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Troubling drama features Steve Carell as a loner with an ego the size of his bank account.

The centerpiece, an hourlong battle interrupted by brief tearful interludes, typifies the whole three-part series.

Nearly wordless story about a modest fellow’s search for a pal registers at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte.

He designed it to show off Charlotte Ballet’s strengths, which have increased since its debut in 2006.

A visit to Washington, D.C., on December 7 leads down to the National Mall.

Former Charlottean Marshall Curry introduces us to an ordinary guy who became a freedom fighter against Gadhafi.

Star-writer-director Chris Rock shares a vision that’s sometimes sharp, sometimes blurred.

Bond between a worn-out mother and her demanding son leaves us wondering (in a good way) what we’ve just seen.

Christian Bale’s reluctant Moses embodies director Ridley Scott’s vision. Grade: B

Symphony’s shorter 2015 concert is less diverse in approach but still musically fresh.

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Lawrence Toppman
Lawrence Toppman is a theater critic and culture writer with The Charlotte Observer.