The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Beacon evaluates Oscar-nominated films

AtonementCharlie Wilson's WarThe Diving BellPersepolisThere Will Be Blood,Atonement ...

A Penn in his lens: An auteur#039;s series

Before Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, before even Taxi Driver and The Wild Bunch, there was...

Fly to the flame of Xavier Rudd#039;s White Moth

He's been declared the Dave Matthews of Australia and the Jack Johnson of Canada by San Diego...

John C. Reilly Walks the talk in mock-rock biopic

When it comes to music biopics, if you've seen one, you've seen them all. In Walk Hard: The...

Little#039;s bad Language: Better left untouched

John F. Kennedy was a doughnut. Granted, not really but he did have the German populace in a...

Rats, rock and redheads: The Beacon picks #039;07#039;s Best

1. Stars of the Lid, And Their Refinement of the Decline Putting their current projects aside,...

Tim Burton#039;s Sweeney: A bloody good time

In Tim Burton's adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, it's apparent that Burton enjoys...

Sex and Breakfast is Emerson alum#039;s recipe for success

For Miles Brandman, seeing his name on screen under the title of "director" has been a long time...

All is right in Irving Berlin#039;s quot;White Christmasquot;

After a lackluster tree lighting ceremony in on a Boston Common, the city needs something...

Reitman#039;s Juno: Teen pregnancy done right

In a typically cheery middle class home, we are introduced to young Juno MacGuff.,Juno is Knocked...

Metal and glam: Music subcultures in Boston

by Christopher ThompsonMetal was one of the most popular music forms in the world in the late...

Darfur Now doesn#039;t stress the Now quite enough

However, this is just about the only evidence of the intense violence in the area that viewers...

Substance isn#039;t left behind in Sun#039;s No Child...

In considering an 80-minute play with 20 characters, one expect to see a considerable number of...

Friday at the Orpheum: Let them listen to CAKE

"We don't put it out there if it's bogus," he said. The trumpet player is talking about the wry,...

Stanford is not a successful John Mayer rip-off

All new male singer/songwriters want to win the Best Pop Vocal Performance and Best Pop Vocal...