The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Walk like a man, talk like an Emerson alum

Joseph Leo Bwarie, who graduated from Emerson College in 1999 with a BFA in acting, is a seasoned...

Pixar director Pete Docter proves that Up is not full of hot air

The appearance of a floating house attached to thousands of colorful balloons is worth the price...

quot;Matterquot; trumps quot;Mindquot; in Vanderwarker#039;s imperfect Pantheon exhibit

The great thing about a free exhibit is that even if half of it is less-than-stunning, it still...

Buraka Som Sistema brings big beats to Harper#039;s Ferry May 1

Does the word "kuduro" mean anything to you? No? Me neither, but the Portuguese, progressive...

No disabilities evident in joyful, challenging GIMP at the ICA

The words "gimp" and "dance" might seem like a contradiction in terms, but choreographer Heidi...

Rian Johnson#039;s Brothers Blooms then wilts, leaving its third act high and dry

In his hip, seductive directorial debut, 2005's iBrick/i, Rian Johnson took a traditional noir...

MIT welcomes suburban rockin#039; Ben Folds on April 25

Ben Folds, the bespectacled troubadour of a generation of awkward suburbanites, will be...

Spring has come and so has the 2009 Independent Film Festival of Boston

After a long, wet winter, the people of Boston deserve some sunshine. But if you can afford to...

Paris 36 overloads on the sugar and forgets all about its characters in the process

Just like escargot, iParis 36/i is very French and hard to swallow. Instead of reviving French...

Game Developers Conference shines bright light on video games

Last month, me and about 17,000 other people in the games industry flocked to downtown San...

Barbie takes a trip to ancient Troy and asks for her money back

An array of plastic doll limbs hangs on hooks over the desolate setting of a war camp. The scene...

The Soloist, though well-acted, eventually drowns itself in Oscar bait

iThe Soloist/i, the latest film from Golden Globe-nominated director Joe Wright, is an amalgam of...

Godspell is in the center of the Emerson ring, just like a circus

Director Chris Brindley said it was a coincidence that his Musical Theater Society production of...

Fast-talking, quick-witted banter makes for a strong Speech

"Oh, we're back in school," said one adult immediately upon entering the Lyric theater. As this...

The violent, viscious Observe is, above all things, a brilliant satire

Actor Seth Rogen has paved his career with characters that are at once huggable teddy bears and...