Monthly Archives: October 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody – Film Review

Full disclosure. When Queen added a chorus of the music hall sing-a-long classic Oh, I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside at the fade out of their ‘74 single Seven Seas of Rhye I was hooked. They had me at “Tiddely-om-pom-pom.” Bohemian Rhapsody is the story of the rise, the falling out, the rise […]

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Frankenstein – Theatre Review: Southwest Shakespeare Company, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa

It’s amazing to think that the world’s most famous Gothic Horror novel, the one that practically invented stories that begin on dark, stormy nights, was written by an eighteenth-century teenager. Certain scholars have speculated that perhaps it was really the work of Percy Shelley, giving credence to the reason as to why the novel was […]

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Wildlife – Film Review

For his directorial debut, actor Paul Dano has chosen a period drama of a dysfunctional family, the first in a series of films he wants to make on the subject. Based on a novel by Richard Frost and adapted by Dano and his partner Zoe Kazan, Wildlife is the story of a married couple and […]

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mid90s – Film Review

Around 1997 when California actor Jonah Hill was about 13 or 14-years-old, he considered himself overweight and unattractive. People told him so. They said he was fat and gross. The words hurt. They got into his head. He felt ugly to the world. He listened to hip-hop and had an overwhelming desire to be accepted […]

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The Bad Seed – Theatre Review: Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, Scottsdale

During his lifetime, literary success would never be his. His last novel, The Bad Seed would go on to become a bestseller, but he would never enjoy it; author William March passed away just one month after the book was published. He would never see the faithfully adapted stage version written that same year in […]

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Peoria Film Fest – Special Report

This evening heralds the beginning of a thrilling new event for students of film and moviegoers alike that, fingers crossed, will become an annual event for the valley. The Phoenix Film Foundation, Phoenix Film Festival, and the City of Peoria have banded together for the first Peoria Film Fest, starting tonight, October 19 to Sunday […]

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