Author Archive for Mike Cuthbert

Good Second Half

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Conrad Birdie (Slava Yun), Sweet Apple adults, boys and teens sing “Honestly Sincere” in the Quince Orchard High School production of “Bye Bye Birdie.”

The arts and athletics have a great deal in common. It takes a lot of time and effort to mount a successful team and for leaders to emerge. Games and performances develop rhythms of their own, and a strong effort…

Mike at the Movies

The Grand Budapest Hotel (R) **** This is one weird, funny, audacious and wonderful piece of filmmaking. It is not to be watched while fatigued or in an inattentive manner: You’ll lose track. Briefly, the story is the history of…

Play Ball!

Opening Day for the Cougars was supposed to be at Whitman, but the Vikings’ field was a quagmire and the two teams faced off at Quince Orchard to start the baseball season. Jason Gasaway, the Cougars’ longtime coach, was encouraged.…

Mike at the Movies

Pompeii (PG-13) ** This is a movie, not a documentary. It is a movie we’ve all seen before. It involves a slave who is a gladiator, small but effective, a black slave who is the noblest character in the cast,…

Mike at the Movies

The Monuments Men (PG-13) **** George Clooney gambled on his audience and their patience in this odd war film. Many critics find it too episodic and slight for true praise, and episodic it is. Perhaps Clooney, who wrote and directed…

Patient First Facility Proposed for Lakelands

The Jan. 15 meeting at the Lakelands Clubhouse marked the first unveiling for the community of the proposed Patient First-Johns Hopkins Health Service project. A full-house crowd of approximately 150 packed the Green Room of the clubhouse to hear representatives…

Chris Goodrich and a Life Well Versed

Photo | Mike Cuthbert

Together, Chris Goodrich and Rachel Stroud-Goodrich create a life in the arts.

Chris Goodrich has come home. Born and raised in Montgomery Village, he left many years ago to make his way in the world. He spent time in New York, widely regarded as the theatre mecca, became an actor and director,…

Mike at the Movies

August: Osage County (R) ***** This film will take over your mind and start gnawing at your soul before you know what happened. It is the story of a family brought together by what nobody will admit was the suicide…