The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New box set proves Nick Drake#039;s day is not done

Fame eluded singer-songwriter Nick Drake during his brief lifetime. In 1974, at the age of 26,...

In like a ferocious Lion, out like a lame Lamb

It wasn't the wisest move of Academy Award-winning director Robert Redford to try to incorporate...

Rosa Passos infuses musical history and fresh beats in her songs

Since Rosa Passos' career re-launch in 1985, the Brazilian singer/songwriter has been bringing...

Genre-bending musicians bring world to Boston

The line is taken from the song "Tell Me," one of ten luscious tracks off Sharon Jones and the...

Country proves Coen Bros. are not Old news

After a series of ingenious, quirky and, most recently, inconsequential (Intolerable Cruelty, The...

Carbon-copy Darko adaptation leaves no marks

As a follower during my high school years of the Darko cult sensation myself, the thought of...

Wristcutters cuts to the bone of bleak comedy

There's definitely something unsettling about the word "wristcutters" in Wristcutters: A Love...

City parallels war with decaying relationships

While it might seem like overkill to set a play about war in a time when information on Iraq...

Walker#039;s ambiguous art is not black and white

As dark as a black hole, and just as unsettling, is the fallen silhouette of a young girl with a...

Bee Movie exhausts puns like a college newspaper

What's the deal with celebrities lending their voices to computer-animated films? Is there really...

Sweeney avoids piety, bakes up bloody treats

Few composers can manage to make a truly terrifying tale out of a usually harmless occupation: a...

Prestige films, dramedies and Afflecks, oh my!

Including: Rendition, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Darjeeling Limited, Lars and the Real Girl,...

The MFA rocks impressive Indie lineup

All too often the life stories of successful music artists seem to blend together. Of course most...

Here for Haynes amp; Dylan, Not There for Margot

Director/screenwriter Noah Baumbach's Margot at the Wedding confirms the belief that all weddings...

No puckin#039; around in modernized Midsummer

What do floating columns, a fairy that travels by roller blades and a group of Stooge-like...