Tangle of Hormones
Nobody Walks depicts an almost farfetched tangle of emotions and hormones in a superficially casual environment where selfishness is the guiding principle, everyone gets hurt and double standards are rampant in our supposedly enlightened era. “Complicated” is a word spoken more than once; “Men are such jerks” could be the moral if not for Martine’s penchant for flirting with disaster. Directed by Ry Russo-Young, Nobody Walks includes many small moments of good, understated acting in situations of everyday anger, jealousy and intimacy.
Dec. 7-9, UWM Union Theatre.
Home Movies: DVD & Blu-ray
■ Inside John Lennon
Relying on interviews with his sister, the Quarrymen and Apple Records employees, this “unauthorized biography” rehearses the familiar facts of Lennon’s early life and wild ride with the Beatles, skips quickly through the ’70s and concludes with his assassination. Stressed is the importance of Julia Lennon, Paul McCartney and Brian Epstein; dissed are Aunt Mimi and Yoko. The ideas aren’t new but the interviews come from sources less seen.
The Portrait of a Lady
■ “Law & Order Criminal Intent: The Ninth Season”
Ross (Eric Bogosian) is murdered during the first episode, Goren (Vincent D’Onofrio) goes rogue and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) lays down her badge. Well, it’s a two-parter, so lots can happen. In season nine of Dick Wolf’s franchise, the Major Crimes Unit confronts far-flung (and sometimes far-fetched?) cases, but the screenplays are buoyed by the testy humor of the marvelous Jeff Goldblum, continuing in his role as Nichols.