Every week, I’ve been doing a deep dive into cultural issues, usually theater-related, that are bothering me or that deserve a second look. But who needs another thinkpiece, right?
I host two weekly programs on my theater company’s Faceboook page (Facebook.com/EpicTheatreCo) where I ask guests what has been keeping them creatively engaged or excited, and I thought I could put together some of the movies, television shows, books and music we discuss.
I’ll do this at the beginning of every month (until we’re out of … this), and hopefully it’ll keep you busy as we start to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
So, here’s what I enjoyed in the month of March:
Judas and the Black Messiah
Moxie (Streaming on Netflix)
Raya and the Last Dragon (Streaming on Disney+)
Zack Snyder’s The Justice League (Streaming on HBO Max)
Allen vs. Farrow (Streaming on HBO Max)
Committed, by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Last Call, by Elon Green
Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro
Driver, Adult Mom
Obviously, Lake Street Dive
Flock, Jane Weaver
Smiling With No Teeth, Genesis Owusu
WE ARE, Jon Batiste
Still Woman Enough, Loretta Lynn
Daddy’s Country Gold, Melissa Carper
Best Streaming Theater of the Month
The Last Five Years — Little Theatre of Fall River’s production of Jason Robert Brown’s modern classic is the perfect fit for the beginning of spring as we look forward hopefully and look back trepidatiously. The direction and design are detailed and subtle, the performances by Jason Cabral and Adina Lundquist are first-rate, and the sound is so good you’ll feel like you’re right there in the front row.