Reviews

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MY SON (dir. Christian Carion): Film review

MY SON steadfastly refuses to give in to the catharsis of revenge

Albert Gordon in Trigger Touch Fade. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.
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Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (dir. Rob Letterman): Film review

It exists. I watched it. It was fine.

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Tiffany Townsend as Brenda, Sophia Hunt as Faith in EMPTY THE HOUSE. Credit: William Brown Photography.

A dilettante at large reviews RIDERS TO THE SEA/ EMPTY THE HOUSE (Curtis Opera)

Theater critic extraordinaire Toby Zinman continues her forays into other art forms with a visit to Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theatre to see two one-act operas presented by the Curtis Opera Theatre

Keith Illidge as twin brothers X and Y in Inis Nua's American premiere of UNTITLED. Directed by Jerrell L. Henderson. Photo by Plate 3 Photography.

UNTITLED (Inis Nua): Brother, Name, Destiny—The American premiere of Inua Ellams’ drama

Two brothers must find each other before they can find themselves.

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Official Secrets (dir. Gavin Hood): Film review

Prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, a low-level British Intelligence translator, Katherine Gun, found herself privy to information which indicated high-level corruption. A joint US/UK spying operation was put…

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The Tomorrow Man (dir. Noble Jones): Film review

What appears on its surface to be your typical “older people in love” romantic comedy turns out to be much more. Certainly, this is a romantic comedy about senior citizens,…

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Mike Wallace Is Here (dir. Avi Belkin): Film review

Mike Wallace is Here is entertaining and educational, miraculously giving us a thorough portrait free of excessive editorial spin.

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AVENGERS: ENDGAME (dir. Anthony Russo & Joe Russo): Film review

Avengers: Endgame had to stick the landing. It did.

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KUN-YANG LIN/DANCERS (NextMove Dance): A dance company with a philosophy

Experiencing Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers, you may come to feel and understand what yin and yang means.

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Luce (dir. Julius Onah): Film review

Based on a play by J.C. Lee (Warplay, Pookie Goes Grenading), this talky drama positively smolders from beginning to end

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Funke (dir. Gabriel Taraboulsy, Alexander Emanuele)

I’d still like to know more about pasta

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The Farewell (dir. Lulu Wang): Film review

Based on a story first made popular on an episode of This American Life

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The Art of Self-Defense (dir. Riley Stearns): Film review

This is Fight Club by way of Napoleon Dynamite

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Wild Rose (dir. Tom Harper): Film review

Perhaps the biggest compliment I can give the film is also the one that scares me most: I want to listen to more country.

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’TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE (PAC): 60-second review

PAC’s full production of the 17th century play retains the fun and accessibility of its Venture Reading series performances.

Sterling Baca in Apollo. Photo: Alexander Iziliaev

ALL STRAVINSKY (PA Ballet): What about the music?

The Pennsylvania Ballet does their best to ignore their fantastic orchestra

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SHAZAM! (dir. David Sandberg): Film review

Unlike a lot of onscreen heroes, Zachary Levi is having fun. So are we.

5. DJ Gleason as the Fool and Robert Jason Jackson as King Lear. Photo by Linda Johnson.

KING LEAR (Quintessence): England at his feet

As Lear, Robert Jason Jackson is “every inch a king.