The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, September 22, 2014

Furnaces elicit fiery debate: Where do you fall?

PRO - Brendan McCarthyThe Fiery Furnaces are back in town for the second time this school year,...

Zinn amp; co. get graphic

Cartoons are history. Well, at least they are in the new graphic novel adapted from historian...

The Beacon explores the 2008 Boston Independent Film Festival

Forget Facebook and other mindless distractions, stimulate your cranium in between cramming for...

Was (Not Was) is a hit

Fresh off a nearly 20-year break, Was (Not Was) is finally releasing a new album, Boo! Keeping...

Forget Sarah Marshall, welcome Jason Segel

Forgetting Sarah Marshall, yet another comedy produced by Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The...

Sugar plays it sweet and sassy

Playing April 18 and 19 at the Boston University Dance Theater (off the St. Paul stop on Buick...

Polls and poles: Uys aims pointy satire

Uys has brought with him his repertoire of personalities-ranging from the current South African...

Remembering Jason Segel

Berkeley Beacon: Did any particular breakup inspire you to write the movie? Jason Segel: I have...

Political films aim to pierce heart and mythology

The Visitor, writer-director Thomas McCarthy's second film, contains two hackneyed storylines in...

Spurlock seeks truth in World search for bin Laden

Of course, that's not really the point of Where in the World is Osama bin Laden? It's not even...

Jackie Chan and Jet Li are karate kings of salvation

In an attempt to appeal to both Eastern and Western audiences, films like Ong-Bak: Thai Warrior...

Frogacs does monster mashups

In the eyes of the Internet generation, a "mashup" is defined as a work which recombines and...

Emerson enters in dialogue with historic martyrs

Anne Frank died at Bergen-Belsen, a Nazi concentration camp, in early March, 1945. She was 15...

Get your fix of social commentary

As the fourth season draws to a close, "Intervention" has delivered above and beyond the...

Chaos suffers from chemical imbalance

Chaos Theory is not as scientific as it sounds, unless you are referring to the formulaic plot of...