As readers know, a thread of melancholy runs through Tolkien’s masterwork, deepening and informing his achievement. It should, by rights, have its place in any depiction of his life.
This month focuses on contemporary country-rap. It’s high time we take note of a fledgling genre on the verge of mass popularity.
Cry It Out is a well-done dramedy that suggests that we try harder to let life’s sweet moments linger.
The perversity of The Handmaid’s Tale oppressive allegory lends itself well to opera, and Boston Lyric Opera makes the most of the material’s emotional heights and depths.
Zhang Yimou’s return to form is a story of doubles, duplicity — and zithers.
The White Crow, wisely, offers up no easy answers regarding why Rudolf Nureyev defected.
A landmark concert from 1992 is a chance to rediscover Betty Carter’s greatness, to appreciate again how this artist was special to the very essence of her soul.
HBO’S Barry has finally started to hit its stride as a mirthfully dark comedy/drama.
School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play is a serious comedy that takes aim at our provinciality and ignorance.
Bolden is an intense film, depicting a life lived in a horrifically racist time and place.