The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Informant! A cast that rocks, a plot that teeters

The Informant! based on Kurt Eichenwald's novel The Informant (A True Story) follows Mark...

Ortega breaks down at the ICA, artistically that is

Texture and dimension are often toyed with in modern and contemporary art. Some artists strive...

Timeless musical thrills when Jersey Boys come to town

A street lamp lowers from the ceiling. "But four guys under a street lamp, when it was all still...

Leno returns: Emerson alum answers queries

While on the road promoting his new show, The Jay Leno Show, late night talk show host and...

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...

Jay Leno packs Majestic in kick-off to promotional tour

The late night personality, whose famed monologues on "The Tonight Show" were beamed live into...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...