Category Archives: Film

Stockholm – Film Review

Stockholm Syndrome is a term coined by newspapers reporting on the conclusions made by a Swedish criminologist and psychiatrist on an event that occurred in the early seventies. The name given to the peculiar condition was Norrmalmstorgssyndromet, something that would clearly prove unpronounceable to the majority of English speaking readers. To make things easier, a […]

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Stuck – Film Review

As New York City workers, tourists, and commuters go about their daily life, heading for the subway, gathering on an already crowded platform and eventually boarding their train, you can hear the sound of the orchestra warming up, readying for performance. “In the city’s underground,” sings Lloyd, the homeless guy (Giancarlo Esposito), “There’s a symphony […]

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Peterloo – Film Review

On August 16, 1819, at a public square in Manchester, England known as St. Peter’s Field, upon the order of the local magistrates, with sabres drawn, a determined cavalry charged into a peaceful crowd of working-class protesters. It was a massacre. Numbers differ from report to report, but there were thought to be approximately 70,000 […]

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Wicked – Theatre Review: 2019 National Touring Company Production, ASU Gammage, Tempe

Ever read the Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West as published in 1995? If you saw the Broadway musical then bought a copy in the hope of reliving on the page what you enjoyed on the stage, it’s possible you were surprised. They’re not the same. […]

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Shazam! – Film Review

From a fantasy universe of ridiculous overkill, doesn’t it seem as though every other new movie release comes from either Marvel or D.C. Comics? And with another Avengers adventure looming on the horizon, there’s just no stopping them. In the way that supervillains attempt to dominate everything around them, it appears that, at the very […]

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Dumbo – Film Review

The story of Dumbo is so ingrained into the culture of our childhood fantasy that any attempt to do a remake can’t help but provoke a series of questions. Upon hearing that Disney and director Tim Burton were going to make a live-action version of the 1941 animated classic, who among us didn’t ask, are […]

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