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A Bronx Tale at DPAC Is Fast and Fun

When the curtain rises on A Bronx Tale: The Musical at the Durham Performing Arts Center, it’s the 1960s; and we are on Belmont Avenue in an Italian-American neighborhood of the Bronx. It’s a world in which a gang leader praises Machiavelli and extols the virtues of instilling fear, rather than earning love. “Being a… Read More ›

A Bronx Tale Dazzles at DPAC

Based on both the 1993 film of the same name that marked Robert DeNiro’s directorial debut and the one-man show that inspired it all, DPAC’s production of A Bronx Tale effectively brings to life a story that is at times frightening, often touching, and above all, incredibly honest and real. The show opens with its… Read More ›

Silver Linings Playbook

“Silver Linings Playbook” One of the Year’s Best

“Silver Linings Playbook” is a rarity in movies. Adapted from Matthew Quick’s novel, the film pulls off what maybe only “Fight Club” and “Forrest Gump” have before. Surpass the original source material. Recently released from a mental institution, Pat (Bradley Cooper) wants to accomplish all of the things his estranged wife always wanted him to,… Read More ›

Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper in "Limitless"

Bradley Cooper Uses 100% Of His Brain in “Limitless”

“Obviously, I’ve miscalculated a few things” says Bradley Cooper starring and narrating (as well as co-executive producing) this shiny new thriller that is #1 at the U.S. box office right now.