August Cosentino

Reviews of cultural events in NYC and beyond
Created 06 Jun 2021
  • Theater: Sanctuary City by Martyna Majok @ NYTW
    06 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    In Martyna Majok’s “Sanctuary City,” a young man and woman (referred to as B and G, or Boy and Girl) live an outlaw life in Newark, NJ as children of undocumented immigrants. They grow up together, at...
  • Film: “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” starring Jessica Chastain
    05 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 3 1
    The liberalism of the 1960s, Kurt Anderson tells us, gave rise to the conservatism of the 1970s. This in turn ushered in the Evangelical movement along with such creatures as Jerry Falwell and Pat Rob...
  • HBO: “The Many Saints of Newark”—the prequel to “The Sopranos”
    02 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Popular opinion of HBO’s “The Sopranos” is all over the map. Some people have never seen it. Others won’t watch it because they disapprove of its portrayal of Italian-Americans. And then are those (in...
  • Dance @ the Joyce - It Starts Now: Alejandro Cerrudo
    01 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    You could hear the rousing five-minute standing ovation at the Joyce Theater from miles away tonight. It was also a sigh of relief from dance aficionados starved for great performances not confined to...
  • Theater: Letters of Suresh
    30 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    The best moment in Rajiv Joseph’s new play “Letters of Suresh” @ 2nd Stage is when the eloquent Thom Sesma steps on stage nearly at the end. Theatergoers and Sondheim fans may recognize him from a rec...
  • A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes: A Son’s Memoir
    28 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez once said the thing he hated most about dying is that he wouldn’t be able to write about it. Fortunately, his son Rodrigo, a filmmaker in his own right, has done a bang-up job o...
  • The Professor and the Madman
    26 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 3 1
    Remember letters? They were the chief means of communicating before we had smartphones, the Internet, and TikTok. And rather than meaningless drivel that reaches thousands of strangers, letters provid...
  • An Experience Like No Other: Amangiri @ Canyon Point, Utah
    26 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    You’ve cycled all the major passes of Europe. You’ve had a coffee-grounds massage in Laos. You’ve had lunch at Le Grand Vefour in Paris. What’s next for the thrillseeker within you? Why, a stay at an ...
  • Swing Time
    24 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    Everyone worships the superstars, the outspoken, and the bold-faced names. But what of the second bananas, or the support crew who help make the stars so super? That’s the story of the protagonist in ...
  • My Policeman
    16 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    The announcement of a new movie starring British heartthrob Harry Styles is sure to give his fans serious palpitations. So what a happy coincidence that “My Policeman,” Bethan Roberts’ novel that the ...
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