Monthly Archives: September 2018

Fahrenheit 11/9 – Film Review

There’s every possibility that Michael Moore’s new political documentary will not be quite as you expect. The diatribe against the 45th president of the United States that the right anticipated and the left might have hoped-for is largely absent. That’s neither the theme nor the filmmaker’s intention. Though, considering the litany of social media attacks […]

Posted in Film

The First Annual Book Burners Convention – Theatre Review: Space 55 Theatre

Having worked at both Zia Records and Half Price Books, if there’s anyone who must know a thing or two about used book stores, the people who shop there, and what it’s like to come across the occasional interesting item, it would be Ashley Naftule. Currently the Associate Artistic Director for Space 55, the valley’s […]

Posted in Theatre

White Guy on the Bus – Theatre Review: iTheatre Collaborative, Herberger Theater Center’s Kax Theater, Phoenix

The opening of playwright Bruce Graham’s most recent work, White Guy on the Bus, floods the wide, expansive set with images of the stock market. They move about in patterns; projected images appearing as they would when enlarged from a widescreen TV monitor, accompanied by a cacophony of overlapping voices from various cable news stations, […]

Posted in Theatre

Pick of the Litter – Film Review

It’s already won the hearts and minds of many festival-goers throughout the country. Now it’s our turn. In the new highly entertaining and successfully informative documentary from directors Don Hardy Jr. and Dana Nachman, Pick of the Litter, as soon as you witness the birth of five Labrador puppies, three black, two yellow, hearts will […]

Posted in Film

A Simple Favor – Film Review

In director Paul Feig’s dark comic thriller, A Simple Favor, Blake Lively plays Emily Nelson, a married businesswoman and mother who cheerfully admits she’s the world’s worst mom. “The nicest thing I can do for my kid is blow my brains out,” she casually states with little regard as to how shockingly frank the comment […]

Posted in Film

The Predator – Film Review

If you don’t count the two Alien vs. Predator films – and, good Lord, why would you? – the new sci-fi actioner titled simply The Predator is now the fourth in the series. For the record, it was thirty-one years-ago at the height of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s action man popularity when the first of the four […]

Posted in Film