‘Oz’ a few bricks short of a yellow brick road

“The Wizard of Oz” is responsible for a bevy of adaptations, including one of the most beloved movies of the 20th century (1939’s Judy Garland stunner), as well as one of modern theater’s most successful musicals (Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Mendzel powerhouse “Wicked”). Be it Dorothy Gale’s famous song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” or the…

‘Take This Waltz’ delivers refreshing take on romance

A young woman questions the permanence of her otherwise happy marriage when a handsome stranger moves in across the street, creating humorous drama between her and her husband through awkward and/or horrifying situations. While this plot may seem like a contrivance of the contemporary romantic comedy genre, writer and director Sarah Polley breathes an unflinchingly…