%2 http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/feed/arts-and-culture/all en Dunkirk http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/dunkirk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Brilliant action in this new take on the storied retreat</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>In 1940, the outlook was bleak for the Allied Forces. The German army had driven British and French troops all the way to the beaches of France, trapping them against the sea. In Dunkirk, 400,000 soldiers waited for evacuation from France, scanning the seas for British destroyers as the Germans approached.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;German planes swoop over the massed troops, dropping bombs and spraying bullets. German U-boats sink vessels carrying troops from the slaughter on the beaches. England faces the reality that the war could be lost.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/dunkirk" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Dunkirk-sailboat-fighter-planes.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces at Dunkirk. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face impossible odds as the enemy closes in … until British citizens come to the rescue with an armada of small vessels. &lt;&lt;© Warner Bros.&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/dunkirk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/dunkirk#comments Movie Reviews Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:03:29 +0000 bayweekly_master 39138 at http://www.bayweekly.com The Big Sick http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/big-sick <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>A love story so funny it has to be true</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani: <em>Silicon Valley</em>) is trying to live both American and Pakistani dreams. His parents want him to be a devout Muslim, choose an honorable profession like the law and agree to an arranged marriage with a nice Pakistani woman. Kumail pretends to buy into these goals, but his dream is making a living as a comedian.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/big-sick" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/TheBigSick-071317.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emily (Zoe Kazan) and Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani) deal with their cultural differences as their relationship grows in The Big Sick. &lt;&lt; © Apatow Productions &gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/big-sick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/big-sick#comments Movie Reviews Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:31:50 +0000 bayweekly_master 39024 at http://www.bayweekly.com Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s The Full Monty http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/arts-and-culture/article/annapolis-summer-garden-theatre%E2%80%99s-full-monty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>More than one long tease</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> By Jane Elkin </div> </div> </div> <p>Meet Hot Metal, an amateur stripper revue featuring six unemployed steelworkers desperate to make a buck in Buffalo. The Chippendales they ain&rsquo;t &mdash; with average dance moves and less than average abs &mdash; but that&rsquo;s just the thong, er thing. Sometimes a man&rsquo;s gotta do what a man&rsquo;s gotta do to keep body, soul and family together.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/arts-and-culture/article/annapolis-summer-garden-theatre%E2%80%99s-full-monty" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/ASGT-FullMonty.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="71" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/arts-and-culture/article/annapolis-summer-garden-theatre%E2%80%99s-full-monty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/arts-and-culture/article/annapolis-summer-garden-theatre%E2%80%99s-full-monty#comments Arts and Culture Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:06:16 +0000 Bay Weekly calendar 38908 at http://www.bayweekly.com Spider-Man: Homecoming http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/spider-man-homecoming <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>After three tries, Marvel gets it right</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Peter Parker (Tom Holland: <em>The Lost City of Z</em>) hoped his internship with Stark Industries would lead to more excitement than neighborhood watch duty. The high-schooler is recruited by Ironman Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.: <em>Captain America: Civil War</em>), to fight against Captain America, then sent back to school and allowed to use his new powers, and his neat Stark-industry suit, only to stop small crimes.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;After fighting superheroes, Parker gets no thrill from AP Chemistry.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/spider-man-homecoming" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/spider-man-standing-on-train.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="64" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Parker (Tom Holland) tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man. &lt;&lt;© Columbia Pictures / Marvel Studios&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/spider-man-homecoming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/spider-man-homecoming#comments Movie Reviews Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:55:41 +0000 bayweekly_master 38911 at http://www.bayweekly.com The Hero http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/hero <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Sam Elliott shows what an old cowboy can do &shy;without his spurs and hat</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott: <em>The Ranch</em>) has made a career of being That Guy. The actor with the smooth baritone is a commercial success, but he&rsquo;s proud of only one of the many movies he&rsquo;s made, The Hero, an old-school Western.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Once the image of America&rsquo;s cowboy, the ultimate specimen of masculinity, the 71-year-old actor is reduced to doing voiceovers in hokey commercials. Divorced and at odds with his daughter, he has only one friend, his drug dealer.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/hero" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/SamElliott-TheHero-062917.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. Then, a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. &lt;&lt;© Northern Lights Films and Media Ventures&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/hero" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/hero#comments Movie Reviews Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:44:26 +0000 bayweekly_master 38811 at http://www.bayweekly.com The Women’s Balcony http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/women%E2%80%99s-balcony <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Women fight a rabbi and their &shy;husbands&rsquo; prejudices</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>A close-knit Orthodox community in Jerusalem has gathered to celebrate a bar mitzvah. As the boy steps up to read the Torah, the congregation literally collapses around him. The women&rsquo;s balcony falls.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Among the injured is the rabbi&rsquo;s wife.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Faced with this tragedy, he suffers a psychotic breakdown and is incapable of visiting his wife in the hospital, let alone guiding his flock.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/women%E2%80%99s-balcony" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/the-womens-balcony-062217.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yafit Asulin, Evelin Hagoel and Einat Saruf in The Women’s Balcony. &lt;&lt;© Menemsha Films&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/women%E2%80%99s-balcony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/women%E2%80%99s-balcony#comments Movie Reviews Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:10:30 +0000 bayweekly_master 38729 at http://www.bayweekly.com It Comes at Night http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/it-comes-night <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Fear is the monster in this clever &shy;psychological horror film</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Disease is sweeping the country. How it started or can be prevented, these are mysteries. The only thing anyone knows for sure is that once you catch it, you&rsquo;re dead.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Paul (Joel Edgerton: <em>Loving</em>) is the patriarch of a family trying to survive this modern plague. He sequesters his wife Sarah (Carmen Ejogo: <em>Alien: Covenant</em>) and son in a cabin in the woods, banking on isolation to protect them from the disease that has nearly destroyed humanity. The family spends quiet days foraging for food, purifying water and keeping the house secure.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/it-comes-night" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/It%20Comes%20at%20Night-061517.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Will (Christopher Abbott) and Paul (Joel Edgerton) forge an uneasy alliance in a house to keep evil at bay during the apocalypse. &lt;&lt;© Animal Kingdom&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/it-comes-night" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/it-comes-night#comments Movie Reviews Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:10:48 +0000 bayweekly_master 38628 at http://www.bayweekly.com Wonder Woman http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/wonder-woman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Women finally get their hero in this &shy;triumphant DC Comic adaptation</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Amazons have thrived for centuries on the island of Themyscira, content to train for battle and broaden their minds with language and philosophy. This matriarchal society follows rules: no men and no leaving.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/wonder-woman" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/wonder-woman-060817.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="72" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/wonder-woman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/wonder-woman#comments Movie Reviews Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:09:26 +0000 bayweekly_master 38494 at http://www.bayweekly.com The Lovers http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/lovers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Infidelity might be the best way to mend a marriage</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Mary (Debra Winger: <em>The Ranch</em>) and Michael (Tracy Letts: <em>Divorce</em>) are roommates who happen to be married. They barely speak, never eat together and sleep at far corners of the bed. Both seem utterly inconvenienced when they must occupy the same room.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/lovers" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/The%20Lovers-bedroom-060117.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="58" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ready to end their marriage, Debra Winger and Tracy Letts find they still have chemistry. &lt;&lt;© A24&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/lovers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/lovers#comments Movie Reviews Mon, 05 Jun 2017 13:26:20 +0000 bayweekly_master 38373 at http://www.bayweekly.com Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/pirates-caribbean-dead-men-tell-no-tales <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Better than average for a series that should have ended with the first film</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Diana Beechener </div> </div> </div> <p>Henry Turner (Brendan Thwaites: <em>Gods of Egypt</em>) grew up knowing that his father, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom: <em>Unlocked</em>) was cursed to spend eternity as Davey Jones&rsquo; replacement at the bottom of the sea. Obsessed with freeing dad and reuniting his family, he scours the legends of the sea for a loophole to allow his father to surface.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/movie-reviews/article/pirates-caribbean-dead-men-tell-no-tales" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://www.bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Pirates-052517.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="42" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Deadly ghost pirates seek to kill every pirate at sea — particularly Captain Jack Sparrow. &lt;&lt;© Walt Disney Pictures&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/pirates-caribbean-dead-men-tell-no-tales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.bayweekly.com/articles/movie-reviews/article/pirates-caribbean-dead-men-tell-no-tales#comments Movie Reviews Fri, 26 May 2017 15:59:02 +0000 bayweekly_master 38248 at http://www.bayweekly.com