Film

Not Another Replicant | Blade Runner 2049 | Rated R

Reboots and sequels, amiright? We’re gonna be seeing a lot of them in the next few years. Dirty Dancing, Drop Dead Fred, Pet Sematary, The NeverEnding Story, Clue, The Birds, Police Academy, Scarface and Gremlins are all either in preproduction or production. Twenty first century America is a manifestation of…

Original Sin | mother! | Rated PG-13

I was so excited to see Darren Aronofsky’s mother!; not only because I love his nuanced style and heavy reliance on dream logic, but because people I respected like The Atlantic’s Christopher Orr were writing some really mean reviews of the film. I just figured they didn’t appreciate what I…

Flinging Toilet Seats & Gummy Bears | Logan Lucky | Rated PG-13

I went into the theater with a sense of nervous apprehension that can only be ascribed to a transplanted Southerner. I didn’t know much about Logan Lucky other than a few keywords: “NASCAR,” “heist” and “Channing Tatum.” Oh, brother. Could it be yet another movie depicting a bunch of good…

B Street Launches $20 Per Month “Netflix of Theatre” Membership Service

One of Northern California’s top professional theatre companies, Sacramento’s very own B Street Theatre, recently announced a creative new way to get butts in seats and to engage with even more community members interested in the performing arts. The “B-Flex Membership,” which B Street called “the Netflix of theatre” in…

True Romance | The Big Sick | Rated R

Romantic comedies should leave us all wondering what lengths we would go to keep the ones we love in our lives. Would we follow them to a new home, effectively leaving our old lives behind? Would we give up a part of ourselves that somehow keep said loved one out…

Rare Meat | Okja | Not Rated

Part PETA polemic, part Upton Sinclairian socialist parable, part My Neighbor Totoro, with a dash of dark experimental ensemble comedy, Okja is all the more entertaining for its imperfections. It’s exhilarating to see that ultimate rarity—a tonally chaotic, risk-taking, unpredictable and engrossing picture that works in service to the span…

Girls Gone Wild | Rough Night | Rated R

It’s been nearly 10 years since The Hangover was released, which means we’ve been subject to a steady stream of “crazy night out” comedies for the better part of a decade. Rough Night is certainly part of that long-winded trend, but it’s more of a crazy night in for the…