actor: Joel Grey

Further Tales of the City

While it tackles many sides of the romantic life of our society, this film still feels contrived and out-dated since it blatantly fictionalizes events revolving around 1981. While well written, Maupin relies too much on romantic activity than the forces that drive the romanticism of the [...]

The Fantasticks

February 27, 2001
Made five years ago, the studio had shelved the film, worrying that the musical had seen its day. Madonna’s “Evita” had bombed at the box office and the gentle romantic quality of musical comedy didn’t seem promising when edgy and gross-out material was the in-thing for young ticket buyers. [...]

Dancer in the Dark

This isn’t your mother’s musical. Don’t look for the happy ending with the lead finding romance and dancing off into the sunset. It couldn’t be drearier had Kafka and Lenin collaborated on the screenplay. The lead even kills a man and is put on trial. If found guilty, she will hang. [...]

Christmas Carol

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Many may be a bit hesitant about viewing a story featuring “ghosts,” but “A Christmas Carol” is a parable about redemption. Much like “It’s A Wonderful Life,” it demonstrates how one life can affect so many others. Both the book and this account emphasize Christ’s birth through [...]