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Review: Hamlet at Center Stage Theater

Lit Moon shines with their brisk and deconstructed take on Shakespeare greatest work. Shows through March 29. Read story.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Review: Muppets Most Wanted

It may not be as good as the last Muppets movie, but this installment still offers some great, hip surprises. Read story.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Review: Divergent

Moments of suspended disbelief ultimately get in the way of a complete good time, but there are plenty of small-plate treats along the way. Read story.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Review: Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

Nymphomaniac finds the intellectually director Lars von Trier addressing sex and the art of cinema in beguiling, dualistic ways. Read story.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Review: Chris Baker Pacific

In Pacific, Chris Baker puts Rembrandt’s Night Watch through an amazing series of variations. Read story.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Review: A Moon for the Misbegotten

Eugene O’Neill’s 1943 drama has become dated in ways that go beyond its language. Read story.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Review: The Watkins Family Hour at the Lobero Theatre

It was a festive night of laughs, storytelling, and excellent music — the best family gathering anyone could ask for. Read story.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Review: Joshua Bell at the Granada Theatre

Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields held the Granada audience captive with spiritual sway. Read story.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Review: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Arlington Theatre

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra went to bat for education and the arts. Read story.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson’s latest is beautiful and dazzling, but the story doesn’t quite live up to the best of its predecessors. Read story.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Ganna Walska and Tony Duquette

Lotusland is uniquely idiosyncratic, but Madame Ganna Walska did have some visionary company. Read story.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Review: Santa Barbara Symphony at the Granada Theatre

The S.B. Symphony’s Classical Knockouts brought familiar and unfamiliar punches. Read story.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Review: Child’s Pose

Family matters in deep, sometimes agonizing ways in the remarkable Romanian film Child’s Pose. Read story.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Review: Need for Speed

A stellar cast makes this crazy — and crazy beautiful — car-racing movie well worth watching. Read story.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Slowgirl at the Geffen

A southern-style drama from Chicago that is set in Costa Rica. Read story.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Jagwar Ma

Sydney psych rock band performs in support of their 2013 ... Read More