Topic: Review

The confessional alt-rock group Car Seat Headrest, headed by Will Toledo, re-recorded their 2011 LP “Twin Fantasy” for release on Feb. 16.

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Car Seat Headrest reinvigorates 2011 album

February 21, 2018 0 comments

On Feb. 16, the indie-rock band Car Seat Headrest released a re-recording of their sixth LP, “Twin Fantasy.” The band originally unleashed the introspective concept album on the world in 2011, when the outfitwas still just the solo-recording project of suburban sad boy Will Toledo.

“I, Tonya” skates over quality despite buzz

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“I, Tonya” skates over quality despite buzz

February 15, 2018 0 comments

Plenty of ink had been spilled about “I, Tonya” before it arrived at Thayer Street’s Avon Cinema, where it is currently enjoying a run. Unsurprisingly, my critic’s log line ­­— that “I, Tonya” is a messy biopic buoyed by stellar performances from its leads — reads like a template into […]

Tony Estrella (left) and Marianna Bassham (right) acted in a play with scenes of unrequited love, unlikely alliances and lots of existential turmoil. The play closes Feb. 18.

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Gamm theater’s take on “Uncle Vanya” disappoints Chekhov enthusiasts

February 1, 2018 0 comments

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre’s performance of Anton Chekhov’s play “Uncle Vanya” failed to do justice to the biting satirical realism for which its author is so well-known. The play is directed by accomplished Chekhov translator Curt Columbus, the award-winning mind behind the local Trinity Repertory Company.

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BUGS’ ‘Pippin’ carves out its own ‘corner of the sky’

November 26, 2017 0 comments

Brown University Gilbert and Sullivan, a student-led theater group, produced a jazzy, intimate take on the acclaimed Broadway musical “Pippin.”

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ misses mark for fans of novel

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‘Murder on the Orient Express’ misses mark for fans of novel

November 26, 2017 0 comments

Deceptive simplicity defines most Agatha Christie novels.

‘Lady Bird’ soars, capturing life’s silly and strange glory

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‘Lady Bird’ soars, capturing life’s silly and strange glory

November 26, 2017 0 comments

Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson loves her mother. But she doesn’t like her mother.

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.