Monthly Archives: May 2019

Booksmart – Film Review

Every new generation has its coming-of-age big screen favorite. The last few years alone have produced a slew of quality features: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015), and the excellent Lady Bird (2017) to name but three. But once time has passed and home viewing is in […]

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Things I Know To Be True – Theatre Review: Arizona Theatre Company, Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix

The creative process of a play is fascinating. When Australian playwright Andrew Bovell wanted to write a new, intimate play, his intention was to explore several areas, including thoughts and feelings of his father (a man he called the quintessential Australian suburban dad), the future expectations of how things should be for a family once […]

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A Dog’s Journey – Film Review

Not to be confused with the recent A Dog’s Way Home, which isn’t difficult considering it comes from a book written by the same author, A Dog’s Journey is the sequel to A Dog’s Purpose. The titles are interchangeable. In 2017’s Purpose, the dog named Bailey journeyed through four lives due to reincarnation until he […]

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John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum – Film Review

From the close of credits in Chapter 2 to the opening credits of Chapter 3, a little under an hour has passed. “He knew the rules,” states Winston (Ian McShane) the owner and manager of the Continental Hotel where the offense took place. “He broke them.” “Excommunicado in effect, 6 pm, eastern standard time,” announces the […]

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Tolkien – Film Review

There are certain names in our culture that when heard or seen reach further than existing as a mere representation of a person or a commodity. Its very sound can embody an emotional attachment beyond the norm. Kodak is one. In entertainment, there’s Walt Disney. And in fantasy literature, there’s Tolkien. The very name, the […]

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Guys and Dolls – Theatre Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria

It’s worth reminding ourselves. In 1950, when Guys and Dolls first opened on Broadway with Sam Levene, it was an instant smash. Critics trumpeted its triumphs and houses were packed. Three years later when practically the same cast moved from New York to London, it was the same story; praise from the papers, packed houses, […]

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