The Berkeley Beacon

Monday, October 23, 2017

Dull Running with Scissors needs sharpening

Dysfunctional casts of characters are not rare in contemporary cinema. Unfortunately, many recent...

Spelling Bee is heartwarming C-O-M-E-D-Y

Every small theatre company dreams of having its original play adapted and produced on Broadway....

Babel may be the smartest movie of the year

He's about to say something bordering on brilliant and knows it. "Sometimes a script is like a...

Beacon quick picks

Literatureby Jeannette PomeranceLemony Snicket; The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book...

Students raise funds at Darfur benefit show

"The situation in Uganda and Darfur is very critical. There's not enough going on and it needs to...

Beacon quick picks

by Bryan o'tooleStephen King, Lisey's Story, available Oct. 24First Michael Jordan, then Jay-Z....

You can#039;t deep-six Stephen Kellogg and band

On stage, the band from Northampton, Mass. cracks jokes with the audience, telling stories about...

No flag-waving for new Eastwood war movie

Every few years, an unforgettable war epic emerges in the entertainment industry and captivates...

Emerson student#039;s video hits MTV affiliate

Undeterred, he created a DVD called "Waitlist Purgatory" and sent it straight to the film...

High Fidelity hits a sad low with musical

Fans may hope for music that draws from Elvis Costello, dialogue borrowed from its namesakes and...

Local bands bring the rock back to Boston

In case you were wondering, it's not.Emerson alumni (class of 2002) Foster Hoyt (vocals and...

This sexy Shortbus really wants you to get it on

No kidding: the film's opening montage involves autofellatio, voyeurism, hardcore bondage,...

Beacon Quick Picks

by Kathleen BarthJon Stewart and The Daily Show, America (The Book): Teacher's Edition; Available...

A whirlwind of success

Tabar, a 2006 Emerson alumnus, and the Tsunamis packed the Wallingford, Conn. American Legion to...

MFA: F is for free

Students filed in, plopped down on the dewy grass and sat with their legs crossed, all in...