Critical Confabulations

a theatre, film & pop culture review

Theatre: Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

British playwright Alice Birch takes cues from Caryl Churchill & Sarah Kane for this sharp, funny, feminist work.

May 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Film: Hello, My Name Is Doris

Sally Field woos Max Greenfield in tonally confusing but charming Hello My Name Is Doris.

April 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Theatre: Shuffle Along, or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

George C. Wolfe’s Shuffle Along vitally reimagines the 1921 black musical sensation, showcasing Broadway’s best talent.

April 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Film: Advantageous

Advantageous offers intimate observations of womanhood in a genre so often synonymous with action-packed masculinity.

April 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

TV: Orphan Black

Orphan Black, showcasing the brilliant Tatiana Maslany, fights for control of women’s bodies.

April 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Theatre: Ironbound

Ironbound thoughtfully gives voice to those who rarely make it to our stages – and showcases a major talent.

March 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Theatre: Southern Comfort

Southern Comfort is a heart-warming showcase for the trans community, but not for trans actors.

March 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Theatre: The Royale

Marco Ramirez’s The Royale, a rhythmic take on boxing and grace, thankfully ain’t no Rocky.

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

TV: Chelsea Does

Brash comedian Chelsea Handler blurs the line between reality TV and documentary in this four-part series.

March 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

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