Critical Confabulations

a theatre, film & pop culture review

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

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