Gowns and Pajamas
Watching the 2021 Virtual Golden Globes

February 28, 2021
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Television, Film
February 28, 2021
By Tim Jackson

A wry look at this year’s pandemic virtual Golden Globes, strung together from a lot of different celebrity living rooms.

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February 19, 2021
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Film (2021)
Written and directed by
ChloƩ Zhao
With Frances McDormand

An extended meditation on loss of love, work and home, and modes of survival afterwards, with a penetrating and deeply affecting lead performance by McDormand.

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Promising Young Woman

December 25, 2020
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Film (2021)
Written and directed by
Emerald Fennell
With Carey Mulligan

A feminist revenge thriller about a former medical student who has lost a dear friend because of sexual abuse. Particularly worth seeing because of Mulligan’s performance.

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December 4, 2020
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Film (2020)
Directed by David Fincher
Screenplay by Jack Fincher
With Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried

A dramatized bit of interesting film history about the writing of the American film classic Citizen Kane

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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

October 23, 2020
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Film (2020)
Directed by Jason Woliner
Based on a character created by Sacha Baron Cohen
With Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova

A completely tasteless, grotesque and utterly uproarious send up, based on the Kazakhstani character made famous by Sacha Baron Cohen in the first Borat film from 2006.

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The Trial of the Chicago 7

October 16, 2020
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Film (2020)
Written and directed by
Aaron Sorkin

A dramatization of the trial of a group of young leftist political leaders who promoted, in 1968, a massive demonstration at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

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The Rabbi Goes West

June 1, 2020
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Directed by
Amy Geller, Gerald Peary
Screenplay by Gerald Peary

Film site, with schedule of virtual screenings
A look into the activities of an Orthodox Jewish rabbi and his wife who moved to Montana to help Jews there rediscover their faith.

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Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

February 13, 2020
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Musical (1967)
Book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Music by Galt Macdermot

Directed and choreographed by Rachel Bertone
New Repertory Theatre
Mosesian Center for the Arts
Watertown, MA
January 26 – February 23, 2020

A remounting of the original hippie musical which saw its release on Broadway fifty-two years ago.

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