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Performances aren’t enough to save ‘Split’
“Split “ is a movie in which James McAvoy plays a man with 23 personalities. Some of them are kind. Some are strange. Some are talented. Some are deranged. One is a woman. One is a child. And one of them likes to kidnap teenage girls, lock them in a basement and make them dance naked.&n...
By Lindsey Bahr The Associated Press FULL STORY
Finishing the story
For every broken relationship, there is a story that goes along with it. Whether it is a breakup with a long-term boyfriend or a constant argument with an older sibling, each relationship has a story behind how the falling-out occurred. Each one has a beginning, middle and end. The story that I wi...
By Adriana Ramirez FULL STORY
Humor helps brighten ‘Crimes of the Heart’
Three adult sisters gather in the kitchen of the family home after several crises in “Crimes of the Heart,” presented by TheatreWorks. Beth Henley’s 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winning play is set in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, in the fall of 1974, five years after Hurricane Camille. The oldest siste...
By Judy Richter Daily Journal correspondent FULL STORY
Jude Law stars as a disruptive pontiff in HBO’s ‘Young Pope’
NEW YORK — In HBO’s absorbing new drama “The Young Pope,” Jude Law plays the title character, American-born Lenny Belardo, who, through divine intervention or woeful human error (this will be hotly debated), is made Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church at the tender age of 47. A disruptiv...
By Frazier Moore The Associated Press FULL STORY
‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ at climate-focused Sundance
PARK CITY, Utah — Ten years after the watershed environmental documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” debuted, climate change is as dire as ever and yet the solutions are right in front of us, say directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, whose film “An Inconvenient Sequel” kicks off the Sundance F...
By Lindsey Bahr The Associated Press FULL STORY
‘The Founder’ is cutthroat big business
Ketchup, mustard, two pickles. In John Lee Hancock’s “The Founder,” about Ray Kroc and the making of McDonald’s, the ingredients for success are ruthlessly simple. When Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling traveling salesmen selling milkshake mixers, first beelines to San Bernardino, Califor...
By Jake Coyle The Associated Press FULL STORY
Susan's City Scene
SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT AND STRAIGHT ON TO THE SHN ORPHEUM THEATRE FOR “FINDING NEVERLAND.” Peter Pan. Wendy. Captain Hook. Tinkerbelle. And, of course, Neverland. How did they come to be? In “Finding Neverland,” with imaginative music, delightful dances, dazzling visuals and, yes, even a r...
By Susan Cohn Daily Journal Senior Correspondent FULL STORY

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