Life After

A teenager has an argument with her father. Later in the day, he leaves an apologetic voice message. The girl ignores the call and soon thereafter loses her chance to make amends when dad dies in a car crash. How the girl processes the guilt  ...

Transit (2019)

German writer-director, Christian Petzold, whose earlier critically acclaimed works include "Phoenix" and "Barbara," delivers a much anticipated adaptation of the novel “Transit” by Anna Seghers, which is the last chapter of the trilogy. As a film, “Transit” is only mildly interesting in execution, but full of nuance and  ...

The Mustang (2019)

If I had a nickle for every time I saw a horse become an expression of catharsis for a troubled soul on the big screen, I would probably have a lot of nickles. I'm thinking of recent  ...

Measure for Measure

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure is one of his rarely done ‘problem plays’ because it is on dual comedy and tragedy scenarios that confounded audiences and directors for centuries. Untangling its complexities with distinction is the stellar ensemble cast of director Charles  ...

Us: (2019)

The bible figures early on in Jordan Peele's latest magnificently malicious nightmare. A homeless man in tattered rags holds up a sign, not for change in currency, but one that spells cultural and prophetic change. It reads "Jeremiah  ...

Swan Lake, Paris Opera Ballet

Following the holiday run of Rudolf Nureyev’s Cinderella in December, the Paris Opera Ballet season offered another classic by its former artistic director in February and March at the Opéra Bastille theatre. First set on the company in 1984, Nureyev’s Swan Lake is reprised frequently at the POB and  ...

London Philharmonia

The Philharmonia has been called one of the best orchestras in the world and its principal conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen may be one of our top living ones, so pairing a master work by the Russian Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) with a commissioned world premiere, "Dreamers", by  ...

Memphis

CORAL GABLES -- About a year ago, Ft. Lauderdale-based Slow Burn Theatre mounted a dynamic production of the highly-charged, Tony-winning musical, Memphis. Today, about 32 miles south of Slow Burn’s home, Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre is staging an equally electric, pulsating production of this  ...

Giselle

Pennsylvania Ballet artistic director Angel Corella has been polishing up story ballets over the past five years with revivals including Swan Lake, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, Cinderella, et al., all ballets that Corella himself had starred in at American Ballet Theatre and guest starring in  ...

950 Lombard, San Francisco

Legendary Gardened Estate with Bay Views Year Built: 1907 Lot Size: 15,736 sq. ft. (approx.)Land: 0.36 acres (approx.) Located one block away from the famed curved part of Lombard, this Russian Hill abode, located at 950 Lombard, takes up two hillside lots. The  ...