Ed Rampell: As we celebrate the 450th birthday of the Bard who is best known for his plots and arguably (to quote Polonius in Hamlet) “this above all else” his dialogue, it’s intriguing to encounter a Shakespearean experience minus a single spoken line.
Ed Rampell: Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE is a combination of the cinematic, operatic and theatrical — along with the acrobatic, aerial, ballet, puppetry, projections, lighting, costuming to put Liberace to shame, and more, all presented with a circus-like panache.
Ed Rampell: Shots in Indigo reminded this viewer of the playful sense of discovery of Georges Melies early shorts, as well as of scenes from Jean Vigo or Luis Bunuel/ Salvador Dali films or prints by M.C. Escher, with Rube Goldberg type inventions, such as a piano that creates cocktails.
Teka-Lark Fleming: What Spike Lee did with Do the Right Thing in the late 80s is what Simien has done with Dear White People for the millennium teens.