Monthly Archives: October 2016

Keeping Up With The Joneses – Film Review

He’s a tall, handsome man who writes travel articles, or so he says; she’s a tall, leggy woman from Greece, or so she says, and together they make the perfect looking, married couple. Plus, they’ve just moved to a quiet, suburban neighborhood next door to the Gaffneys. It’s a place where nothing ever happens. But […]

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The Sound of Music – Theatre Review: National Touring Production, ASU Gammage, Tempe

There’s something that happens near the beginning of the new national touring production of The Sound of Music, now performing at ASU Gammage until October 23, and it immediately tells you that this is not business as usual. It’s during the first few minutes when the nuns of the Nonnberg Abbey gather for the Preludum. […]

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Veronica’s Room – Theatre Review: itc iTheatre Collaborative – Kax Stage, Herberger Center

Simply put, Ira Levin’s Vernonica’s Room, now playing on the Kax Stage at the Herberger Theater Center until November 29, is a creepy mystery melodrama told in two acts. To tell you anymore is going to be a problem. As presented by in-residence theatre company, itc iTheatre Collaborative, here’s what can be said, and it […]

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Funny Girl – Theatre Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria

Because of the work, the script re-writes, the cast changes and the backstage shenanigans that seemed to last for an eternity before it eventually opened, setting a precise date for the official beginning of the musical Funny Girl is not easy. The Broadway opening was 1964, though because of the out of town tryouts, the […]

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The Accountant – Film Review

The slow fade in of white titles on a black background have never before made the name of a seemingly innocuous occupation appear so ominous. Director Gavin O’Connor’s The Accountant is a violent action thriller of a CPA who uses his unremarkable looking, small town strip-mall office as a front for something far more dangerous. […]

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American Honey – Film Review

In 1969, when John Schlesinger’s X-rated Midnight Cowboy was first released, critics praised the ability of a British born director, an outsider, to deliver a view of America rarely portrayed or acknowledged in a Hollywood movie; a parallel world of NYC that hid in plain sight, even from New Yorkers.  Perhaps that helps explain the […]

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