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Birdman: Fading Star Tries Broadway Comeback in Dramatic Comedy

A couple of decades ago actor Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) was on top of the showbiz food chain. However, the former box office star’s stock has been declining after playing…

On the Streets of Philadelphia — Discovering the Noir Universe of David Goodis

A nondescript sign hanging above an uninviting door on a street in Philadelphia says ART, BOOKS. The door opens easily and what you see on the other side makes it feel…

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1: An Uneventful Movie Is a Setup for the Finale of the Series

  In recent years movie studios have split their adaptations of finales from young adult book series — most notably, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Twilight: Breaking Dawn…

Richardson Chamber Players Presents Concert of “Divine Winds”

Richardson Chamber Players is moving into its second decade, and the ensemble has settled into a smooth-running chamber music machine. Sunday afternoon’s performance at Richardson Auditorium reaffirmed the ensemble’s mission…

Area Exhibits

Anne Reid ‘72 Art Gallery, Princeton Day School, 650 Great Road, has film drawings and a continual film screening of works by Jerry Hirniak through December 18. www.pds.org. Artists’ Gallery,…

Opening Reception for Lambertville Artists’ Gallery Annual Holiday Show

The Artists’ Gallery at 18 Bridge Street in Lambertville will hold its 19th annual Holiday Exhibition featuring artwork by its 16 member artists from Thursday, December 4, through Sunday, February…

Poe’s Precipice of the Perverse: Hitchcock Takes the Plunge in “Vertigo”

I suggest that Hitchcock belongs —and why classify him at all? — among such artists of anxiety as Kafka, Dostoevsky, and Poe. —François Truffaut According to a 2012 critics poll…

One Show: Three Artists, Brodsky, Leipzig, Naar Share Wallspace at Romano Gallery in Blairstown

Paintings and drawings by three renowned local artists will be on display at the Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts at Blair Academy in Blairstown. The show is an opportunity to…

The Dryden Ensemble Opened Its 20th Anniversary Season With Collaborative Effort

One of Princeton’s most resilient instrumental ensembles is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year — through all the economic ups and down over the past two decades, The Dryden Ensemble…

Interstellar: Astronauts Seek Alternate for Earth in Post-Apocalyptic Adventure

Christopher Nolan is one of my favorite directors, and four of his pictures have made my annual Top Ten List; including Memento, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, and Insomnia. However,…