Reviews: Red, Anna Karenina, Silver Linings Playbook

it''s all red... Actor's Actors Inc. staging of Red by John Logan is a triumph

it”s all red… Actor’s Actors Inc. staging of Red by John Logan is a triumph

I’ve been super busy, as of late. Been having a hard time trying to catch up with myself, to be honest, much less here on my wordpress. It’s not a bad thing; I think. Busy is good. I’ve always said that. It just makes me quite a poor blogger. And I haven’t had the time to take in all I’ve experienced in the past few days and try to write poems. I’ll get back to that when I get some alone time. Right now, it’s for making dreams happen.

First up: I want to share my review for Red. This awesome play by John Logan about the painter Mark Rothko just hit me straight in the gut. It is intelligent and brilliant and it was done so well by the duo of Bart Guingona and Joaquin Valdes that I was riveted in my seat and when the climax hit, I was crying! I didn’t think I was going to get hit because it is so cerebral but, no, it still hit me and I was crying. The message is so personal for me. If you love art and aspire to make art, this is your kind of play. In the discussion of art, it leaves no stone unturned.

My review can be found here: Red: Powerful, Gripping, Intelligent.

I also saw Anna Karenina and Silver Linings Playbook and shared my reviews, two movies I really, really enjoyed. I’m happy for all the awards that Silver Linings Playbook was nominated for and the win for Jennifer Lawrence. I was hoping for more nominations for Anna Karenina, especially for the direction, at the very least. It was a superbly well-directed film. I can’t believe nobody caught on to how good it was.

is it film, theater, or ballet? Anna Karenina, through the eyes of Joe Wright, is all three

is it film, theater, or ballet? Anna Karenina, through the eyes of Joe Wright, is all three

I guess, when it came to Joe Wright’s vision of marrying film, dance, and theater in one movie experience might have gone over some people’s heads. It’s kind of sad, though, because I thought it was brilliant.

My review for Silver Linings Playbook can be found here: Silver Linings Playbook: Crazy Beautiful.

My review for Anna Karenina can be found here: Anna Karenina: Staged Magnificently.

2 thoughts on “Reviews: Red, Anna Karenina, Silver Linings Playbook

  1. I discovered your blog page on my return home to Australia, after 3 months in Bacolod. Found out about it through one of your mum’s FB posts. I’ve been reading all your blogs since. I am sooo proud to have a relative who is so talented. Keep up the great work Wanggo. You make us all proud.

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