Posts Tagged ‘michelle williams’

Reviewed: Take This Waltz

Sarah Polley’s second feature as a writer-director, Take This Waltz, is a quiet and at times aching look at depression, dissatisfaction in marriage, and what happens when something new comes along. Michelle Williams, continuing her streak of portraying unhappy women, gives another impressive performance as the melancholy, 28-year-old Margot, alternately looking radiant and weary as [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Choreographers’ Video Addiction, Blue Valentine, Trumpet Grrrl

Amanda Abrams leads off this week's arts section with her pronouncement that D.C. choreographers are overusing—and often misusing—video in their productions. Still, some have succeeded, and she shares some of their advice for successfully marrying dance and video.
Film critic Tricia Olszewski reviews the Michelle Williams/Ryan Gosling drama Blue Valentine and the ponderous, seascape-heavy Alamar—two films involving [...]

Arts Roundup: City Lights Drama! Edition

Hey all, here's a peak at the goings on at the Washington City Paper headquarters around 5 p.m. last night:
So, it was announced yesterday that Gil Scott-Heron canceled his scheduled appearances at Blues Alley, set to take place tonight through Sunday. "Health problems," the performer claimed. It put us in a real bind, because he [...]

Arts Roundup: Jo Bro! Edition

Our own Michael J. West caught up with HR-57 owner Tony Puesan last night, who said the jazz club would be out of its 14th Street digs on December 18. Puesan estimates that HR-57 will be opening in its new location at 816 H St. NE in mid-January.
Well, that was short-lived. After My Beautiful Dark [...]

Arts Roundup: Bieber vs. Wale Edition

Morning, readers. It's Thursday; let's see what's going on in the world.
Outgoing Poet Laureate Kay Ryan gives her farewell reading tonight at the Library of Congress. It's free and she'll be signing books afterwards. Go!
Justin Bieber was nominated for a BET Award. He's up for Best New Artist, along with local favorite Wale. Bieber's in [...]

AFI European Union Film Showcase, Nov. 5 – 24

AFI's 22nd annual European Union Film Showcase opens tonight with Mammoth, Swedish writer-director Lukas Moodysson's first English-language feature starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Michelle Williams.
The festival runs through Nov. 24 with centerpiece screenings including The Young Victoria, a period romance from Gosford Park writer Julian Fellowes with Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend as Queen Victoria [...]