Returning WWII vets forge unlikely friendship across color line in ‘Mudbound’

“Mudbound” is a searing Southern saga based on Hillary Jordan's best-selling, first novel of the same name. The movie marks the sophomore offering from director Dee Rees, who made her impressive debut with “Pariah” in 2011. Here, she coaxes a ...

Huntington Theatre Co. brings Molière’s ‘Tartuffe’ into 21st century

The Huntington Theatre Company is presenting an exuberant and stylish production of “Tartuffe,” a 17th-century farce by by Molière, one of France’s greatest dramatists. On stage through Dec. 10 at the Avenue of the Arts/Huntington Avenue Theatre in Boston, the ...

Wellesley College production of Studs Terkel's ‘Working’ reinforces age-old truths

The Wellesley Repertory Theatre at Wellesley College wrapped up an all-female production of “Working” by Studs Terkel, adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso. Based on Terkel’s book of interviews with Americans about their jobs, the musical reveals that though ...

Zeitgeist Stage production gives world issues a personal identity

From the very first moments, Zeitgeist Stage’s production of “Faceless” puts the audience in an awkward position of both judge and jury. The show follows the trial of Susie Glenn, a white Muslim convert accused of terrorism, prosecuted by Clare ...

Codeblack Films’ Quincy C. Newell pens inspirational book

Newell’s book covers lessons the author learned growing up without a feather and how he has used those lessons as a guide to becoming a man. A husband and a father to four children, he began writing the book two ...

Indian immigrant opts for love in "The Tiger Hunter"

In this charming romantic comedy Sami Malik wants only wants two things out of life: a successful career and to tie the knot with his childhood friend, Ruby. Trouble is, it’s India in 1979, when most marriages are still arranged ...

Haitian painter/designer Colette Brésilla discusses her work as a feminine artist

The Haitian artist has created numerous thought-provoking, bold, provocative and colorful paintings. Her artwork has been showcased extensively in numerous American and international institutions, including galleries, museums and universities and are housed in a variety of permanent corporate and private ...

SpeakEasy Stage rewrites history with gender-bending "Men on Boats"

In 1869 explorer John Wesley Powell set out with a small crew of white men to chart the Grand Canyon. SpeakEasy Stage has taken that whitewashed history and turned it on its head with “Men on Boats,” a roaring romp ...

Film review: ‘Crown Heights’ recounts real-life miscarriage of justice

Crown Heights is a riveting courtroom docudrama which recounts the events surrounding the case of Colin Warner, an 18-year-old wrongly convicted of murder in spite of a credible alibi and the absence of a motive, weapon or connection to the ...

Film review: Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds grudgingly join forces in buddy comedy ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’

The Hitman's Bodyguard is an unlikely buddies comedy that unfolds like a high-octane action adventure. The production works primarily because of the palpable screen chemistry generated by veteran thespians Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds.

Film review: ‘Step’ offers hope and inspiration

There’s drama, action, comedy, conflict and suspense. It has all the elements of a great movie but here’s the thing: It’s not just a movie. It’s a true story based on a year in the lives of real people that ...

American Moor: Keith Hamilton Cobb discusses race through Shakespeare

In “American Moor,” Cobb, an elegant, classically trained actor with an impressive resume, explains his love of Shakespeare and his experience as an African American actor with humor, frustration and fury.

Q&A: Regina Hall stars in ‘Girls Trip’

Hall plays alongside Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish in an over-the-top comedy she says is about sisterhood, friendship and being true to who you are.

‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’ offers hope, possible solutions to climate crisis

The dramatic follow-up on “An Inconvenient Truth” follows former Vice President Al Gore as he crisscrosses the globe, training an army of climate champions.

Melissa Etheridge, Joss Stone electrify audience at 38th annual Montreal International Jazz Festival

Etheridge, who hadn’t performed at the Montreal International Jazz festival in 28 years, more than made up for the lost time during her electrifying nearly two-hour performance.