Film Review: Journey to Bethlehem

★★★ The mere notion that Ryan Murphy Productions mainstay and musical wunderkind Adam Anders was finally releasing a directorial debut made inspirational Journey to Bethlehem an instant must-see. How would this four-time Grammy nominee, who helped produce and arrange hundreds of chart-topping Glee hits, fare behind the director’s chair? I don’t consider myself an intensely … Continue reading Film Review: Journey to Bethlehem

Woodstock 2023: Slide

★★★★ Legendary animator Bill Plympton brings to life his first film since 2016’s Revengeance: the vibrant, outrageous, and endlessly entertaining musical/comedy/western, Slide. Named after its completely mute lead character and his “slide guitar,” this surreal movie overflows with ideas and mesmerizing imagery. Plympton individually animates every frame of his films himself, via his own Plymptoons … Continue reading Woodstock 2023: Slide

Fantasia 2023: Killing Romance

★★★★ What do you get when you take the quirkiness of Wes Anderson and blend it with Korean slapstick humor and a dash of love triangle? The answer comes courtesy of director Lee Won-suk and writer Park Jeong-ye collaboration, Killing Romance! Bursting with originality and fart jokes, this unconventional comedy lets loose a chaotic ostrich … Continue reading Fantasia 2023: Killing Romance

Theater Review: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Operatic and bizarre, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is already a bonafide classic on the stage and on film. With its legendary status firmly established, Broadway’s 2023 revival still managed a whopping eight Tony nominations. How would any show measure up to these lofty expectations, or manage to pull off the epic … Continue reading Theater Review: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Our Favorite Films of 2022

We can hardly believe that we are in the final days of 2022, and yet here we are again! We reveal our choices for our favorite movies of year, along with more yearbook-style superlatives! Hold onto your heads as we dive into the year's finest cinematic delights! Movie Yearbook Superlatives! Best horror movie JOSH: C'mon … Continue reading Our Favorite Films of 2022

Theater Review: Lea Michele in Funny Girl

In what may be perhaps one of the most meta Broadway turns of all time, Lea Michele’s masterful debut as Fanny Brice has finally come to fruition. Michele’s Glee character Rachel Berry would eventually squander her golden opportunity by leaving Broadway in pursuit of a television pilot that flopped hard; luckily, Michele does not appear … Continue reading Theater Review: Lea Michele in Funny Girl