Movies ''Reversal of Fortune'' is a fascinating...


November 10, 1990|By Lou Cedrone | Lou Cedrone,By the Evening Sun Staff

Movies ''Reversal of Fortune'' is a fascinating dramatization of the story of Claus Von Bulow, who was convicted then acquitted of attempting to murder his wife, the super wealthy Sunny Von Bulow. Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons, left, are Sunny and Claus Von Bulow, and Ron Silver is the Harvard-trained attorney who is asked to seek a new trial for Von Bulow. The film has more humor than you might expect, and the players are superb. Language. Rating: PG-13. ****

College opera is busy these days. Tonight at 8:15, Towso State University presents scenes from seven operas at the Fine Arts Concert Hall. The program is free. Tomorrow at 3 p.m., the University of Maryland Baltimore County presents Menotti's "The Old Maid and the Thief" at the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Tickets are $3 and $1 for seniors and students. Call 455-2942. And at 8:15 p.m. next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Peabody Opera Theater presents Britten's "The Turn of the Screw" at Friedberg Concert Hall. Tickets are $15 and $7.50. One cast sings Thursday and Saturday, the other Friday. Call 659-8124.


Winnie Walsh

A gripping production of the William Inge drama, "Natural Affection," is playing at the Spotlighters Theatre. Directed with sensitivity and insight by Richard Jackson, the story centers on the return of a delinquent teen-ager to his mother's home. His presence is a disrupting force in his selfish mother's life. Explosive theater with an excellent acting ensemble headed by Laura McFarland, right, and William Runnebaum. 8:30 p.m. 817 St. Paul St. Tickets: $7. 752-1225.

For two seasons the CBS series "Wiseguy" was among the most interesting hours of the week. Among the reasons were tight "arc" stories which stretched over multiple weeks, a succession of fascinating villains and, especially, Ken Wahl as undercover agent Vinnie Terranova. But last season's shows seemed to sag and "Wiseguy" was not in the fall lineup. Now it's back (at 9 tonight, Channel 11), but Wahl is not, having chosen to leave the series. Steven Bauer debuts as a new operative, and the two- hour return premiere has him searching for Terranova, who has turned up missing.


Lou Cedrone

"Total Recall'' is a super exciting sci-fi thriller with comedy in which Arnold Schwarzenegger, left, is a futuristic construction worker who wants to go to Mars through Recall, an agency that implants the memory of the trip in the mind of the buyer. Trouble is, this buyer has already been to Mars. Language, violence, nudity. Rating: R. ***

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