Eric A. Gordon: For such a small-scale production, La Mirada recruited a highly experienced cast capable of straightforward balladry, yodeling, vaudeville routine, extended vocal monologues approaching operatic dimensions, and crisp ensemble precision.
Ed Rampell: Coward’s A Song at Twilight is all the more remarkable in that here, at last, the artist sets aside his coy persona in favor of candor, with the play’s self-revelatory characters and story.
Ed Rampell: While Cesar’s reputation may not be unscathed, he still emerges as a noble working class hero who, in his heyday, bettered the lives of multitudes of the least of these among us, alleviating the conditions of the wretched of the Earth.
Ed Rampell: Alas, too many movies and appearances, too little time. To paraphrase Hamlet, “There are more films in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your filmography.” For the buff, attending 2014’s TCM Classic Film Festival was nothing short of entering the motion pictures’ pearly gates.