Review: Ian McKellen blurs reality and fiction in “King Lear”

October 16, 2018 2:13pm

One of my fondest memories of my senior year of high school is when my English class read, performed and studied William Shakespeare’s epic tragedy “King Lear.” At that time, the play captivated me with its stark and honest portrayal of human fallibility and tragic loss and it quickly became one of my favorite works of literature.


Review: 'Sorry to Bother You' is an insane, surrealist ride

October 8, 2018 11:17pm

There’s crazy, there’s satire, there’s dystopian, and then there’s “Sorry to Bother You.” Musician Boots Riley’s 2018 directorial debut takes place in an alternative-world Oakland — but don’t let the term “alternative-world” fool you.