Review: Bending the Rituals and Codes of Form in City Ballet

Strange tensions build as more dancers arrive, including the gorgeous Miriam Miller, who takes on some sort of conductor or trainer role. Attractive costumes for Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung’s 10-person cast in Easter egg colors evoke spring, joy; The music is more mixed, disturbing, heightened by the excellent lighting by Brandon Stirling Baker. Sometimes, …

‘A Man Named Scott’ Review: Bending Species, Dealing with Struggles

In “A Man Named Scott,” a documentary about Shia LaBeouf, a longtime friend of the genre-defiant rapper, and one of his superfans, Timothée Chalamet, he is among the men who say Cudi has helped them open up emotionally. They accept Cudi for reshaping hip-hop on their own terms. But director Robert Alexander’s documentary doesn’t just …