Jerwin Chua/Valley Dance Theatre Members of Valley Dance Theatre perform the company's annual production of "The Nutcracker" at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore Dec. 8-16. Black Diamond Ballet Theatre Black Diamond Ballet Theatre's full-length production of "The Nutcracker" in Pittsburg matches professional and community performers. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds ODC Dance Theatre ODC Dance Theatre's annual production of "The Velveteen Rabbit" runs through this weekend at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Mark Foehringer Dance Project Mark Foehringer's annual kid-friendly "Nutcracker Sweets" is but 50-minutes but manages to capture much of magic of the original ballet. Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area News Group Hop aboard San Jose’s merry Brew Bike this weekend for a holiday lights tour that includes suds, cocoa, cookies and merriment. Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area News Group San Jose Brew Bike owner Rob Farac takes a group on a tour of San … [Read more...] about 7 great SF Bay Area things to do this weekend, Dec. 7-9
Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post Published 9:37 am PST, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Natalie Portman, left, stars in "Vox Lux" with Raffey Cassidy, who plays two roles. Natalie Portman, left, stars in "Vox Lux" with Raffey Cassidy, who plays two roles. Photo: Atsushi Nishijima, Neon Photo: Atsushi Nishijima, Neon Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Natalie Portman, left, stars in "Vox Lux" with Raffey Cassidy, who plays two roles. Natalie Portman, left, stars in "Vox Lux" with Raffey Cassidy, who plays two roles. Photo: Atsushi Nishijima, Neon In 'Vox Lux,' Natalie Portman gets top billing but is upstaged by an actress you've never heard of 1 / 3 Back to Gallery Natalie … [Read more...] about In ‘Vox Lux,’ Natalie Portman gets top billing but is upstaged by an actress you’ve never heard of
Neon Natalie Portman stars as a mass-shooting survivor who becomes a pop star in "Vox Lux." Neon Natalie Portman, left, and Raffey Cassidy appear in a scene from "Vox Lux." Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Orion Pictures Ella Hunt stars as a high schooler who fights zombies during a holiday attack in "Anna and the Apocalypse." Orion Pictures Ella Hunt, left, and Malcolm Cumming appear in a scene from "Anna and the Apocalypse." Shoebox Films From left, Rupert Graves, Jim Carter, Robert Daws, Thomas Turgoose and Adeel Akhtar star in "Swimming with Men." CBS Films Willem Dafoe gives a command performance as painter Vincent Van Gogh in "At Eternity's Gate." Show Caption of Expand By Randy Myers, Correspondent | Bay Area News Group December 5, 2018 at 11:00 am Hollywood takes a bit of a holiday this week, with fewer blockbusters getting released while the indies take over. One film sparking interest is “Vox Lux.” Oscar … [Read more...] about Weekend movie guide: Can Natalie Portman rock our world?
By Rob Lowman | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: November 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm | UPDATED: November 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm It’s the holidays, and that means there are plenty of films coming out before the end of 2018. As usual, at this time of year, some of them are only dropping by for Oscar-qualifying runs, mostly documentaries and foreign-language films. However, there are plenty, like “The Favourite,” “Roma,” “On the Basis of Sex,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Mary Queen of Scots,” “The Mule,” and “Vice,” that will staying around and be on academy members minds come nomination time. Scene from “Ralph Breaks the Internet” Courtesy Walt Disney Pictures) Wood Harris stars as Tony ‘Little Duke’ Burton and (ctr) Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Creed in CREED II, a Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures film. Credit: Barry Wetcher / Metro Goldwyn Mayer … [Read more...] about Here are 61 movies coming to theaters this holiday 2018 season
Does Natalie Portman's music drama hit the right notes? By Danielle White, 1:00PM, Fri. Oct. 26, 2018 Tweet print write a letter In Brady Corbet’s musical drama Vox Lux, a star isn’t so much born as forged and shaped by the blunt force of trauma. The film takes a pseudo-documentary approach to telling of the rise and rebirth (don’t call it a comeback) of Gaga-esque pop star Celeste (played as a teen by Raffey Cassidy, then Natalie Portman as an adult) whose career begins when she catches media attention after a life-altering tragedy. There’s nothing happy in this story – even moments that should be hopeful, like when Celeste first goes to NYC with her sister (Stacy Martin) and manager (Jude Law) to shop record labels, the scenes of the city are marked by low shots of towering, cold buildings and punctuated by a brutal drum beat. Fame is reining her in with its dark magic. The timeline omits about 15 years of Celeste’s life, suturing the … [Read more...] about Austin Film Festival Review: Vox Lux