Japanese society is defined by homogeneous organization. But beneath a shell of structure pulses a harsh underworld of oppression, overwork, and exploitation. 'Shoplifters,' a film directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu, poignantly uncovers the overlooked struggles of an oddball group of people who consider one another family, despite lacking biological relation.
This opera’s Schoenberg is a creative player, but also a fighter; he cycles around and around before accepting Judaism, he hurtles forward into the future with his musical sensibilities, he falls in love and loses people and runs, but he eventually finds a home in himself.
Boy Erased is filled with passionate performances by the actors, beautifully shot, and genuinely thought-provoking. Without preaching about what is right or wrong, the movie exposes how horrifying conversion therapy can be and its toll on family and beliefs. Most of all, the film addresses how difficult but worthwhile it is to love, whether it concerns romance, family, or even oneself.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald picks up a few months after Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, with Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and company chasing after Grindelwald’s (Johnny Depp) and Credence’s (Ezra Miller) trails. The overall tone of this movie is much darker than the first, though there are still plenty scenes of humor and charm that gives audiences a breather from worrying about the impending doom by Grindelwald.
At the ripe age of 11 and a half, Flynn McGarry began to host a supper club called Eureka in his mother’s dining room. He enlisted his friends to staff his dinners, but after being invited to appear on the Today Show, star on the cover for New York Times, and cook with at pop-up restaurant events with the world’s most prestigious chefs, Flynn outgrew the walls of his home.
Anner waits until the audience is deeply acquainted with his sense of belonging in the United States, before giving us a scene set in Guatemala or a scene about his parent’s pasts. Some of the most impactful scenes are the ones showing what his mother went through to get to the United States; he rapidly switches between physicalizing her fear and pain and returning to his monologue retelling, escalating the tension and stress of the scene.
As noted by Director Mobley, the purpose of the Every Voice series is to recognize and shed positive light on diversity within the community. This year, the focus is on the LGBTQIA+ community, the Latinx community, as well as veterans and victims of wars. The music for every community presents a kaleidoscope of styles that highlights the past and the present of each group.
As a celebration of the 200th anniversary of Charles Gounod’s birth, the Odyssey Opera presents this opéra-comique while also preserving original text from Molière’s play. Sung in French paired with English subtitles, the opera features never-before heard recitatives by Erik Satie.
A green furry man attempts to exorcise his loneliness by picking on villagers. After he carries out his big plan, the man learns the spirit of Christmas.
MTA’s performance of The Chalk Cycle was a driving, emotional spectacle. The triple-threat cast — which could sing, dance and play violin — put on a brilliant show.
Unlike the other items at Clover that celebrate plants in their natural form, the Impossible Meatball Sandwich turns the inconceivable to reality. The meatball is made using something called Impossible Meat, a vegan meat substitute.