April 28, 1987 |
"Class Relations" is a very long, black-and-white adaptation of a Kafka novel called "Amerika. " It is purposely stilted, confusing and alienating. It is in German. If this does not sound like your idea of a fun night at the movies, read no farther: you will not enjoy this film. But if the above description intrigues you, you may wish to investigate "Class Relations," which sometimes resembles a nightmare and sometimes an avant-garde play. It has to do with the experiences in America of a young German named Karl Rossman (Christian Hainsich)
December 24, 1992 |
"Tis the day before Christmas, and try as I might, anapestic tetrameter's all I can write. Eddie Murphy is on this week's list of hot vids, plus a vampire-filled comedy aimed at the kids. BOOMERANG 1/2 (1992) (Paramount) 118 minutes. Eddie Murphy, Robin Givens. What was supposed to be a comeback picture in Murphy's faltering career is a raunchy contradiction in terms. Murphy is a womanizer who gets his comeuppance when he falls in love, a move that may broaden his appeal but also banishes his trademark humor, with nothing to replace it. R (profanity, sex, sexual humor)
June 15, 2012 |
Minicamp was over, and the Eagles were free to scatter, to enjoy five weeks of summer before the start of training camp and a hard, grinding season. Only Mike Kafka wasn't quite finished. The backup quarterback, as usual, wanted to throw some more, even after the team wrapped up its last offseason practice Thursday. So wide receivers Chad Hall and McKay Jacobson ran routes while Kafka fired a few more passes. Kafka and Hall have made the extra post-practice reps a regular routine since the two joined the Eagles in 2010, Kafka as a fourth-round draft pick and Hall as an undrafted free agent.
April 8, 2012
If Mike Kafka is indeed the Eagles' backup quarterback, odds are he'll start a few games this season. The message boards have been up in arms over this possibility. Despite a small sample of throws, the third-year quarterback continues to fight the perception that he doesn't have an NFL arm. "It depends on who's saying it. You know what I mean?" Kafka said Friday at the NovaCare Complex. "I don't really look that far into it because there's been plenty of great quarterbacks that couldn't throw the ball through a wall if they wanted to. "There's actually a great quote by Joe Montana.
March 1, 1992 |
One day you read in the gossip columns that Steven Soderbergh has just had oral surgery and can't eat or talk because his jaw is wired shut. The next day you're supposed to be on the phone with him, doing an interview. So, Steve, that scene in sex, lies, and videotape where James Spader is camcord-ing Andie MacDowell and she's dredging up her deepest sexual secrets, was that a difficult scene to direct? "Hmmmuurrhhff. Gggrrrmmmpppmmhhh. " And on the set of your new movie, Kafka, is it true that cast members were fined if they used the term Kafkaesque?
June 26, 2003 |
It was a day of conflicting recollections in the cat-killings trial. Jennifer Dilts testified in Bucks County Court yesterday that William Casey George told her at a party Oct. 12 that he would soon be in the news because he had attacked several cats. Though later that night he said that he was joking, Dilts testified, he repeatedly showed her and others at the party the knife he said he used. But James Kafka, who said he was a host of the party, testified yesterday that he could not recall telling police last year that George had told him that he had "messed up some cats.
May 6, 2008 |
Hedgerow Theatre is celebrating its 85th year on stage in style. Its production of the clever, articulate Kafka in the Hedgerows - written specifically to mark the occasion - is more than a way for the ensemble to shake its own hand. The evening is really a heartfelt homage to the very idea of theater. The birthday play was written with obvious love for the stage by Nagle Jackson (A Hotel on Marvin Gardens), whose plays have come alive before on Hedgerow's stage and whose adaptation of A Christmas Carol is a Hedgerow staple.
January 4, 2011 |
'If you're going to write plays," says playwright Theresa Rebeck from the Brooklyn home she shares with her husband and two children, "if you know that's your vocation, you don't want to be trivial. " Rebeck has written novels, film scripts, and TV pilots as well as a string of successful dramas, among them Mauritius (2007) and Omnium Gatherum , cowritten with Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, for which she was a 2003 Pulitzer finalist. She's funny, often satirical, often wacky - but one thing she can't be accused of is triviality.
July 5, 2006 |
Renowned University of Pennsylvania sociologist and cultural theorist Philip Rieff, one of the first intellectuals to explore Sigmund Freud's social and moral impact on Western culture, died Saturday at his home in Philadelphia. Dr. Rieff, 83, died of heart failure, his family said, just months after the first volume of his master work, Sacred Order/Social Order: My Life Among the Deathworks, was published. Born in Chicago, Dr. Rieff took a hiatus from studies at the University of Chicago during World War II to serve in the Army Air Corps.
March 9, 1991 |
Something's out of whack in Closet Land, an intense two-person drama about political oppression, torture and censorship that looks more like a Calvin Klein Obsession ad than an impassioned treatise for human rights. Written and directed by Temple film school alumna Radha Bharadwaj, the entire thing takes place in a jaunty-angled, checkerboard-floored room dominated by towering Greek columns. At any moment, you expect some moody model with severe hair to wander across the colorless scape, murmuring angst-ridden non sequiturs.