The Berkeley Beacon

Friday, October 31, 2014

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Eclectic films fill the multiplex and arthouse

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

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,...

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...

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...

Prestige films, dramedies and Afflecks, oh my!

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

Bee Movie exhausts puns like a college newspaper

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

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...