The actors’ infectious energy and absolute dedication to imaginative play-acting help make Arabian Nights spellbinding.
Book Review: “The English and Their History” — A Panoramic View of the Past
With this excellent volume, Robert Tombs offers further proof that there should be no variance between good history and good writing.
Film Reviews: Let’s Get Physical — “Concussion” and “Point Break”
Concussion butts heads with the NFL; Point Break is pointless.
Film Review: “Joy” and “The Danish Girl” — Gratification Limited
The unimportance of being too earnest.
Movie Review: “The Big Short” — Capitalism Gone Wild, Made Entertaining
The Big Short is a deftly sardonic piece of doomsday economic diagnosis that is as entertaining as it is alarming.
Theater Review: “The Great Comet” — Immersive Theater, At Its Best
Who would have guessed that a hunk of War and Peace could be such an enormous amount of fun?
Film Commentary: Blink a Bright Red and Green — “Carol’’’s Holiday Charm
A guide to the symbolic color odyssey that will keep you on your toes if you choose to see Carol more than once (and I’m thinking you will).
Visual Arts Commentary: Finally, Public Art is Booming in Boston
Boston’s visual art ethos has been painfully safe and systemically non-experimental. Thankfully, that is beginning to change.
Fuse Coming Attractions: December 20 through 29—What Will Light Your Fire This Week
Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, theater, dance, music, visual arts, and author events for the coming week.
Fuse Feature: Best in Dance of 2015
Fuse dance critics pick some of the outstanding performances/events of the year.