To Do: January 29–February 5, 2014
25 things to see, hear, watch, and read.
(Photo: Patrick McMullan (Scarlett, Scorsese, Millman); Max Vadukul (Urban); Richard Termine (King Lear))
1. See Charlie Victor Romeo
Trouble in the air.
Hoopla notwithstanding, 3-D isn’t the be-all-end-all when it comes to realism, but it does offer tantalizing possibilities for filmed dance, opera, and theater. Charlie Victor Romeo is based on a theater piece adapted from six actual black-box recordings of imperiled flights (birds flying into the engines, failed hydraulics, etc.). It’s pulse-quickening You Are There stuff, and its 3-D is perfect for rendering the claustrophobic quarters. —David Edelstein
In theaters now.