Pandemic lockdown has forced first-run films online. Here are four I probably would have skipped anyway.
Electric choreography from the Berkeley Playhouse can’t quite save this revival of the popular musical.
Ubuntu’s attempt to deconstruct Tennessee Williams’ classic paradoxically reveals how little they understand of the material.
The Bard bumps up against blast doors in this hilarious new comedy from the Peripatetic Players.
Fine acting and great Berkeley Rep production values can’t save Branden Jabobs-Jenkins’ God-awful script.
Not even amazing set design and two-out-of-three great performers can save an unforgivably terrible script in this Magic Theatre world premiere.
A fascinating true story is given the worst made-for-tv treatment in biopic.
One company’s attempt at a bare-bones (but big-budgeted) take on Sondheim’s classic makes one wonder if they know what show they’re staging.
The failures of Ben Affleck’s latest film put all the Oscar-winner’s past successes into question.
The bewildering choices of slapstick and steampunk are just two-of-many poor decisions in this Cutting Ball production.