All posts tagged review

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Calvin Theatre Company’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is flawed but charming

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one develops a deep love and understanding for a particular work of lit...

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‘Carrie and Lowell’ is provocative and moving

In the song “John Wayne Gacy Jr.” from his 2007 album, “Come On, Feel The Illinoise”, Sufjan Ste...

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‘Steven Universe’ an enlightened cartoon fantasy

“Steven Universe” is first of all a fantasy — dreams filtered through the lens of technical studio production and ...

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American Sniper a grim film about country and family

Credited as being the most lethal sniper the United States has ever seen, former Navy Seal Chris Kyle was said to have e...

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Review: Serial Podcast

What if I told you that this year’s most intriguing mystery story didn’t come from a movie, television show or book,...

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Review: Birdman

There is a lot to admire about the work put into “Birdman.” The cast members all deliver stellar performances, the m...

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Review: Metamorphoses

I dare you to remember that last time you spent 90 minutes doing one thing (no, sleeping does not count). One thing — ...

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Review: Party Worker

As Bambu tells it, he became politicized while on tour, not as an artist, but deployed as a soldier in Okinawa, Japan. A...

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It’s hard to find fault in “The Fault in Our Stars”

When Hazel Lancaster says that her favorite novel is about cancer, she is quick to separate it from other weepy novels. ...

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Review: Fury

Many viewers might be tempted to compare “Fury” to other films in the war genre, but to do so would do the film a di...