Criticism – Theatre and Film

This section contains articles on theatre, film, and media criticism previously published in other magazines or created for this site.


Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold is Maine Regional Editor for Broadway World. Her frequent articles appear regularly on this preeminent theatre site. Below is the link to her author page with all her reviews and articles.


Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold has covered Maine theatre for this online national site. Below is a link to an index of all her reviews:



Baz Luhrmann’s Rethinking of The Great Gatbsy

Bringing the Beats to the Screen

Frances Ha Delights

Norbert Leo Butz Live at 54 Below

Before Midnight: Continuing the Saga

Matthew Morrison: Where It All Began

The Lone Ranger: Spirit Legends

Unfinished Song Sings of Loss and Love


Blue Jasmine Is Dark and Provocative

The Butler Stirs Memories

Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal Star in Dark and Troubling Thriller Prisoners

About Time Examines Life’s Choices

Intelligent and Moving Saving Mr. Banks

Philomena Is a Gentle and Inspiring Tale

August Osage County Packs a Punch

Nebraska Has a Searing Honesty

A Late Quartet

Hyde Park on Hudson Is a Gem

Intelligent and Moving Saving Mr. Banks


Lone Ranger:Spirit Legends

Winter’s Tale: Magical, Mythical Romance

Two Quirky Films Top Year’s Best List

Don Jon: Edgy and Offbeat Debut for Joseph Gordon-Levitt


Aaron Tveit: The Radio in His Head

Aaron Tveit Front and Center


Dream Casting:Let Us Sing!

Ah, Perchance To Dream

READ OLDER ARTICLES For articles from 1985-2013, search individual publications which may have online archives, or email for copies of pieces from Opéra International, Opera News, Grammophone, Opera Monthly, Opera, Classical Music, Beaux Arts, and others.


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