David Crisp

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‘Certain Women’ worth a look

For an unusual Montana film-viewing experience, you might take in “Certain Women,” a 2016 film written and directed by Kelly Reichardt. We watched it Saturday night on cable and found it both oddly inert and strangely mesmerizing. Not only was the movie filmed in Montana, it is filled with Montana connections. Reichardt based it on three short stories by Maile Meloy, who grew up in Helena. Its stars include Michelle Williams, who grew up in Kalispell, and Lily Gladstone, who was born on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and has a degree from the University of Montana. Continue Reading →

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Rosendale muffs easy radio play

“Sharia Steve,” the caller said, and I hoped for an epiphany. Matt Rosendale, who hopes to abandon his job as state auditor to become a U.S. senator next year, was being interviewed last week on the “Voices of Montana” radio show. The caller was slandering Gov. Steve Bullock, and I was hoping Rosendale might have a John McCain moment and set the caller straight. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Doubt’ makes persuasive theater opener

Nothing evokes the hazards of theatrical entrepreneurship like introducing the company’s first season with a play called “Doubt.”

But the Yellowstone Repertory Theatre’s maiden production quickly removed all doubt about the quality of its work, if not the sustainability of its venture. “Doubt: A Parable” was performed superbly and suggests high promise for the season to follow. (more…) Continue Reading →

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