Topic: Review

Director Shade Au ’19 presented an otherwise minimalist set by writing out the show’s quirky and comedic scene titles on the backdrop wall.

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PW’s ‘Melancholy Play’ reframes reflective sadness

October 17, 2017 0 comments

“Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce,” Production Workshop’s new play, is anything but what its name implies.

Wayland ’18.5: ‘American Made’ fitting title for peripheral, historical film

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Wayland ’18.5: ‘American Made’ fitting title for peripheral, historical film

October 10, 2017 0 comments

“American Made” has a story to tell.

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Lengthy ‘Blade Runner 2049’ fails to live up to prestigious original

October 10, 2017 0 comments

“Blade Runner 2049” is, first and foremost, a cash grab.

‘Columbus’ finds beauty in simplicity, duality

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‘Columbus’ finds beauty in simplicity, duality

October 3, 2017 0 comments

Kogonada’s directorial debut in the 2017 film “Columbus” serves as the pioneer of a new genre of beautifully-made, self-aware and quiet films.

Killers’ album showcases antiquated ideals of masculinity

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Killers’ album showcases antiquated ideals of masculinity

September 26, 2017 0 comments

The Killers released “Wonderful Wonderful” Friday. The 43-minute album is their first in five years.

Audience members were given nametags as they entered the Downspace, signifying that they were included in the sisterhood featured in the play.

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Production Workshop presents ‘5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche’

September 26, 2017 0 comments

Five saucy, self-described “widows” are living in an idyllic, patriarchal 1950s suburban world, and boy are they “dealing with it.”

Jeff Bauman — a survivor in the Boston Marathon bombing — is the focus of “Stronger,” a film about the challenges of trauma that envelop his recovery after losing both of his legs in the bombing.

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‘Stronger’ explores complex realities of heroism, recovery

September 26, 2017 0 comments

The word “hero” gets tossed around a lot these days.

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‘The Trip to Spain’ follows trite format, falls flat

September 19, 2017 0 comments

“The Trip to Spain” runs exactly like one would expect from the third installment of a comedic culinary travelogue.

Unearthed Fitzgerald story offers new insights

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Unearthed Fitzgerald story offers new insights

March 22, 2017 0 comments

“It fulfills all the requirements of fiction: it is one long sweet lie,” wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald in “The I.O.U.,” a story that came out in the New Yorker.

‘Sweet/Vicious’ grapples with campus sexual assault

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‘Sweet/Vicious’ grapples with campus sexual assault

January 26, 2017 0 comments

“People are just getting away with awful things. I’m trying to make some of that right,” says protagonist Jules Thomas on series “Sweet/Vicious.”