Monthly Archives: November 2018

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Film Review

Remember when Pirates of the Caribbean was first released and how much fun you had? Remember the anticipation felt while waiting for the sequel? Then, remember what it felt like once you actually saw it? You left the theatre perplexed, confused – at least, most audiences did – and mulling over an ending that wasn’t […]

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The Front Runner – Film Review

During the film’s opening segment, cinematographer Eric Steelberg’s camera bobs and weaves among the jostling crowds, the journalists, the TV reporters, and the camera crews, catching fragments of overlapping dialog as announcers get in each other’s way, all in an effort to cover the 1984 Democratic National Convention. For director Jason Reitman, the setup had […]

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Film Review

It was a 25-year project; at least, from the writing angle. Six tales written by the Coen brothers with one common setting – they’re all westerns. What began as an idea for a full-length feature, then conceived as six individual short stories for a Netflix mini-series has now come full circle. This year saw it […]

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Green Book – Film Review

There are two people you should know. One is Donald Shirley, a Jamaican born classically trained jazz pianist. He began playing when he was two-years-old and first performed in public at the age of three. He held a Doctorate of Music, a Doctorate of Psychology, and a Doctorate in Liturgical Arts. Plus, he spoke eight […]

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Overlord – Film Review

Julius Avery may get the directing credit, but when it comes to marketing the action-adventure/horror with a WWII setting, one set for release on Veterans Day weekend, it’s the star producer’s name you’ll hear. With a solid reputation for creating, writing, developing, and often directing high-profile action thrillers, little wonder it’s J.J. Abrams at the […]

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On Your Feet! – Theatre Review, National Touring Production, ASU Gammage, Tempe

After a successful two-year run in New York and a hugely popular international production in The Netherlands, the national touring production of the jukebox musical On Your Feet! the biographical story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, hit the road last year and arrives in Tempe with a burst of explosive high-energy, backed by a kaleidoscopic […]

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