Not even a global pandemic can stop the ACT and SF Ballet from bringing their annual holiday productions to the world.
Misogynoir is taken to task in Shotgun’s virtual production of Loy A. Webb’s breezy script.
Pandemic lockdown has forced first-run films online. Here are four I probably would have skipped anyway.
Quibi-ckly Forgotten Triple-Feature: ‘The Stranger’ / ’50 States of Fright’ / ‘When the Streetlights Go On’
Quibi’s rapid rise and fall aren’t too surprising when you’ve actually watched their material.
The surprise mid-pandemic hit is soaked in ugly misogyny and hilarious ineptitude.
The last film I saw before lockdown was one of the best Black romance films I’ve seen in nearly 20+ years.
Yasmina Reza’s clunky script is given an equally shaky production for SF Playhouse’s virtual season-opener.
If Only that were Enough: Josh Kornbluth’s ‘Citizen Brain’ (virtual) World Premiere by Shotgun Players
Shotgun belatedly opens its new socially-distant season with a well-intentioned-but-slightly-aloof solo show.
My very-late, but still-relevant review of the ACT’s show about this unsung heroine of baseball history.
Stephen Buel still owes me money for this never-published East Bay Express story.