If you follow me on twitter, you’ll have noticed that I spent the past two days at THATCamp Performing Art 2013 (#TCPA13), which I briefly touched on yesterday. It was a great gathering of people and I came out of it very excited for my field, academia in general and the performing arts in the ...
Today was the first day of THATCamp Performing Arts 2013. It was also my first day at a THATCamp (un)conference. And I gotta say, it was kind of fantastic. Props to Kimon Keramidas and everyone at the Martin E. Segal Theater Center for what was a great first day. For those ...
I started the Dorys (pronounced Door-ees, get it?) last year as a way to put in my two cents as to what the best films are in a given year (I mean, last year I just had to interject between all the SLUMDOG!! SLUMDOG IS THE ONLY FILM EVER MADE I LOVE IT OMG IT’S ...
Best Performances (TV Comedy) Part 1
Narrowing the performance/actor categories was HARD. But I went with two things:
1. Do I like the actor/actress?
2. Do I like the performance?
Okay, maybe that didn’t help ’em narrow them down at all. But I do have a crazy math system in the back of my head. Just don’t make me ...
While their latest collaboration (Broken Embraces) doesn’t soar as high as their last outing (the beautifully and buoyantly effervescent Volver), there’s no denying Pedro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz make for a great cinematic pairing.
Their joint interview over at the New York Times is a joy to read. My favorite passage (mainly because it solidifies my ...
Mary and Max
Written, Directed and Designed by: Adam Elliot
Voiced by: Toni Collette & Philip Seymour-Hoffman
It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Mary and Max would make a great double feature alongside PIXAR’s Up. After all, in their own ways, they paint a picture of ‘living life anew’ pairing an older character with a younger ...
I already voiced my anticipation for Tom Ford’s debut film A Single Man (based on Christopher Isherwood’s novella of the same name) but after this trailer, well… I can’t wait to see this. Colin, Julianne, Matthew, Lee, Ginnifer & Nicholas all look gorgeous and considering I love them all from giving me things I adore (Shakespeare in ...
My friend Amanda Reaume has this amazing magazine based out of Vancouver called Antigone which you should seek out and read if you care about anything politically progressive and feminist. I know I should keep up with their great blog more often but whenever I do, it makes me smile (just their last blog post ...
[Disclaimer. Excepting the title, this post has been edited to purposely exclude food puns. If you want those, please go ahead and read any and all other reviews about Nora Ephron’s latest]
Julie & Julia
Written and Directed by: Nora Ephron
Starring: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina & Jane Lynch (!)
The premise is simple: Julie ...
The Hurt Locker
Written by Mark Boal
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Antony Mackie, Brian Geraghy, Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce & Evangeline Lily.
The Hurt Locker follows a unit of bomb defusers in Bagdahd circa 2004. Not quite following a plot per se, the film becomes quite early a study in mood and character as Sergeant First ...