Film

‘Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)’ Could Get Some

10 May , 2016  

Nearly 25 years ago, Roger Ebert called SlackerĀ “a movie with an appeal almost impossible to describe.” Interestingly, that is the perfect description for Richard Linklater’s 1980-set sports comedy, Everybody Wants Some!! because, even though it’s a sterling Linklater film, the cards are stacked against it. Everybody Wants Some!! opens blasting “My Sharona” by the Knack; […]

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Film

Key and Peele’s ‘Keanu’ (2016) is Paw-sitively Funny

29 Apr , 2016  

First, a public service announcement: Key is the tall one, Peele the shorter one. You’re welcome. It should be no surprise, especially to their already amassed legion of fans, that Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are pretty good together, modern successors in a line of great comedic duos. With the likeability of comedic geniuses Laurel […]

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Film

‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ (2016) Actors Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, and Blake Jenner Act Out

28 Apr , 2016  

Everybody Wants Some!!, Richard Linklater’s retro-comedy set in 1980, follows college baseball players as they drink, smoke, fuck, and fight their way through the weekend before class starts. To the casual observer, it would seem the film is no more than white guys being white guys while they white guy on the weekend before class […]

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Film

REVIEW: ‘MILES AHEAD’ (2016), An Excellent Biopic

28 Apr , 2016  

Don Cheadle jokes, about 10 seconds into Miles Ahead, “My throat sound scratchy? Heh, heh, heh.” The answer is yes (but not distractingly so), and it is but one example of how the film’s writer/director/star Don Cheadle comes to embody Miles Davis. Plagued by writer’s block and chronic hip problems, and haunted by memories of […]

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Theatre

Actors Discuss Detroit ’67, Dominique Morisseau’s Explosive Drama, Currently Running at the Ensemble

6 Apr , 2016  

Detroit ’67 is about heat. Tempers flare between siblings Chelle and Lank who operate a juke joint in the basement of their childhood home. And still there is even more heat outside their home. Racial and political injustice encircle this family drama. Playwright Dominique Morisseau portrays all of 1967, not only the entirety of the […]

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Film

REVIEW: ‘Batman v Superman’ (2016) Only Makes Sense If You Force It

6 Apr , 2016  

Not long after the first trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice dropped, my dad asked me, “Why are they fighting? I thought they were friends.” Yes, in the first cinematic meeting of the world’s most famous superheroes, why are they fighting? Turns out there is an answer, it’s just not very satisfying. But […]

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Dance

L’Dor Vador: Three Generations of Poetry and Dance

6 Apr , 2016  

NobleMotion Dance’s Andy Noble says art is in his family’s DNA. Perhaps this is why his grandparents, Hans and Ilse Juergensen, and his mother, Claudia Juergensen Noble, are the nucleus of L’Dor Vador: Three Generations of Poetry and Dance, he and his wife’s multidisciplinary contemporary dance creation. “L’Dor Vador,” a Hebrew saying whose literal translation […]

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