Muse House

October 23, 2014 - 1:46pm
Review: Pelvic thrusts, pop culture references and general NSFW-ness make Broadway smash hit The Book of Mormon, which opened Oct. 21 in Syracuse, a blazing success upstate.

Editor's Note: This review originally appeared at Green Room Reviews on October 23, 2014.

October 22, 2014 - 9:36am
A new football-themed play, "Drafters, A Parable," has roots in a men's workshop designed to champion preventative conversations about violence against women.

Imagine a play without a script, without characters, without a plot.

What’s left?

For Ryan Hope Travis, 29, the answer is artistic freedom.

October 20, 2014 - 12:06am
Review: Fake blood, zombified corpses, campy tunes, shotguns and chainsaws. Need we say more?

Editor's Note: This review originally appeared at Green Room Reviews on October 18, 2014.

October 18, 2014 - 6:52pm
Review: The stellar performances and somber tone of 'The Diary of Anne Frank,' which runs through November 1, delivers an unforgettable emotional resonance.

Editor's Note: This review originally appeared at Green Room Reviews on October 18, 2014.

October 18, 2014 - 10:30am
Review: The Indian film, featured at the 2014 Syracuse International Film Festival, asks philosophical questions and presents beautifully orchestrated answers.

In ancient Greece, a ship became reason for much confusion. The Ship of Theseus, a thirty-oar structure, had been preserved for a long time. Then decay lead to a restoration process, where its old, sagging parts were replaced one by one.

October 16, 2014 - 11:55pm
In anticipation of the new Brad Pitt vehicle, Fury, film fan and arts journalism graduate student Kevin Garcia examines the five war films most often mentioned as shining exemplars of the genre.

With Fury starring Brad Pitt coming out this Friday, we look at five highly celebrated war films that have stood the test of time. They will be placed in chronological order. Check them out.

1. Apocalypse Now (1979)

October 15, 2014 - 9:31am
The 1997 film, which screened as part of a showcase honoring Cassavetes at the Syracuse International Film Festival, is a particularly zany take on love triangles.

She’s So Lovely is about a love story, but that kind of love rarely exists in the real world. Maybe director Nick Cassavetes wants to let us forget about the real world and just watch his film to experience the crazy love that most people won’t experience in their whole lives.

October 13, 2014 - 4:37pm
A look at the perceptions, the stereotypes and the realities of Indian cinema through the lens of one particularly prolific director, honored at this year's Syracuse International Film Festival.

The concept of Bollywood has often been confused with romance. It is assumed that every Bollywood movie is a chapter from a mushy Danielle Steel novel or a whole lot of dance and sparkle.

October 13, 2014 - 12:57pm
Review: A talented ensemble of collegiate performers and production workers makes 'Parade' into a haunting, emotional theater presentation.

Editor's Note: This review originally appeared at Green Room Reviews on October 12, 2014.

Syracuse University Department of Drama opened its season Friday, Oct. 11 with a heart-wrenching production of Parade.

October 9, 2014 - 11:43am
In honor of the new legal drama The Judge, we take a look at five of the most beloved cinematic courtroom dramas in the history of the medium.

With The Judge coming to theaters this Friday, here are five courtroom films that can't be missed. Disclaimer: I have not seen all the courtroom films ever made, but of the ones I have seen, here are the five most worth mentioning. This list is in chronological order.

1. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)