Barbra Streisand “Not the usual glamour girl” said William Wyler of Streisand when he cast her as the fast-talking wannabe star in 1968’s Funny Girl. But it was her turn as a plucky free spirit four years later, in Peter Bogdanovich’s unabashed tribute to Bringing Up Baby, What’s Up, Doc?, that confirmed her as a descendant of Hepburn. There Streisand is, an oblivious harbinger of chaos, hunting a professor who tries and fails to rebuff her in the same way Cary Grant did (although Ryan O’Neal never quite musters Grant’s charisma). Melodrama took Streisand away from way-out comedy, but thankfully she returned to boisterous antics as Roz Focker riding Robert De Niro’s uptight patriarch (“Unleash the beast inside you, Jack!”) in Meet the Fockers. … [Read more...] about From Tilda Swinton to Tina Fey: who channels their inner Katharine Hepburn?
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In March this year he attended the first night in Leeds of a co-production between his own theatre, the West Yorkshire Playhouse, and Northern Stage (in Newcastle) of George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia. He moved quickly and easily around the throng, greeting old friends, darting looks in all directions. Josep Galindo, his young protégé and assistant, was responsible for the production, which matched five British actors with five Catalans in a brilliant adaptation of Orwell's mesmerising account of the Spanish civil war through direct address, film footage, and a series of stage "atmospheres" conjured in an art gallery accumulation of bottles, boots, books, clothes and even oranges. "Josep will be a fantastic director," he enthuses. "This was his first solo production: I can leave him now for the next generation!" … [Read more...] about Shock treatment
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, now $64.99 One of the best-selling games of 2019, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare offers fans a raw, gritty and provocative narrative. It is a reimagined version of the popular 2007 game of the same name. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. … [Read more...] about From Call of Duty and Spider-Man to Animal Crossing and Crash Bandicoot, ten great video games to play when you’re stuck at home