FILMS REVIEWS INCLUDE:

My Brother Jack

Tremendous performance from Marco Leonardi… There’s a raw, visceral force to Leonardi’s portrayal of the tormented Jack… Director Anthony Caldarella gives the material a strong sense of veracity and tells a gripping story…” Brandan Kelly, VARIETY

Like the film Mack, John Turturro’s autobiographical homage to his father, and Stanley Tucci/Campbell Scott film Big Night, My Brother Jack has to burn its way through the condition reflexes the audience primed on big gang war films by Scorsese and Coppola. In Caldarella’s My Brother Jack, no one gets shot, and the neighborhood Don with a raspy voice turns out to be a pussycat and speaks Yiddish… The four brothers have an earnestly passionate bond that is so authentically portrayed that it is so painful to watch their affection collapse in the face of Jack’s incurable problem… there are underlying causes for Jack’s addiction, but the film never reveals what they are, perhaps because Mr. Caldarella doesn’t know, as few do who deal with love “A classically realistic film… terrific brave performances… Marco Leonardi is a young Brando.   Joe Pintauro, THE EAST HAMPTON STAR

 The Hampton International Film Festival 
Heartfelt and deeply emotional…well crafted authentic characters and great acting…. Leonard Nimoy

Refreshingly unconventional and colorful Italian-American characters…excellent direction and production values; beautifully lensed.”   Peter Zinner, Film Editor, The Godfather

…Due to the anti-drug message My Brother Jack was endorsed…. 
By Rob Houseman of The National Drug Control Policy at The White House.

AWARDS: 

My Brother Jack had its world premiere at the Hampton Film Festival. It has won several awards including best Italian-American Film, best Actor, and best Director, Naples Film Festival.  The Maverick Film Award for best Director, the Method Festival. Four awards including best Director and best Italian-American Film, Brooklyn/Manhattan Film Festival

STAGE REVIEWS INCLUDE:

 THE PRICE by Arthur Miller
The drama is gripping under Anthony Caldarella’s direction………LA WEEKLY
Outstanding ensemble…. insightful staging…VARIETY
Credit Anthony Caldarella for the astute direction…HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

THE LOVER & THE COLLECTION by Harold Pinter
Robust directions…First rate acting….LA WEEKLY

Best Director Award-LA Weekly

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE by Martin McDonagh
Wonderful, Juicy, funny and poignant under Anthony Caldarella’s direction…LA TIMES

A TASTE OF HONEY by Shelagh Delaney
Excellent staging….LA TIMES
Critic’s Pick…BACKSTAGE WEST
Astute direction…IN THEATRE  
Anthony Caldarella richly captures the piercing emotion of this work…EASY READER. 
Sharp edge direction.……...NOHO-LA

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE by Arthur Miller
Anthony Caldarella effectively balances the passion of the family in an emotional catastrophe of love, loyalty and betrayal………LA TIMES
Extraordinary production under Anthony Caldarella understated direction….LA Weekly      Nomination for Best Director-LA Weekly…Best Director AwardDrama Logue

DETECTIVE STORY by Sidney Kingsley 
Anthony Caldarella’s admiral production has a gritty, tough swagger, with a cast of 27…………LA TIMES
Under Anthony Caldarella’s direction, this production is nearly flawless…LA View
Bravo! Bravo! Critic’s Choice………Best Director Award-Drama Logue

THE GREAT SEBASTIANS by Lindsay and Crouse
Director Anthony Caldarella gets solid performances out of his seasoned cast…. LA TIMES

IDIOTS DELIGHT by Robert Sherwood
Under Anthony Caldarella’s meticulous direction the huge ensemble of actors gives inspired performances...LA TIMES

LOONACY by Kieran Angelini……………..dynamic performances under Anthony Caldarella’s Laser-sharp direction…Pick of the Week…LA Weekly
Robert Constanzi and Ken Lerner are terrific under Anthony Caldarella crisp direction…AFTER DARK

FOUR DOGS AND A BONE by John Patrick Stanley
Under Anthony Caldarella expert direction, he skillfully captures pungent, nonstop humor…. LA TIMES

 

 

 

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