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“The Accountant” & “Moonlight”

“The Accountant” & “Moonlight”

** out of 5 stars “Accountant,” “R” Rating Ben Affleck’s character Christian Wolf in “The Accountant” lives in an Airstream trailer in the hinterland where he stocks weapons, money, paintings by Renoir and Jackson Pollack (bought on the black market). He’s involved with some nefarious organizations and some of assignments are [...]

Light Up Lake Street

Light Up Lake Street

New puppet concert series co-produced by Music Animated and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre BY STEPHANIE ROGERS Like all of our neighbors, In the Heart of the Beast has been processing recent events in Minneapolis. We feel the desperation of our community, and long to find ways of coming together, to hold space, to find peace. [...]

Snowden

Snowden

*** out of 5 stars Oliver Stone is the ideal director for “Snowden”, the man I’ve admired who back in the 1980s and the early 1990s would willingly step into controversial subject matter such as his films “Platoon” (1986), “Born on the Fourth of July” (1989) and “JFK” (1991). “Snowden” is one of those controversial men who [...]

Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

(Left to right) Ben Foster and Chris Pine in HELL OR HIGH WATER. ***** Crime/Drama/Quasi-Modern Western R-Rated “Hell or High Water” is the real deal as far as a solid heist film that is reminiscent of the 1960s and early 1970s heist films such as the late director Michael Cimino’s heist film “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot” (1974) [...]

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre 2016 – 17 Season Announcement

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre 2016 – 17 Season Announcement

QUEENphoto by Stephanie Rogers QUEEN Premiere September 23 – October 2, 2016 Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love- a wide geography that one may get lost in. Written by Erik Ehn and Junauda Petrus Directed by Laurie Carlos Tickets $15.00 PUPPET CABARET September 16th Curated [...]

The Secret Lives of Pets

The Secret Lives of Pets

*** 1/2 out of 5 Animation/Adventure/Comedy “The Secret Lives of Pets” although not perfect is a wholesome family affair. What do humans and pets do? Well, Humans go to work; pets come to play. When the coast is clear and the pets’ owners have gone to work or school in Manhattan, it’s play time for dogs, cats, parakeets, guinea pigs and [...]

To be puppeteers in the Heart of the Beast…

BY STEVEN LINSNER Poet, writer, performer, painter, musician and videographer; 1952-2005 To be puppeteers in the Heart of the Beast… …is to find ourselves in the great world Beast made of families, races, ages, sexes, classes, corporations and nations, people, (and creatures!) all different, working out a way to live together. …is to [...]

Alley Avalon Heart of the Beast Archives

Alley Avalon Heart of the Beast Archives

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“Game Room”

Crime/Drama/Thriller ****1/2 of Five Stars A punk-rock band called “Ain’t Rights” are desperate for money, gas and gigs. Running out of luck the band members Pat (Anton Yelchin), Sam (Alia Shawhat), Tiger (Callum Turner), Reece (Joe Cole) and Amber (Imogen Poots) reluctantly accept a gig at white supremacist compound in back-woods near [...]

“The Lobster”

“The Lobster”

\Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Comedy Rated: R **** of Five Stars “The Lobster” casts modern love relationships in dystopian form and also casts, somewhat in a cynical way, how society constantly insists on couples. David (Colin Farrell) finds out how cruel the world is when his wife leaves him and he’s all alone. He seeks out a surreal compound where [...]

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