Tag Archive | Tracy Letts


They sort of snuck this one in late-summer, and no one paid much attention. A few critics did, and it garnered some solid reviews. James Schamus is an award-winning screenwriter, making his feature debut as a director here. Philip Roth is one of our finest novelists, of course, and “Indignation” is based on his novel […]

August: Osage County

Familiarity breeds contempt says the Bard. That adage certainly seems to apply here, as I reflect back on my initial look at awards-season prestige picture, “August: Osage County” from director John Wells. Would I have enjoyed theĀ film version of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play a bit more if I hadn’t originally experienced it on Broadway […]

Durang! Lauper! Letts!

Sometimes the veterans win, and simply being a movie star isn’t enough. That was the message sent out by Tony voters on Sunday night, and it was nice to see. Case in point: Tom Hanks has been a lovable and, until recently, bankable movie star for three decades. And just a few hours ago he […]