The Thinking Man's Idiot

The unruly brain and bad habits of a writer, artist, and grilled cheese sandwich-enthusiast.

Will these days Never End?: ‘Summertime’ – 2021 SFIFF Centerpiece Film

(Belated by embargo) The centerpiece film of SF Indiefest 2021 is a vibrant poetic love letter to the City of Angels.

Monday, 12 July, 2021 · Leave a comment

Comedia y Muerto in The Mission: ‘Death and The Artist’ by BATCO

The Uruguayan play gets a loud – if uneven – adaptation by SF’s own BATCO.

Thursday, 7 November, 2019 · Leave a comment

Loud & Proud Latinx Double-Feature: ‘Kiss My Aztec!’ World Premiere at Berkeley Rep AND ‘Oedipus El Rey’ Revival at The Magic

A world premiere swan song and a powerful revival celebrate the wonderful eclecticness of local Latinx talent.

Monday, 10 June, 2019 · Leave a comment

So… I finally saw ‘Hamilton’ last week

Through sheer lottery luck, I finally saw that show everyone’s been talking about for 3 1/2 years. Verdict?

Thursday, 16 May, 2019 · 2 Comments

Those Old Familiar Steps: ‘West Side Story’ at Berkeley Playhouse

One of the most beloved shows of all time gets a rousing production at the Berkeley Playhouse.

Sunday, 10 March, 2019 · Leave a comment

Making it Happen: ‘On Your Feet!’ at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre

An energetic all-Latinx cast bring life to this paint-by-numbers bio of Gloria and Emilio Estefan.

Friday, 14 September, 2018 · Leave a comment

Missed its Stop: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at Ubuntu Theater

Ubuntu’s attempt to deconstruct Tennessee Williams’ classic paradoxically reveals how little they understand of the material.

Monday, 5 February, 2018 · 2 Comments

‘Stuck’ Up its Own Ass!

Fuck this movie. This is misogynist hypocrisy at its worst. Seriously, fuck this movie.

Friday, 2 February, 2018 · 10 Comments

New World, Same Problems: ‘New World Disorder’ at Gritty City Rep

Bold acting choices, creative set design, and an intriguing-if-uneven script make for an interesting show by Gritty City Rep.

Thursday, 14 December, 2017 · 2 Comments

Barely ‘Live’-ing

The failures of Ben Affleck’s latest film put all the Oscar-winner’s past successes into question.

Saturday, 11 February, 2017 · Leave a comment