Author Archives: SUSANNA JACKSON

About SUSANNA JACKSON

Susanna is the A&E Editor. She is still trying to figure out what the "A" & "E" stand for.
Film 

WITH AMC’S MONTHLY MOVIE PASS, A FLICK A DAY JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT CHEAPER

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If you were to actually use the $45 monthly movie pass every day in a 30-day month, you’d be spending $1.50 on each screening – the lowest fare I’ve seen in my lifetime. That said, you don’t need to be a die hard to see the benefits. At IMAX tickets of upwards of $18, going to the theater three times in one month with the pass saves you money. With the $35 pass, you’d only need to go four times. Continue reading

Arts 

LAUGH RIOT: STOREFRONT IMPROV THEATER KICKING IN JAMAICA PLAIN

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If you like comedy, get ready to feel like a kid in a candy store. Or at the very least, someone who’s excited to learn about a Jamaica Plain space hosting comedy shows three nights a week.
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Film 

LOUD AND LOCAL: A BOSTON FILM INSPIRED BY THE GREATS

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“A lot of the inspiration in making this picture came from the great American films of the 1970s. We wanted to deal truthfully with interpersonal relationships the way that films rarely do today.” Continue reading

Arts 

INTERVIEW: CURATOR OF NEW GUERRILLA GALLERY TALKS MISSION AND COMMUNITY

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“I think that there are many voices waiting to be heard within the arts, and reflexively many spaces that could be converted into holding vessels for these voices, even if just for one night.” Continue reading

Arts 

REVIEW: ‘NECESSARY MONSTERS’ IS ECCENTRIC AND ESSENTIAL THEATER

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Like much of John Kuntz’s work, the two-hour one act play is surreal and non-linear, challenging the audience from the moment they walk into the theater until the credits scroll. Yes, credits scroll.
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Arts 

THE FREEGAN DIALOGUES: OLIVIA THIRLBY STARS IN—AND BELIEVES IN—EVE ENSLER’S NEW PLAY “O.P.C.”

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“I don’t want there to be work and life. I want life and work to be one giant symphony. The amazing part of this job is that it makes me feel like I can integrate all parts of myself. Roles where you can practice this don’t exist. This is an anomaly, this role.” Continue reading

Music 

REVIEW: LITTLEFOOT’S LATEST WILL HAVE YOU FLOATING

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The ten tracks on Night of the Living Dreams seamlessly flow into one another, brewing a thick haze of ambient twinkle and twang. Continue reading

Film 

MOCKINGJAY, OR THE TEENAGER’S GUIDE TO PROPAGANDA AND REVOLUTION

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Mockingjay labors at dividing its time between romance and revolution, missing an opportunity, in its modernity, to provide interesting commentary on how, paired with art and iconography, technology can be weaponized for either side of a battle. Continue reading