Reel Dad: Bening in The Seagull shines but the movie stalls

Some plays should stay in the theater. While Annette Bening delivers yet another award-worthy performance, and Saoirse Ronan continues her delightful career, this film adaptation of Anton Chekov’s classic play lacks the needed visual variety to successfully transition from stage to screen. While the words and characters work in a theatrical setting, the reality of …

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Reel Dad: That Summer captures the eccentricities of the Edith Beales

Truth is, as the saying goes, stranger than fiction. And for the two Edith Beales — the aunt and first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis — their lives became the basis for two entertainments, a Broadway musical in 2006 and three years later, a television film starring Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore. Until now, the …

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