30 March 2018

No, Really, Let It Go: Frozen on Broadway

By // Theatre (New York)

I realize that The Lion King musical is a terribly high creative bar to reach twice, but Disney fails again and again to reinterpret its cartoon source material into worthwhile theatrical productions. …

29 March 2017

Beauty and the Sheep

By // Cinema

I am a straight up sucker. Just take my money. Seriously. Take my money. This is the dark truth of my movie consumption habits. A fatal flaw I’ve had to …

20 December 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

By // Cinema

The Force Awakens was the female-led Heroes Journey I’d dreamed of through a tomboy childhood. Rogue One is just flat out an amazing Star Wars movie. Rogue One: A Star …

23 May 2016

Disney Live: The Jungle Book

By // Cinema

The Jungle Book is probably the most out and out successful of the recent string of “Let’s Remake A Classic Disney Movie to Try and Wring More Money Out Of …

03 February 2016

My Cinematic 2015: The Top Ten

By // Cinema

For the past three years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how …

15 April 2015

Role Model in a Corset

By // Cinema

I apologize, Disney. I didn’t believe that you could make this movie and that it wouldn’t be shallow, unnecessary and unhelpful in a modern context. There are so many problems …

08 March 2015

My Cinematic 2014: 11-30

By // Cinema

For the past two years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how …

24 August 2014

Part of North Shore Music Theatre’s World

By // Theatre (Boston)

Bill Hanney’s North Shore Music Theatre is known in the Greater Boston area for bringing professional and Broadway-quality work to the North Shore of Boston during the lazy summer months …

16 June 2014

The Ballad of Rinku & Dinesh

By // Cinema

Million Dollar Arm isn’t really a movie smart, discerning people are supposed to love. It’s Disney live-action feel-good goofiness starring a beloved actor who’s being paid exorbitant amounts of money …

07 June 2014

Sharp Angles, Other-Worldly Beauty & an Angry Core

By // Cinema

Centered on Angelina Jolie’s prosthetically enhanced cheekbones, Maleficent comes off a lot like its title character: all sharp angles, other worldly beauty, and angry core. The advertising remains intentionally coy: …

27 March 2014

Aladdin: Not Such a Magic Ride

By // Theatre (New York)

Disney. It is divisive (much like this review, I am sure). For some people that single word conjures up images of dancing princesses, magical worlds, and the idealistic notion that …

17 February 2014

Frozen and the Modern Movie-Going Experience

By // Cinema

A lot of think pieces have been written about the declining necessity of movie theaters. They make my blood boil a little bit. I love the movie theater. Basically, every …

01 February 2014

Pilot Watch (+1): Looking

By // TV

I suppose my first question is this: do you guys think it’s weird for a straight girl to tune into Looking entirely because Jonathan Groff is just about the cutest …

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