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Monday, April 23, 2018

CWRU/CPH’s ‘Fifth of July’ an explosive realism

Cleveland, Ohio -- The Fourth of July has its fair share of fireworks, but it is nothing compared to Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Play House’s MFA Acting...

CPH’s ‘The Invisible Hand’ has a weak grip

Cleveland, Ohio -- An ‘invisible hand’ manipulates the stock markets, creating a checks-and-balances system fueled by individual self-interest and made possible through a free market. And so stems the name...

Great Lakes Theater’s ‘Misery’ defines Thriller

Cleveland, Ohio — Merriam-Webster defines thriller as “a work of fiction or drama designed to hold the interest by the use of a high degree of intrigue, adventure or suspense.” Based...

“Call Me by Your Name” — A Special Type of Relationship That Is...

Cleveland, Ohio -- This discourse surrounding the movie “Call Me by Your Name”, based on the novel by André Aciman, has almost always centered on its gay-ness. It is...

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...