Raymond J. Barry's "Foreclosure" Play Shines Light on Conflict Between Creative and Survival Values at Greenway Court Theatre
Check out Raymond J. Barry, and also Foreclosure at Greenway Court Theatre, and follow the Hollywood YMCA and Greenway Arts
Secrets and lies carried the day in most of the five films I saw Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival. But then, aren't the most interesting movies built around them? It's so obvious that Mike Leigh used the idea as the title of one of his finest efforts.
A second-rate Die Hard knock-off with Gerard Butler playing the Bruce Willis role, Olympus Has Fallen is preposterously overblown, an action movie that seems to prove the old saying: If brains were gunpowder, this movie wouldn't have enough to blow its own nose.
It's a Chekhovian truism that if you introduce a gun in the first act, it had better go off before the end of the play. That apparently didn't register with David Ayer, who wrote and directed End of Watch, a competent but unremarkable new cops-on-the-streets tale.
Woody Harrelson's tour de force performance in Rampart is reminiscent of Oscar winner Denzel Washington's in Training Day.
Though President Bush adroitly ducked the projectile shoe, his legacy was most assuredly assassinated by a pair of oxfords.