Category Archives: Performers

Naked Lady of the Week: Mistress T

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Is this the first professional dominatrix that we’ve featured? A quick check of the archives reveals that to be the case. With her cool voice and haughty-naughty mein, Mistress T is like the madam of a “Eyes Wide … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Man from Laramie”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: As he does in all the Westerns he made with director Anthony Mann, James Stewart stalks through “The Man from Laramie” with wraith-like resoluteness. His Will Lockhart wears a brown, waist-length corduroy jacket, a battered hat, … Continue reading

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Naked Lady of the Week: Brigitte Bardot

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: A small donkey had a role in the film. Brigitte, who named it Romeo, couldn’t bear the idea of returning it to its owner; she bought Romeo, but the hotel wouldn’t let it sleep in the … Continue reading

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Ad Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Is this the closest Catherine Deneuve ever came to starring in a sci-fi opera? An ad from Women’s Wear Daily, February 9, 1971. Click on the image to enlarge.    

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“The Babadook”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In “The Babadook,” Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent marries the haunted house film to the psychological thriller. It’s a potent union, one that allows her to explore inward-looking themes related to grief and motherhood while delivering the … Continue reading

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DON CARLO, Metropolitan Opera (Review)

Eddie Pensier* writes: I’ve always had big problems with Verdi’s Don Carlo. It always struck me less as a cohesive music-theatre piece and more of a collection of scenes and arias, rather like a concert program. It never really juggles … Continue reading

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“The Last Artist in New York City”

Paleo Retiree writes: Despite all the bitching and carping we here at UR like to indulge in, we aren’t just a bunch of negativity-mongers. (Critics, patooie.) Many of us make our own creative contributions too. Try this, and this, and … Continue reading

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