…Just Say the Word

Hiding in the margins of “Shazam!” is a different story. It follows a pretty standard comic book narrative–unlikely hero is gifted with superhuman powers–but take a closer look at the periphery and you’ll see that this story has a little more to offer. It starts with the origin story, as any decent superhero story should….

…spend a little time

As you may have heard, a little show on FX made its debut yesterday. And one episode in, “Fosse/Verdon” is the stuff of theater lovers’ dreams. “Sweet Charity” and “Cabaret” and Sondheim, oh my. The musical theater history (and present) name dropping that happened in the first ten minutes was out of this world… Needless…

…see an elephant fly

Since it was first teased so many months ago, one thing was perfectly clear about the live-action version of the classic Disney film, “Dumbo” — its title character is absolutely adorable. I mean, look at that face…

…fight for it

You can’t talk about Marvel’s latest movie without talking about its cultural significance. I know there are people out there that take issue with its self-awareness on the matter. But with all due respect, the people that are seriously offended by “Captain Marvel” taking a moment for female empowerment might be part of the reason…

…pray on it

With the Lenten season upon us I know many out there are making sacrifices for the season, but this What to Watch Wednesday, I’d like to propose the opposite. Yes, this Lent, why not try something new, like the latest show about God, “Miracle Workers.” I could delve into the implications of the number of…

…find favor

Just like that, the final stop of our Best Picture marathon has arrived, crusaders. But what a finale this is. This journey ends among royalty (and those who aspire to royal proximity) in 18th century England with “The Favourite.” In a world divided by class and defined by propriety, the adherence to certain social expectations,…