listings
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 19, 2010

Play by play: May 14, 2010

Theater listings, May 14, 2010
Boston's weekly theater listings
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 17, 2010

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Theme and variations

Boston Ballet’s ‘Ultimate Balanchine’
George Balanchine was famous for “non-story” ballets, but when you put three of his works — the usual number to fill up an evening — together, you always get some kind of narrative.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 13, 2010



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Jonathan McPhee and The Longwood Symphony Orchestra

 Northern Lights
Jonathan McPhee and The Longwood Symphony Orchestra at Jordan Hall on May 1, 2010
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 06, 2010

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Review: Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI

“Jerusalem: The City of the Two Peaces,” live At Sanders Theatre, May 5, 2010
"You are here to kneel/Where prayer has been valid.” “Here” for T.S. Eliot was a church in Huntingdonshire, but it’s hard to imagine a place where prayer has been more valid than Jerusalem, or a place where more people have died for their faith.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 06, 2010

Play by play: May 7, 2010

Theater listings, May 7, 2010
Boston's weekly theater listings
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 04, 2010

Play by play: April 30, 2010

Theater listings, week of April 30, 2010
Boston's weekly theater schedule
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 28, 2010

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Review: Dancing Across Borders

Dancing beyond conventions, also
Anne Bass’s documentary about a 16-year-old Cambodian boy whom she brought to the US to study at the School of American Ballet looks at first to be limited by its feel-good story arc, but it dances beyond that.
By: JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 21, 2010


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