Through sheer lottery luck, I finally saw that show everyone’s been talking about for 3 1/2 years. Verdict?
One of the most volatile events in US history is the backdrop for an ultimately toothless story at the Aurora.
You wouldn’t think “rom-com” and “Vietnam War drama” would go together, but the ACT pulls it off well.
Though the script is over-packed with characters, the combination of great direction, performances, and tech make this another winner for Berkeley Playhouse.
Black Panther isn’t “a hero who happens to be Black”. Rather, Black identity is central and crucial to the story of his fantastic first MCU solo film.
The casting of actual Native American actors can’t hide the film’s hypocritical racism and clichéd storytelling.
It’s very telling that a British director and star would tell such a blatantly American story about the human spirit.
An unnecessary end coda is the only flaw in Speilberg’s tribute to the Great Emancipator.