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THEATER REVIEW: ‘2.5 Minute Ride’ plays at Hartford Stage through June 23

I don’t always recommend solo performances, but this one is that rare exception. It is a must see!

LEONARD QUART: Reflections on Woody Allen’s sexual politics

Being creepy is not the same thing as being predatory, and somehow the lines have to be drawn.  

LEONARD QUART: A comeuppance for predatory men

The public exposure of the predatory politicians, actors, TV personalities who harassed girls, women, (and boys) should have happened a long time ago.

REVIEW: 55th New York Film Festival, Part II

"Lady Bird" is the debut feature film by actress Greta Gerwig, known especially as the lead in Noah Baumbach's recent films. It's a girl's coming-of-age movie, a genre as rare as hens' teeth. Baumbach's latest film, 'The Meyerowitz Stories,' was also featured in the festival.

FILM REVIEW: ‘Mistress America,’ Baumbach at his most urbane and zany

The film reminds one of Woody Allen at his best -- profoundly urban and urbane with Greta Gerwig playing an even more quick-witted variation of Diane Keaton. I’m not saying Baumbach’s film is as good as 'Manhattan' or 'Annie Hall,' but it comes close.

FILM REVIEW: Woody Allen’s ‘Irrational Man’ — another disappointment

Like so many of Allen’s films over the last two decades, “Irrational Man” seems knocked out -- an incomplete draft for a film rather than a fully realized work.
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