In Beale Street, love and anguish share the stage in striking detail

The point is made from James Baldwin’s 1974 novel at the start of If Beale Street Could Talk. This drama you’re about to see could have happened anywhere in America. Watch the work of these outstanding actors taking the direction of Barry Jenkins from his screenplay adapted from Baldwin’s deep message and you’ll believe it.…

Julianne Moore loans her soap opera power of the past to Bel Canto

Picture a hostage situation where everybody gets along inside the gates. That’s what unfolds during the 100 minutes of Bel Canto, the political thriller/musical (you betcha!) directed and co-written by Paul Weitz with writing help by Anthony Weintraub in the adaptation from the novel from Ann Patchett. Patchett herself based her 2001 bestselling novel on…