If White privilege and MAGA hats were movies, this would be their BIRTH OF A NATION.
Though the script is over-packed with characters, the combination of great direction, performances, and tech make this another winner for Berkeley Playhouse.
Fuck this movie.
As a musical, it’s derivative.
As a story about getting past discrimination, it’s actually racist, sexist, and elitist.
Seriously, fuck this movie.
Trying to stuff an epic tale into a relatively short film keeps this animated adventure from truly taking off.
The unapologetic Blackness of this superhero show makes it a must-watch.✊🏿
Fine acting and great Berkeley Rep production values can’t save Branden Jabobs-Jenkins’ God-awful script.
Though hindered by the conventions of its genre, this based-on-a-true-story rom-com has more than enough to make it worth the watch.
A Black woman aims for biting social commentary, but winds up giving herself the “All Lives Matter” treatment in this uneven new satire by Luna Malbroux and Faultine Theater.
Some head-scratching directorial choices are the only thing keeping this world premiere musical from being perfect.
Racist direction combines with a confused (and hypocritical) script in pretty-looking production by Shotgun.