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Film, Ladies Light

Ladies Light

"What do you think this is?" cries a lady who lunches in Diane English's remake of George Cukor's The Women. "Some kind of '30s movie?" Even without the 14-year struggle to get the Murphy Brown writer's pet project past studio…
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Culture, Stage

Prelude to a Kiss

In this comedy, playwright Craig Lucas puts a literal spin on the age-old cliché "He became a completely different person after we were married." The courtship between affable medical publisher Peter and insomniac barmaid Rita passes uneventfully enough in a…
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Film, Disconnect


Even at just 92 minutes, this film feels endless. Intended as a humorous, heartwarming take on dysfunctional family relationships, Hanging Up doesn't work as comedy or drama or anything in between. Given its wealth of above-the-line talent -- director and…
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Reel World

Magnificent Obsession Perhaps it's time, I humbly submit, for the Chronicle to update and redraw the 52-year-old Little Man. Instead of his position in a stiff-backed chair, show us the angle of his erection, since that's the measuring rod favored…
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