Critical Confabulations

a theatre, film & pop culture review

Book: The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty

Amanda Filipacchi’s zany satire explores the burden of beauty and societal expectations.

July 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Theatre: The Ruins of Civilization

Penelope Skinner envisions a dystopian future not far removed from our present day in this must-see world premiere.

May 30, 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

2012 in Review

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 22,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 5 Film Festivals.

December 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

20 Days of Theatrical Thanks 2012: Days 19 & 20

I’m thankful for great holiday musical moments: Judy, Bing, Angie…

November 21, 2012 · Leave a comment