…go beyond the barricade

I first saw “Les Misérables” just nights before its third American tour came to an end.  I knew nothing about this show, beyond the basic melody of “On My Own” and a very basic understanding of Victor Hugo’s novel. Needless to say I was blown away, and now six years later, I’ve seen four different productions…

…watch ’em run amuck

It’s week three of 2WC’s countdown to “Les Misérables,” and with a little over a week to go we’re discussing the couple that tries to steal the show (and anything else they can get their hands on)—the Thénardiers. In simplest terms, they’re the comic relief, but they are are oh so much more than that….

…perceive the illusion

To us, the outside observer, the world of Hugo Cabret appears a magical one–a train station in Paris of the 1930’s filled with interesting people and interesting stories. As we follow our young guide through the literal clock-work of his life we see vignettes as he passes them by: a would be encounter prevented by…

…Take A Moment

With a setting like Paris in the 1930s, you might think that Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” is based in the harshness of reality, but this heart-warming, fantasy film is far from it. Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield) joins the ranks of great Parisian vagrants who have taken up residence in the city’s attics, crawl spaces, and under-ground lakes; when his…