The Berkeley Beacon


Michelle Cheever looks for places to call home

April 22, 2011

and Michelle Cheever are both editors at The Emerson Review.Michelle Cheever’s You’ll Miss Me But That’s Good will be released by Wilde Press at a reading on April 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the Greene Theater. Copies are $8, directly benefitting Women’s Lunch Place.Click here to read the full interview ...

Primacy Effect moves forward by looking back

April 11, 2011

For some, nostalgia induces pangs of memory from happier times. But by combining upbeat, lo-fidelity dream pop with an emphasis on youthful pleasures, rising band Primacy Effect demonstrates that nostalgia doesn’t have to be such a dour experience.Primacy Effect is comprised of writing, literat...

Vapor Trail exposes ecological crisis in Philippines

April 11, 2011

ArtsEmerson will host a screening of VMA professor John Gianvito’s mammoth 264-minute documentary Vapor Trail (Clark) this Sunday evening. It is an auteur production: Gianvito spent extensive visits between 2006 and 2008 directing, producing, shooting, interviewing, and editing the film. Gia...

Despite Giamatti’s strong performance, cliché-ridden Win Win is lost cause

April 11, 2011

For a screenwriter who has always kept luck and chance so dear to his stories, writer/director Thomas McCarthy's most recent effort has no element of surprise whatsoever.  He still attempts to tackle large themes among ordinary people (even in places as mundane as New Providence, New Jersey), but he is...

Director Shadyac talks leaving Hollywood, giving up millions, and new doc I Am

April 11, 2011

How does one go from directing some of Hollywood’s top-grossing comedies to finding the answers of what’s wrong with the world? For director Tom Shadyac, 52, the man who brought us the phrases “Allllrighty then” (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective) and “B-E-A-utiful” (Bruce Almighty), it ...