It’s physically impossible to get to the forest fight scene that hovers atop slender bamboo trees in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’’ and not say out loud “Whoa.’’
Catherine Deneuve plays an icon of French cinema in “The Truth.’’ She even chose her own middle name, Fabienne, for her character who says things like, “I’d rather have been a bad friend and a bad mother and a great actress.’’
They say that art imitates life. Yet it does more than that. Art explains life, and art helps us understand our lives.
A century of racist attacks detailed in the new PBS documentary series “Asian Americans’’ might have felt like ancient history just a few months ago.
“At the start of [the virus outbreak,] we were in California, in Indian Wells. A girl on the street saw my husband and I walking in the street, and was loudly wondering what ‘the Asians’ were doing out. That we should be staying locked in and we already spread it.
“Little America” is a collection of 30 episodes meant to demonstrate to audiences the “collective” that is the United States.
Up until recently, the notion of spending an evening in an art gallery alone, forcibly sequestered from anyone else while you regard the exhibits, would have seemed at least mildly far out.
Even before “Fresh Off the Boat’’ hit the airwaves on ABC in February 2015, the show was facing pressure that other new shows weren’t.
The heavy thud of punches and kicks smacking punching bags could be heard through the walls of a gym for Muay Thai, a martial arts fighting style from Thailand.
Local performer and writer Susan Lieu had her one-woman drama “140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother” pretty much perfected, in terms of performance, by the time she left town for a 10-city tour. But she didn’t figure on certain kinds of offstage drama.