Critical Confabulations

a theatre, film & pop culture review

Film: Middle of Nowhere

Ava DuVernay shows affinity for graceful humanity & a focus on social justice before Selma.

August 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Theatre: The Healing

Samuel D. Hunter’s big-hearted humanity is once again on quiet, radiant display.

July 3, 2016 · Leave a comment


UnREAL is giddy, soapy satire of The Bachelor – with biting social critique.

June 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Film: Girlhood

A French coming-of-age story smartly explores the empowerment of friendship in an otherwise limiting world.

June 19, 2016 · 4 Comments

Film: Mustang

Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s feature debut is a knockout of female empowerment.

May 22, 2016 · 4 Comments

Film: Echo Park

Echo Park tells a bittersweet love story starring Mamie Gummer & Anthony Okuongbowa in L.A.

May 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Film: Confirmation

Confirmation is a clear and galvanizing call for women’s and victims’ rights.

May 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

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 · 1 Comment