Post Tagged with: "guide review"

KATHRYN BAKER FOR THE HOYA

At The Anthem, Miguel Transcends Concert Conventions

It is rare for a musician to tour for the sole purpose of self-expression, without the strings of album promotion, merchandising or publicity; then again, California-based blues-funk-rock singer Miguel is not your average musician. As he pivoted across The Anthem’s stage on Tuesday night, Miguel appeared to be in his[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘Aardvark’

Movie Review: ‘Aardvark’

★☆☆☆☆ “Aardvark,” writer and director Brian Shoaf’s new film, is incredibly difficult to endure and provides little entertainment or emotional power across its 84-minute run time. The film tells the story of Josh, played by Zachary Quinto, a deeply troubled man with some undefined “condition,” and his inept new therapist,[Read More…]

HIGHWAY MAN FILMS

Movie Review: ‘The Rider’

★★★★☆ The opening scene of “The Rider” sets the tone for the entire movie: Viewers see horse trainer and rodeo star Brady Blackburn’s stapled skull under harsh lighting, matching the scene’s gruesome mood. Blackburn is played by Brady Jandreau, who serves as the inspiration for the film’s true story. Directed[Read More…]

NEW LINE CINEMA

Movie Review: ‘Rampage’

★★★★☆ “Rampage,” director Brad Peyton’s latest film, enticingly combines a far-fetched plot with compelling animations and on-screen chemistry for an experience that is equally humorous and thought-provoking. The film is based on the eponymous video game by Midway Games and follows a quiet pathologist, Davis Okoye, while he desperately tries[Read More…]

COURTESY KATE CLARK (COL '21)

Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes at Mask and Bauble’s ‘Footloose’

The Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society’s performance of “Footloose”encourages its audience members to kick off their Sunday shoes and enjoy the music. Tasked with reimagining the upbeat 1980s classic are director Annie Ludtke (MSB ’18) and producer Benjamin Sullivan (COL ’19), who are joined by technical director Bryce Kelety (SFS[Read More…]

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ‘Potted Potter’ Only Shines When Unscripted

Watching “Potted Potter” at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall is a bit like opening the yard-long scroll that serves as the show’s program: ridiculous, excessive and tangentially related to “Harry Potter.” Billed as “all seven ‘Harry Potter’ books in 70 minutes,” “Potted Potter” is surprisingly rife with non-Harry Potter[Read More…]

ANNIE GOTT FOR THE HOYA

Concert Review: Lorde at The Anthem

Despite surging in popularity since 2014, Lorde graced an intimate venue, The Anthem, for her return to Washington, D.C., on Sunday, April 8, creating an environment that blended familiarity and grandeur. The open floor of The Anthem meant that fans lined up hours before the show to get as close[Read More…]

BLACK THEATRE ENSEMBLE

Black Theatre Ensemble’s ‘The Story’ Combines Racial Politics and the Quest for Success

In 1981, Washington Post journalist Janet Cooke won a Pulitzer Prize for an article she wrote about an eight-year old heroin addict. After capturing the hearts of millions worldwide and sparking a D.C.-wide manhunt to find the boy, Cooke’s story was later discovered to be completely fabricated. Inspired by this[Read More…]

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

Movie Review: ‘Red Sparrow’

★★★☆☆ On paper, “Red Sparrow,” a spy movie based on a book by the same name, written by a former CIA operative seems to have all the ingredients of a blockbuster staple. Unfortunately, the film’s captivating plot is not enough to compensate for its awkward character dynamics and over-the-top political[Read More…]

GREENWICH ENTERTAINMENT

Movie Review: ‘Itzhak’

★★★★★ “Judge me by what I do, but don’t judge me by what I can’t do,” says Itzhak Perlman, world-class violinist and star of documentary “Itzhak.” Listening to Perlman play the violin, viewers might think he could do anything. He studied at the Juilliard School, the world’s premier performing arts[Read More…]