A Killer Returns, But His Target Has Been Waiting

A Killer Returns, But His Target Has Been Waiting

By Vincent Abbatecola In 1978, director John Carpenter scared moviegoers with his terrifying slasher film, “Halloween,” which told the story of babysitter Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis, in her breakout role) who’s stalked by escaped mental patient Michael Myers (Nick Castle). With Curtis’ performance, chilling imagery, and an iconic score (also by Carpenter), “Halloween” took […]

Hollywood Gets Political, But in a Very Different Way

Review of Ben Affleck’s “Argo” BY VINCENT ABBATECOLA Ben Affleck makes a meteoric return as a director for his tension-drenched thriller, “Argo,” based on Antonio Mendez’s true-to-life book “Master of Disguise” and Joshuah Bearman’s Wired magazine article “The Great Escape.” He tells the true story of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, and builds upon relentless […]

Penguin Repertory in Stony Point has Another Winner with “Last Days of Mickey and Jean”

Four Star Review!! BY GEORGE J. DACRE In “The Last Days of Mickey and Jean,” a play inspired by actual events, playwright Richard Dresser in collaboration with director Joe Brancato, have created a mystery thriller and comedy at the same time. It’s a production that excels in set design and presentation, with three performers, all of outstanding cailber and theatre background; Sarah McCafrey, Thomas G. Waites and Robert Ross. This story of the […]