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An audience gathers to see Into the Woods at Emerson Colonial Theatre April 22. The show started with a limited engagement on Broadway, but its immense popularity prompted a tour, bringing the story to cities across the country.

Review: ‘Into the Woods’ strips down classic fairy tales at Emerson Colonial Theatre

Sarah Popeck, news staff April 24, 2023

From March 21 through April 2, Boston opened the door into a world of fairytales as  the national tour of “Into the Woods” made its way to Emerson Colonial Theatre. Adapted from a book by James...

Review: ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ honors franchise in a ferocious frenzy

Ben Churney, news correspondent April 20, 2023

Jaw-dropping action, timeless Parisian landmarks, a club with waterfalls and a new dog! “John Wick: Chapter 4” is yet another addition to the franchise that brings unbelievable action, characters to...

Michael B. Jordan plays Adonis Creed in Creed III. “Creed III” manages to thrive on a plethora of knock-out performances and sharp direction — elements that often tend to be absent from comparable films. Photo courtesy Ser Baffo of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures.

Review: ‘Creed III’ holds its own in the ever-expanding sea of blockbuster fare

Jake Guldin, deputy lifestyle editor March 14, 2023

Over the past decade, once-beloved, dormant franchises — “Jurassic Park,” “Top Gun” and “Halloween,” just to name a few — have returned to the silver screen, yielding mixed results. Building...

Chase Stokes plays John B in Outer Banks. The hit Netflix series known for its fun beach vibes and teenage drama returned Feb. 23. Photo courtesy Netflix.

Review: Season three of ‘Outer Banks’ strays from its initial lore

Kyle Kucera, news correspondent March 14, 2023

“Outer Banks” is back with its third season, but it’s not quite the same show that once captivated audiences.  The hit Netflix series known for its fun beach vibes and teenage drama returned...

Review: ‘Cocaine Bear’ fails to let its titular star shine

Juliana George, lifestyle editor March 9, 2023

“The bear…it fucking did cocaine!” This one line, while a concise way to summarize an outlandish plot, was repeated at least 20 times throughout Elizabeth Banks’ “Cocaine Bear.” Unsurprisingly,...

Review: ‘Knock at the Cabin’ is Shyamalan’s best in years — but that isn’t saying much

Jake Guldin, deputy lifestyle editor February 17, 2023

Following the critical and commercial successes of M. Night Shyamalan’s first two features at the turn of the 21st century, Newsweek boldly heralded the auteur as “the next Spielberg.” In the decades...

Review: ‘M3GAN’ balances elements of horror and serious themes with comedy

Laura Emde, news staff February 1, 2023

When it comes to promoting a movie, most studios do not use eight girls dressed as the main character dancing at an NFL game. Unless it’s “M3GAN,” of course. Gerard Johnstone’s 2022 horror film...

Review: Steven Spielberg re-examines the highs, lows of his youth with ‘The Fabelmans’

Jake Guldin, deputy lifestyle editor November 30, 2022

Recently, a plethora of renowned auteurs — Kenneth Branagh, James Gray and Paolo Sorrentino, to name a few — have turned to their childhoods for inspiration. The result is a myriad of semi-autobiographical...

Cate Blanchett as Lydia Tár in Tár (2022). Photo courtesy Focus Features.

Review: Todd Field brilliantly orchestrates one woman’s downfall in ‘Tár’

Jake Guldin, deputy lifestyle editor November 27, 2022

To say a lot has changed in the 16 years since a Todd Field feature graced the silver screen would be an understatement. During his absence, social media’s dominance has emerged, progressive movements...

Milly Alcock, Paddy Considine in House of the Dragon. Photograph by Ollie Upton. © and ᵀᴹ 2022. Warner Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Review: ‘House of the Dragon’ avenges iconic characters with new stories

Gracie Vogel, news correspondent November 21, 2022

The finale of the first season of HBO Max’s “House of the Dragon,” the prequel to the “Game of Thrones” series, was released Oct. 23, wrapping up a 10-episode season and leaving fans excited...

Review: ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ is a heartbreakingly relatable tale

Ben Churney, news correspondent November 14, 2022

“The Banshees of Inisherin” delivers magnificent performances, breathtaking cinematography and a perfect balance between comedy and heart-wrenching moments. Pádraic Súilleabháin (Colin Farrell)...

Review: ‘All the Beauty and the Bloodshed’ is a stunning testament to the efficacy of activism in the arts

Jake Guldin, news correspondent November 7, 2022

The arts are far too often deemed incapable of acting as vehicles for meaningful social change. At best, they are reduced to mere entertainment for the masses; at worst, they are labeled an exclusionary...

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