The Berkeley Beacon

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Metal and glam: Music subcultures in Boston

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

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...

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...

Eclectic films fill the multiplex and arthouse

In Richard Linklater's 1995 intercultural study of post-collegiate observations and...

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...

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...

Country proves Coen Bros. are not Old news

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