2018’s holiday haul included a sweet Spidey spin-off, a great non-Rocky sequel, and a Bay-free bot-flick.
Barry Jenkins uses James Baldwin’s classic novel to create one of the best films of 2018.
Angie Thomas’ best-selling novel becomes a hypocritical melodrama that exploits BlackLivesMatter.
One of the most volatile events in US history is the backdrop for an ultimately toothless story at the Aurora.
Shotgun hosts the West Coast premiere of James Ijames’ scathing satire of White privilege in art.
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 unapologetic Blackness of this superhero show makes it a must-watch.✊🏿
Sorry, Frank – it was NOT “a very good year”.
Still, there were bright spots to be found.
The sets are amazing and the songs are classics, but Dominique Morisseau’s truncated script shortchanges its subjects in this Berkeley Rep world premiere musical.