Jason Bailey

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  • 4 years ago

    Lee Breuer’s production of Sex in a Coma at Here is almost unbearably pretentious—a cacophony of whispers, fog, and stilted proclamations—but that’s not the problem. The problem is the utter tonal schizophrenia on display w...

  • 4 years ago

    The hard, sharp banging of the titular object in The Door (at 59E59 Theaters) puts the audience on edge from the moment the lights go up—it rings through the small black-box theater like a gunshot, and returns at regular and unexpected inter...

  • 4 years ago

    We’ve seen the anti-drug cautionary tale many times before, in prestige dramas and cheeseball PSAs and all points in between. Whether it can be done without simplification and sermonizing in the post-“Just Say No” era is a questi...

  • 4 years ago

    Greil Marcus would like to talk about his iPhone. “Look at the iPhone,” he says, picking it up from next to him on the couch in his crisply decorated, sun-soaked West Village apartment. “You know, it’s good looking…&...

  • 4 years ago

    No figure in the relatively brief history of American film criticism has proven as iconic, distinctive, or divisive as Pauline Kael, resident iconoclast of The New Yorker’s “Current Cinema” section during some of the best years of c...

  • 4 years ago

    The Drilling Company and Project Theater’s Mangella is a peculiar piece of work. The first act of this sci-fi/comedy/cyber-thriller is both clever and inexplicable: mixing inventive set pieces and pure oddity, it entertains yet sorely lacks i...


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