Musical Review: Balancing black comedy and social commentary, ‘Heathers’ is a triumphant success

The Marquis Players delivers a razor-edged insight into the American high school experience with their performance of the energetic musical “Heathers: The Musical.” The production, with lyrics and book by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy, is an adaptation of the 1980’s cult classic film “Heathers” (1988) that detail the experiences of outcast Veronica Sawyer, played by Olivia […]

Movie Review: Haunted by our own reflections: though imperfect, ‘Us’ charged with societal meaning

Two years ago, Jordan Peele burst into the national spotlight with the release of his debut film, “Get Out” (2017). Now, after an ever so brief hiatus, the comedian-turned-master-of-horror has returned to the big screen with “Us” (2019), a film that doesn’t quite reach the polished heights of “Get Out,” but still proves to be as […]

Movie Review: Deja vu all over again: ‘Happy Death Day 2U’ lacks identity, relies too heavily on prequel

Do you ever feel like you’re living the same day again and again…again? Such is the plight of protagonist Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) in director Christopher Landon’s “Happy Death Day 2U,” a genre-blending sequel that doesn’t quite meet expectations. Produced by the illustrious Jason Blum (of recent “Get Out” fame), the film picks up immediately […]