Reviews

What Peaches and What Penumbras! A musical play concludes Whitman at 200

The last big Whitman at 200 event was Oscar Visits Walt, a musical play about the meeting of two gay poets, Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman.

ANNE-MARIE MULGREW AND DANCERS COMPANY: From the Feminine Gaze

Anne-Marie Mulgrew presented her dance company’s 33rd home season concert at the Performance Garage on June 14 and 15.

BETTY’S SUMMER VACATION (IRC): A terribly funny nightmare of a beach trip

For their June show, the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium decided to take on a grotesque play by Christopher Durang which Tina Brock directed. Brock herself has the prime comedic role of…

Irving Berlin’s HOLIDAY INN (Surflight Theatre): 60-second review

This HOLIDAY INN is very, very impressive for a regional seashore show, in fact it would be impressive anywhere,

5B (dir. Paul Haggis and Dan Krauss): Film review

Here in America, we pride ourselves on being open-minded, caring, and unwilling to back down in the face of adversity. We are the arbiters of ethical conduct and the punishers…

A Hidden Gem: Bryan Koulman Dance Company 2019 Annual Performance

There was one small signboard at the sidewalk of the Performance Garage. The door was closed with just dimmed lighting through windows. Not so much of announcements or advertisements on…

DARK PHOENIX (dir. Simon Kinberg): Film review

Production flaws aside, Dark Phoenix is just boring.

BOOKSMART (dir. Olivia Wilde): Film review

The obvious point of comparison for Booksmart would be Superbad,

MY SON (dir. Christian Carion): Film review

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

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (dir. Rob Letterman): Film review

It exists. I watched it. It was fine.

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

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

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

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…

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,…

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.

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

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