My best film reviews of the last year include Ralph Fiennes’s “Coriolanus”, Wim Wenders’s “Pina 3D“, Gary Hustwit’s “Urbanized“, the Canadian film “Monsieur Lazhar”, and Phillida Law’s “The Iron Lady”. I have interviewed director Richard Linklater on his new film “Bernie” and covered Kenneth Branagh’s live interview at the SF Film Festival in 2012.
My best theatre criticism in the Bay Area include reviews of David Mamet’s “Race” , Pinter’s “The Caretaker”, “West Side Story”, and “The Aliens” at the SF Playhouse. In Toronto, highlights include my review of “My Fair Lady” at the Shaw Festival, “Richard III” at the Stratford Festival, and “Billy Elliott” at Mirvish.
I have interviewed several great jazz musicians over the years: Joshua Redman , Hiromi, Alex Pangman, and Geri Allen. My best jazz reviews tend to also be of my favourite concerts: Chris Potter’s Underground , the Keith Jarrett Trio, the Hiromi Trio Project , the Dave Holland Quintet, and Sonny Rollins/Dave Brubeck/Charlie Haden & Ethan Iverson.