The Berkeley Beacon

Saturday, October 25, 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,...

Eclectic films fill the multiplex and arthouse

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

Country proves Coen Bros. are not Old news

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

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...

Carbon-copy Darko adaptation leaves no marks

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

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...

Bee Movie exhausts puns like a college newspaper

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

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...

Wristcutters cuts to the bone of bleak comedy

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

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...

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,...

Blade Runner won#039;t go away like tears in rain

It was 1983 at the Academy Awards and Steven Spielberg's E.T. looked poised to win the Best...

Annual meeting

Indie rock darlings Annuals, a collection of five 20-to-23-year-old North Carolinians, compiled...