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Where you read it first | Sunday, April 14, 2024

Tommy Gillespie


'And Then We Danced' hampers its own triumphs

“There is no sex in Georgian dance,” a stern instructor tells protagonist Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) in an early scene of “And Then We Danced” (2019). This directive, barked out when the young dancer imbues his movements with a bit too much personality for the rigid strictures of masculinity ...


Sherry Pie disqualified from 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

On Friday morning, season 12 cast member Sherry Pie was disqualified from "RuPaul's Drag Race" (2009–), a shock with only a single parallel in "Drag Race" history. The disqualification followed revelations that Joey Gugliemelli, aka Sherry Pie, had catfished several actors ...


Akira Oni's horror drag invades Coolidge Corner Theatre

Last Saturday night, as the moon approached its midnight zenith, an ashen-faced apparition with jagged horns crept onto the stage at Brookline’s Coolidge Corner Theatre. As the screen behind this figure sprouted shadowy giants and generated psychedelic images of germinating flora, the audience, barely ...


'Drag Race' reveals season 12 cast

Hello hello hello! It’s been months since we’ve talked, kitty girls, and so much has happened in the interim. In the time since The Vivienne was crowned the UK’s first “Drag Race” superstar back in November, “AJ and the Queen” (2020–) has premiered, made us scratch our heads and been ...


'Cats' finds its next life in midnight cinema pantheon

At a late-night screening of “Cats” (2019), there are exactly four rules that audiences must hold sacrosanct. First, judgment and jerkiness are the sole unwelcome visitors to this party — all who enter this hallowed space must respect the manner in which their fellow audience members are compelled ...


'Knives Out' hits every murder mystery beat with aplomb

“Knives Out” breaks exactly no new ground in cinema. What it does do is serve up a tremendously entertaining ride. Johnson and his cast and crew lean delicately onto the illustrious history of mystery, and while some critics may dismiss their film for it, it’s impossible to find fault in “Knives Out” when it gets all those tropes so right.

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