Oct 31 2019

MOVIES: JOKER/JUDY/THE CURRENT WAR

By |2019-10-31T18:30:20-05:00October 31st, 2019|Drama, Epic & Historical, Horror, Movies, Thriller|0 Comments

No doubt you've seen my review of PARASITE,  the most well-conceived, executed, and surprising movie out there now, but here's my take on a few more--worthy in whole, in part, or not at all... These films represent my wide-ranging interest in all kinds of movies, even as fewer and fewer of them are now playing [...]

Oct 22 2019

MOVIE: PARASITE

By |2019-10-23T16:56:49-05:00October 22nd, 2019|Drama, Horror, Movies, Thriller|3 Comments

It's all in the title: PARASITE, a meticulously calibrated, razor sharp masterpiece of humor, horror, and social commentary from Korean writer/director Bong Joon-Ho. "Parasite" which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2019-- and the first Korean film to win that honor--subverts all your expectations as it innocently works its way into your psyche. [...]

Oct 11 2019

THEATER :THE LION KING/ CHOIR BOY/BOOK CLUB/KING LEAR/42ND STREET/

By |2019-10-16T11:08:48-05:00October 11th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Here it is short and sweet--a guide on what to see this weekend onstage! THE LION KING: Disney's extravaganza by way of the movie and local wunderkind Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor, THE LION KING has roared back into town! The show literally emerges grandly from the audience and right up onto the stage [...]

Oct 08 2019

ENTER TO WIN MOVIE TIX: “LUCY IN THE SKY”

By |2019-10-08T18:04:37-05:00October 8th, 2019|Drama, Movies, Science Fiction|0 Comments

ENTER-TO-WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE FOX SEARCHLIGHT’S LUCY IN THE SKY AT AMC BOSTON COMMON CLICK HERE TO ENTER: https://tinyurl.com/LucyBoston *5 winners will be selected. Entries must be received by Wednesday OCTOBER 9! Entering your information does not guarantee you a ticket. Winners will receive their passes in the mail. *Passes Valid beginning [...]

Sep 26 2019

MOVIES: LINDA RONSTADT, DOWNTON, HUSTLERS

By |2019-09-26T20:53:28-05:00September 26th, 2019|Documentary, Drama, Movies|0 Comments

AT LAST!  The juvenile, CGI-infested, big screen parade of sequels and blockbuster money grabs masquerading as movies have released their chokehold on the marketplace-- and the real movie season has begun! FALL brings serious, smart, entertaining, varied, challenging adult fare to movie theaters and I look forward to stimulating viewing instead of sinking into a [...]

Sep 18 2019

THEATER: THE STONE, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

By |2019-09-20T11:16:00-05:00September 18th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

There's a trove of theater to discover in Boston RIGHT NOW! Here's more of what I've seen onstage in the last 10 days. "THE STONE"-- Take a trip to Needham and up a narrow staircase to a tiny theater and a troupe of artists bursting with ideas, talent, and drama. Award-winning Russian theater company Arlekin Players works [...]

Sep 17 2019

THEATER: THE PURISTS

By |2019-09-19T13:30:01-05:00September 17th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

MUST SEE: "THE PURISTS" presented by the Huntington Theatre Company at the BCA Calderwood Pavilion.  Tony and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter (FX "Pose," "Kinky Boots") directs this world premiere hip hop dramedy by actor Dan McCabe in his debut as a playwright. It's timely, wise, entertaining, funny as hell, with a killer cast. The title is rich, [...]

Aug 30 2019

THEATER: SIX:THE MUSICAL (I didn’t lose my head)

By |2019-08-30T23:36:53-05:00August 30th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

In 1971, Helen Reddy sang the hit female anthem: I am woman, hear me roar In numbers too big to ignore In 2019, the cast of SIX: The Musical sang the pop concert musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss about Henry VIII's six wives currently streaming 400,00 songs daily worldwide and just opened at [...]

Jul 30 2019

THEATER: “CYMBELINE” FREE SHAKESPEARE ON THE COMMON!

By |2019-07-30T16:00:11-05:00July 30th, 2019|Theater|0 Comments

Imogen-- where have you been all my life?! I have only seen Shakespeare's CYMBELINE once before (March '92 at the Huntington Theatre) but I don't recall its heroine as vividly as I will remember this boisterous and boundlessly energized performance by Nora Eschenheimer as Princess Imogen, a young woman as honest, loyal, and determined as the [...]

Jul 27 2019

MOVIE: “Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood”

By |2019-07-29T12:44:29-05:00July 27th, 2019|Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Epic & Historical, Fantasy, Movies, Thriller|0 Comments

ONCE UPON A TIME... IN HOLLYWOOD is easily THE film of the summer, the year thus far, and maybe the decade. It's a climactic showstopper of an achievement, Quentin Tarantino's avowed penultimate 9th movie, a full-to-bursting valentine to movie-making and movie stars, his native Los Angeles, and an industry mirroring the turbulence of a culture [...]