It Follows - Film Review

Horror is a tricky genre. Just about everything has been done... to death. Found footage. Haunted houses. Ghost stories. Demons. The self-aware. Comedy-horror. Been there, done that--again, and again. So it's welcome relief when something new comes along. As is the case with It Follows, something fresh, a small film that...
Magic Theatre - San Francisco

A "fierce global journey." That's how Magic Theatre describes its upcoming season. Featuring plays by Barfield, Hagedorn, Skinner, and Udofia, the 2015-16 season opens this September with the American premiere of Fred's Diner, a black comedy about the reaches of class and sovereignty. Tanya Barfield's love-story, Bright Half Life, is next up. That's followed...
Each and Every Thing - Dan Hoyle

He’s critically attuned to how this steady diet of digital distraction diminishes our ability to form real connections and real community.
Rob Thomas - Live in the Vineyard

Four day music festival scheduled for November 2015 to feature: Rob Thomas, Barenaked Ladies, Nick Fradiani, Michael Franti, Andrew McMahon, In the Wilderness, and For King & Country.
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"It is a full, physical workout, this show." It takes actor Bryce Ryness only about 15 minutes to transform -- warts and all -- into that most likable of an evil headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. But, removing all that makeup, glue, and effect pieces, well... that takes considerably longer. Perhaps most impressive...
Foothill Music Theatre Review

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum teaches all the elements that make for a great student farce: split second timing, physicality for sight gags and pratfalls, boundless energy paired against restraint, bouncy score, madcap choreography – the list goes on. However, whether you want to...
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Want to take control of a room? Here's a handy trick for commanding attention. Watch this outtake as Bryce Ryness shows me a move that should cause everyone to pay attention when first walking into a room. The Broadway actor is now appearing in Matilda the Musical at the SHN Orpheum. I met...
RFK - San Jose Stage

Jack Holmes' RFK will kick-off the 33rd season at San Jose Stage Company this September. Next up The 39 Steps, a stage adaptation based on Alfred Hitchcock's movie. “In our 33rd Season, The Stage is thrilled to be working with Luis Valdez and El Teatro Campesino (ETC) to bring the world...
Woody Allen - Irrational Man - Film Review

If you judge movies largely by the ending you may be slightly disappointed by Irrational Man. That would be unfortunate though, and perhaps even unfair because everything that comes before the abrupt sign off is deliciously dark, and quite the hoot. Woody Allen's more recent films appear to be opening...
Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter

She’s so powerful that she can use words like “impactful,” and you want to believe them.