Trey Graham http://wvasfm.org en Twins Or 'Enemy' — And What Could It All Mean? http://wvasfm.org/post/twins-or-enemy-and-what-could-it-all-mean Strange and stylish and surpassingly dark, Denis Villeneuve's <em>Enemy — </em>especially<em> </em>paired with the same director's recent cop thriller<em> Prisoners </em>— makes a strong case for star Jake Gyllenhaal as maybe our most enigmatic young leading man.<p>He was twitchily fascinating in <em>Prisoners</em>, playing a character who'd prove a hero but who still seemed to be hiding some darkness, some damage, right up until the credits rolled. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Trey Graham 44618 at http://wvasfm.org Twins Or 'Enemy' — And What Could It All Mean? 'Particle Fever': Thrills, Chills And High Subatomic Drama http://wvasfm.org/post/particle-fever-thrills-chills-and-high-subatomic-drama All you really need to know about <em>Particle Fever </em>is that it includes footage of physicists rapping. About physics. Wearing giant Einstein masks.<p>It's that blend of earnestness and abandon that informs Mark Levinson's utterly absorbing documentary, a chronicle of the launch of the <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/135761885/large-hadron-collider">Large Hadron Collider</a> and the search for the fabled Higgs boson, a subatomic particle long theorized but never located. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:44:00 +0000 Trey Graham 44283 at http://wvasfm.org 'Particle Fever': Thrills, Chills And High Subatomic Drama 'Kids For Cash,' Or Perhaps Not — But A Broken System For Sure http://wvasfm.org/post/kids-cash-or-perhaps-not-broken-system-sure <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX585IqNRq4</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:11:00 +0000 Trey Graham 43894 at http://wvasfm.org 'Kids For Cash,' Or Perhaps Not — But A Broken System For Sure Clip Job: 'Five Dances,' One Sweetly Moving Romance http://wvasfm.org/post/clip-job-five-dances-one-sweetly-moving-romance <em>Five Dances</em> might be the least talky movie I've seen in months — but it's plenty expressive. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:49:00 +0000 Trey Graham 35831 at http://wvasfm.org Clip Job: 'Five Dances,' One Sweetly Moving Romance Don't Worry, Kids, These (Sex) Addicts Are All Right http://wvasfm.org/post/dont-worry-kids-these-sex-addicts-are-all-right Somewhere between Tim Robbins' angry assumption about his wife's pain pills and Pink's ecstatic-dance excursion with the guy from <em>Book of Mormon,</em> I realized that the dealing-with-addiction drama <em>Thanks for Sharing</em> really, really wanted to tell me everything it knows about life in recovery. As a critic, I've gotta acknowledge the problems that kind of crowding creates for a storyteller. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:03:00 +0000 Trey Graham 35010 at http://wvasfm.org Don't Worry, Kids, These (Sex) Addicts Are All Right When A 'Total Eclipse' Leads To Some Serious Exposure http://wvasfm.org/post/when-total-eclipse-leads-some-serious-exposure <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3DlDPeurRw</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:45:00 +0000 Trey Graham 33075 at http://wvasfm.org When A 'Total Eclipse' Leads To Some Serious Exposure Guy Pearce, We Are Pleased To Find You Looking Vaguely Disreputable In 'Jack Irish' http://wvasfm.org/post/guy-pearce-we-are-pleased-find-you-looking-vaguely-disreputable-jack-irish With Linda still out at the TCA gathering, TV is much on our minds. Sat, 03 Aug 2013 11:27:00 +0000 Trey Graham 32444 at http://wvasfm.org Guy Pearce, We Are Pleased To Find You Looking Vaguely Disreputable In 'Jack Irish' Coffee Break: The Get Your 'Mary Poppins' Groove On Edition http://wvasfm.org/post/coffee-break-get-your-mary-poppins-groove-edition <strong>*</strong> Having seen <strong>Cate Blanchett's electric Blanche DuBois</strong>, and had <a href="http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/theater/2009/11/05/critical-mass-why-the-cate-blanchett-streetcar-sucks-or-doesnt/">a public pretend-squabble</a> with our own Bob Mondello about it, I felt like I was all up in Charles McNulty's head when I read his take on <em>Blue Jasmine. </em>[<a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-cate-blanchett-blue-jasmine-20130801,0,5211492.story">The Los Angeles Times</a>]<p><strong>*</strong> Long names. Thu, 01 Aug 2013 18:13:00 +0000 Trey Graham 32329 at http://wvasfm.org Coffee Break: The Get Your 'Mary Poppins' Groove On Edition Coffee Break: People Arguing And Counting And Singing And Getting Gassed Edition http://wvasfm.org/post/coffee-break-people-arguing-and-counting-and-singing-and-getting-gassed-edition * If you're anywhere near Winston-Salem, please note that Tonya Pinkins, whose chops are so considerable that I don't entirely know where to start with her amazingness, so just Google her, <strong>is in cabaret thereabouts</strong>, as part of the biennial National Black Theatre Festival. This is a thing that makes me want to go to North Carolina. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 17:34:00 +0000 Trey Graham 32273 at http://wvasfm.org Coffee Break: People Arguing And Counting And Singing And Getting Gassed Edition Coffee Break: Of Weddings And Looming Parental Mortality And German http://wvasfm.org/post/coffee-break-weddings-and-looming-parental-mortality-and-german No, it's not Morning Shots today. Some of us just <em>really</em> aren't morning people. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:37:00 +0000 Trey Graham 31805 at http://wvasfm.org Coffee Break: Of Weddings And Looming Parental Mortality And German