Category: Reviews

Movie and Theatre Reviews

Movie Review: Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’

While it's not as fun as the original, it's absolutely a good upper to the downer ending of Infinity War.

Theatre Review: ‘The King and I’

When Shadow and LLana are together, they make quite a pair. Especially during smile-inducing number, 'Shall We Dance?'

Theatre Review: ‘School of Rock’

The cast of kids are the the reason you'll enjoy the show. Each one is as talented - and funny - as the next

Documentary Review: ‘The Fabulous Allan Carr’

The film provides a breezy and entertaining time capsule into that era. One where Carr was truly a king and, if you're a fan of old-school Hollywood tales, one where he deserves to be remembered.

Book Review: ‘The Warner Loughlin Technique: An Acting Revolution’

Acting coach Warner Loughlin has written a wonderful new book that debunks the nonsense of the "tortured actor."

Movie Review: ‘The Seagull’

Anton Chekhov's The Seagull is a masterpiece, let's just put that out there. But was it a good idea to turn it into a film?

Movie Review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

The film picks up momentum about halfway through and that's where it finally gets fun.

Documentary Review: ‘Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life’

Terrence McNally has had one heck of a life and director Jeff Kaufman manages to showcase that in his wonderful documentary, Every Act of Life.

Documentary Review: ‘Itzak’, the Life of Itzak Perlman

The film is a nice insight into the man and Perlman is a delight to watch.

Movie Review: Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’

Wes Anderson's latest stop-motion film is a love letter to pooches everywhere.

Book Review: ‘Acting in LA: How to Become a Working Actor in Hollywood’

Sexton was a working actress and is now an acting coach and acting teacher, so she knows what she's talking about.

Documentary Review: ‘Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story’

Director Steve Sullivan, uses old footage and Sievey's own archives to paint an inspiring story of someone, who, no matter what the consequences, forged his own path in the world.

Movie Review: ‘All Square’ Starring Michael Kelly

Kelly is terrific and shows a real flair for the kind of low-key comedy in the film.

Documentary Review: ‘Where Have You Gone, Lou DiMaggio?’

The film is oddly motivating, yet after all the soul-searching and all the interviews, we're left with an ending that's a bit abrupt. But, the lead-up, like his life, is what's really the point.

Play Review: Lucy Kirkwood’s ‘The Children’

Kirkwood paints a vivid picture. You can visualize the cabin and her dialogue is brisk and reveal so much about her characters.

Movie Review: Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

Characters and story blend together seamlessly and Ryan Coogler's terrific Black Panther.

Movie Review: ’12 Strong’ Starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon and Michael Pena

Pena and Shannon are the ones who always jolt up every scene. Unfortunately, there's not enough of them to make and entertaining evening.

Theatre Review: ‘Hamilton’ at San Diego Civic Theatre

If you're wondering whether or not Hamilton lives up to its hype, worry no more. It does. It absolutely does.

Movie Review: Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ Starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep

Spielberg might be the only director working today who could have taken this story, that is sometimes full of hard to comprehend facts and make it exciting and taught, leaving you on the edge of your seat.

Movie Review: Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’ Starring Matt Damon

Chau is the one to watch. She's a flat out scene-stealer here.