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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Cast of ‘Stomp’ claps more than the audience — in a good way

Cleveland, Ohio -- It’s not often that the cast members of a show clap more than the audience, but this is the case with the touring production of “Stomp.”...

Movie review: ‘Phantom Thread’ puts strong cap on Daniel Day Lewis’ career

Cleveland, Ohio -- “Phantom Thread,” directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, tells the story of a renowned dressmaker in 1950’s London named Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day Lewis). Woodcock designs and makes...

Morbid, masterful performances make “Three Billboards” shine

Cleveland, Ohio -- So, this is the front-runner for the Oscars’ Best Picture award? Yes, I can understand why. With a morbid sense of humor and a complicated, overtly human subtext,...

Theater review: CPH’s ‘Marie and Rosetta’ in tune but out of touch

Cleveland, Ohio -- “We got to be invisible,” said Rosetta in Cleveland Play House’s “Marie and Rosetta.” “We step offstage and we got to disappear.” Rosetta is referring to herself being...

‘I, Tonya’ Review: The cost of relationships and greatness

Cleveland, Ohio -- Most people recall polarizing figure skating legend Tonya Harding as the one who orchestrated the brutal knee injury to her American rival, Nancy Kerrigan. While it’s...

2017 in review: The best films to hit the big screen

Last year was a pretty eventful year in cinema. There was a mixed bag of sequels, remakes and reboots ranging from great to painfully average. Box office records were...

2017 in review: The worst films to hit the big screen

Cleveland, Ohio -- Overall, 2017 was a pretty good year for movies. Lots of appealing films that stretch the capabilities of the technical and creative aspects of film in...

Behind the mask: In conversation with the talent of the touring ‘Love Never Dies’

Cleveland, Ohio -- “Have you ever yearned to go / Past the world you think you know / Been enthralled by the call / Of the beauty underneath?” Though these...

‘Shape of Water’ review: How humans create meaningful connections

The Shape of Water, directed by Guillermo Del Toro was one of my favorite movies of 2017. Set in Baltimore during the 1960’s, the plot revolves around a secret...

‘Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi’ movie review

In “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, Writer/Director Rian Johnson picks up right where Episode VII left off, with the Resistance continuing their assault on the First Order after a...