Review: Egon Schiele: In Search of the Perfect LIne

My review of "Egon Schiele: In Search of the Perfect Line" ran in the December 2018 ISSUE magazine. Here is the link to the article and below is the page layout.

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Review: Johns’ drawings on target

Menil Drawing Institute hosts "Jasper Johns: Condition on Being Here" The new Menil Collection Drawing Institute has chosen Jasper Johns to be the inaugural artist to be featured in its gallery. “Condition of Being Here,” on display through Jan. 27, comprises 41 pieces from 1954 to 2016 and covers a range of mark making, from … Continue reading Review: Johns’ drawings on target

Review: No lie — ‘Curious Incident’ honestly excels

When Christopher John Francis Boone discovers Wellington’s body, he is immediately the prime suspect. But he is innocent and sets out to find the real killer. However, this is not a typical noir detective story. Christopher is a 15-year-old boy, clearly on the Autism spectrum although that is never defined, for whom the truth is … Continue reading Review: No lie — ‘Curious Incident’ honestly excels

Review: TSF’s ‘King John’ turns ‘minor’ play into major triumph

KILGORE — It is always a pleasure to stumble across an unexpected gem and the Texas Shakespeare Festival’s “King John” shines brilliantly. When I saw the lineup for this year’s festival I was most excited to see “King John” precisely because I had never seen it, nor even read it. It is an exaggeration to … Continue reading Review: TSF’s ‘King John’ turns ‘minor’ play into major triumph

Review: ‘A Quiet Place’ is silent surprise

May contain spoilers Ssshhhh… The horror movie genre is the source of some innovative film making lately and, following on the success of “Get Out,” which picked up an Oscar for Jordan Peele’s screenplay, “A Quiet Place” is a taut and clever entry into the field. Directed, co-written (with Scott Beck and Bryan Woods) and … Continue reading Review: ‘A Quiet Place’ is silent surprise

Lies, lies … and great fun

Review: LU theatre's "The Importance of Being Earnest" is terrific entertainment “The Importance of Being Earnest,” is a farce about deception and triviality, but there is nothing deceptive or trivial about Lamar University theatre's latest production. The excellence is in plain view. Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy gets a fresh showing with an ensemble that is … Continue reading Lies, lies … and great fun

Review: ‘Black Panther’ great entertainment for all

The latest entry is the Marvel Comic Universe is the highly anticipated “Black Panther.” While the character does not have the history of other high-powered entries such as Iron Man, Spiderman and Thor, its central hero is the first black superhero to take center stage. It is hard to imagine the pressure that director Ryan … Continue reading Review: ‘Black Panther’ great entertainment for all

Review: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ is a languid romance

May contain spoilers “Call Me By Your Name” is supposed to come to Beaumont the first week in March, just in time for the Oscars, where it is nominated for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for Timothée Chalomet’s performance as 17-year-old Elio. This coming of age love story is set in early-1980s … Continue reading Review: ‘Call Me By Your Name’ is a languid romance