Rocky’s Review
Michelle & ¡Gustavo!

I am so excited for EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE! And there are two reasons why: Michelle Yeoh as the star, and the sheer inventiveness and buoyancy which EEAAO seems to possess in abundance.

     Michelle Yeoh, who "gives a virtuoso performance" (RogerEbert.com) plays Evelyn, a laundromat owner who just can't seem to finish her taxes. And before she knows it, she's thrust into multiple universes, each one more kaleidoscopic than the last. The existence of all the universes is under threat from an omnipotent figure with a personal connection to Evelyn, and she is the only one who can save them all. Got it? As Bette Davis said in ALL ABOUT EVE, "Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night." Evelyn is "...the kind of woman the world (and Hollywood) routinely overlooks, but Yeoh makes her embrace of lead-character energy positively gripping." -Vanity Fair.  We have a sneak preview EEAAO Thursday night in the Rose at 7:00. Regular engagements begin Friday in the Rose and Starlight Room.

     Gustavo Dudamel, the charismatic Music and Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic is one of the few classical music figures with rock-star fame. ¡VIVA MAESTRO! considers the personal and political crises with which Dudamel must contend: Should he remain apolitical in the face of recent violent unrest in his native Venezuela, or speak out and enrage political figures. Ultimately his public stand will reinforce his belief in music as an inspiration and force for justice. Featuring sublime music from Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mahler and Shostakovich. "Dudamel's commitment to the boundary-dissolving universal pleasures of making music is unstoppable." -The Wrap

     Need some laughs from the master of physical comedy? Saturday at 11:00 a.m. we're showing Buster Keaton's 1927 silent movie COLLEGE. While he fights for the heart of his beloved co-ed, Mary, the stone-faced Keaton engages in a series of unforgettable vignettes, as he tries his hand as a baseball player, soda jerk, waiter, coxswain and track star.

     After an absence of two years, the National Theatre of London returns to the Rose this weekend. Their productions are always of the highest caliber. This weekend (and next) we present THE BOOK OF DUST - LA BELLE SAUVAGE.

     Nicholas Hytner directs this gripping story from Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series about a fantastical multiverse world where waters are rising and storms are brewing, and two young people find themselves at the center of a duel where everything is at stake. "A theatrical marvel." -Guardian

     Coming next week: THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT - "...one of the funniest movies of the year." -IndieWire. THE NORTHMAN - "A staggering feat of visceral filmmaking." -The Playlist

Cinematically yours,
Rocky