Monthly Archives: May 2019

Rocketman – Film Review

“My name is Elton Hercules John, and I’m an alcoholic, and a cocaine addict, and a sex addict, and a…” The list continues, including, but not limited to, addictions to prescription drugs, weed, and a problem with bulimia. Plus, there’s the issue of shopping. He just can’t stop. And at this point in his life, […]

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters – Film Review

When a film leaves no impact, then a few years later a sequel follows, playing catch up while you watch can be difficult; you’re never quite sure what the characters are talking about. In the new early summer release, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, a sequel to the 2014 adventure called simply Godzilla, things are […]

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Be My Little Baby – Theatre Review: Space 55, Phoenix

For the final production of its 2018/19 season, Space 55 in Phoenix has turned to local playwright John Perovich for a new play with a title that might suggest a throwback to the sixties, Be My Little Baby, directed by Llana Lydia. While this off-beat, curious, and ultimately bizarre comedy has nothing to do with […]

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Once – Theatre Review: The Phoenix Theatre Company, Phoenix

If your knowledge of Once begins and ends with the 2007 movie, or you’ve seen either the Broadway show or the national touring production but don’t know the film, there are a number of surprises awaiting you at The Phoenix Theatre Company‘s new, invigorating production of John Carney’s original musical creation, directed by Pasha Yamotahari. […]

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Aladdin – Film Review

Just weeks after the release of Dumbo, the trend of raiding the Disney vaults, not for home video but for the reworking of classic animated features into a series of new live-action adventures, continues ever onward. After what seemed an interminable length of hearing complaints, rumors, cultural casting conflicts, and required lyric changes from the […]

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The Souvenir – Film Review

The more you’re aware of the technique, the more you can appreciate writer/director Joanna Hogg’s new English drama, The Souvenir. The film’s title is based on Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s 18th-century painting of the same name. It depicts a young woman carving the initials of her love onto the bark of a tree. The woman is thought to […]

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