Film

The More They Stay the Same | The Post | Rated PG-13

The Post is a too-close-for-comfort, but arguably brilliant, American docudrama that knowingly parallels political events from the past 14 months. If you watch television, use social media, tune in to a particular news station or utilize the web, the events portrayed in this film may be eerily familiar. The Post,…

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…