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Bitter Wheat review - Malkovich and Mamet's monstrous misfire

4 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

Garrick theatre, London
John Malkovich works overtime to squeeze depth into David Mamet's predatory Hollywood tycoon Barney Fein D avid Mamet 's new play, we are assured, is fiction and any resemblance to living persons is “entirely coincidental”. Given that the protagonist is an overweight movie tycoon ruined by accusations of sexual misconduct, coincidence clearly has a long arm. Leaving aside its origins , what is dismaying is the clumsiness of the satire on manipulative moguls: despite the formidable presence of John Malkovich , the play offers the rare spectacle of Mamet punching...
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Bitter Wheat review, Garrick Theatre: John Malkovich captures so well the bluster, sexual hubris and insecurities of Harvey Weinstein

4 monthes ago   |   By The Independent

Malkovich makes his return to the West End stage, after more than a 30-year hiatus, in David Mamet's new play about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, but it never fully reveals the psychological depths of this depraved character
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