What to watch?
During this time of plague, the performing arts have reached critical mass in terms of survival. Many are turning to the digital world to maintain their profile. I”ll try to keep you up to date about virtual worthies. Stay tuned.
The Oscar Rage – A Bit Late
I was having serious website problems when the Oscars happened so I never had a chance to voice my annual Oscar rage. Parasite was an enjoyable picture, but best pic of the year? You’ve got to be kidding. Long after Parasite has sunk without a trace, Sam Mendes’ direction for 1917 will live on. At least 1917 won for cinematography. In other words, Parasite did not deserve either best picture or best direction. As for best actress – anyone of the other four nominees were better than miss squint, Renée Zellweger, who played Judy Garland without one ounce of subtlety or nuance, not to mention, and pardon the pun, all on one note. I’m always disappointed by the Oscar choices, but this year was particularly hard to swallow.
The 10th Annual Toronto Theatre Critics Awards Ceremony
Watch On YOUTUBE: youtu.be/JBPjb4INSBO
MONDAY, JUNE 22ND, 2020
7 PM EST
Review of Shaw Festival’s Cyrano de Bergerac.
Tom Rooney’s astonishing Cyrano at the Shaw Festival is a must see. Full review can be found on ludwig-van.com.
Theatre Review – Pirate Life Theatre/Moby: A Whale of a Tale
A delightful musical that follows the Melville novel quite closely.
Check out my review of the new musical BLACKOUT at High Park Amphitheatre. https://www.ludwig-van.com/…/scrutiny-strong…/