All stories by Erica Abeel on BroadwayStars

Monday, November 18, 2019

Film Review: “Marriage Story” — A Divorce From Hell by Erica Abeel

What makes Marriage Story unbalanced and faintly dishonest is that we end up rooting for the clueless male egomaniac. The post Film Review: “Marriage Story” — A Divorce From Hell appea…

Linked From The Arts Fuse at 01:03PM
Sunday, October 27, 2019

Film Review: “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” — “A Love Story With Equality” by Erica Abeel

Portrait is a masterly work of historical realism -- about an enduring love between two women -- done in high-flying poetic style. The post Film Review: “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” —…

Linked From The Arts Fuse at 11:33AM
Friday, October 25, 2019

Film Review: “The Lighthouse” — “Nothing Good Happens When Two Men Are Left Alone in a Giant Phallus.” by Erica Abeel

The Lighthouse generates dark humor from the madness of toxic males gone rogue -- wired to dominate, even as they self-destruct. The post Film Review: “The Lighthouse” — “Nothing Go…

Linked From The Arts Fuse at 02:54PM
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Film Review: “Pain and Glory” — Almodovar’s Remembrance of Things Past by Erica Abeel

What remains so seductive about Almodovar is the way he replicates the movement of thought, creating a seamless weave between the story moving forward -- rather minimal in this case -- and t…

Linked From The Arts Fuse at 10:24AM
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Film Review: Rude, Crude, and Enchanting, This Year’s New York Film Festival is a Helluva Ride by Erica Abeel

Three remarkable films that promise a bumper crop of world cinema yet to come at the NY Film Festival. The post Film Review: Rude, Crude, and Enchanting, This Year’s New York Film Festival…

Linked From The Arts Fuse at 09:12AM
Monday, August 12, 2019

Film Review: “After the Wedding” — An American Telenovela by Erica Abeel

After the Wedding never finds its emotional rhythm; melodramatic confrontations about betrayals and past choices lurch clunkily along. The post Film Review: “After the Wedding” — An A…

Linked From The Arts Fuse at 07:03PM
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Film Review: “The Fall of the American Empire” — Corporate Cant versus Socialist Kant by Erica Abeel

For all its bite, Fall is oddly endearing, too, leavening its harsh portrait of money-madness with aw-shucks moments of solidarity and kindness. The post Film Review: “The Fall of the Amer…

Linked From The Arts Fuse at 10:54AM
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Film Review: “The White Crow” — God’s Acrobat by Erica Abeel

The White Crow, wisely, offers up no easy answers regarding why Rudolf Nureyev defected. The post Film Review: “The White Crow” — God’s Acrobat appeared first on The Arts Fuse.

Linked From The Arts Fuse at 08:48AM
Monday, April 1, 2019

Film Review: “Diane” — Heroine of a Different Stripe by Erica Abeel

What elevates these ordinary lives is director Kent Jones's elegiac distance; the narrative has the feel of a memory piece. The post Film Review: “Diane” — Heroine of a Different Strip…

Linked From The Arts Fuse at 12:07PM

All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes
TBA: Blue