Entries by Steven Ross

A Bloody Good Slice of Squeamish For A One Woman Show.

Alison Fraser. All Photos by Maria Baranova. A Bloody Good Slice of Squeamish For A One Woman Show. By Ross What is it that makes you Squeamish? Is it the bloody red hand-print on the poster for this new play written and directed by Aaron Mark? It certainly is arresting, eye-catching, and provocative, but doesn’t exactly make me Squeamish. […]

People Places & Things: One Messy But Awesome Addicted Seagull.

Denise Gough (center). Photo by Teddy Wolff. People Places & Things: One Messy But Awesome Addicted Seagull.  By Ross for frontmezzjunkies “I am a seagull,” she cries, but no, that’s not quite right. Denise Gough, the Olivier award winning actress, on the other hand, is getting it all perfectly right in the phenomenal People, Places & […]

Lady Bird: Love Letters to Mom and Sacramento, if you can believe it.

Lady Bird. Saoirse Ronan, Beanie Feldstein.  Lady Bird: A Movie Review  Love Letters to Mom and Sacramento, if you can believe it. By Ross for frontmezzjunkies This lovely and engaging teen angst drama is basically numerous love letters all enmeshed into one teenager’s tale of awakening to the complexities of adulthood. “Lady Bird“, the directorial debut of […]

Keen Company’s Lonely Planet: Games People Play in a Plague

Lonely Planet, the new play by Steven Dietz (Bloomsday) presented by Keen Company starts off with a lonely chair in the middle of a small map store on the oldest street in an American city. We find Jody, the owner of the map store, quietly contemplating a beautiful chair and peacefully sitting in the chair.Then like a […]

Torch Song: Under a Broken Red Neon Sign, A Love Story.

Torch Song: Under a Broken Red Neon Sign, A Love Story. By Ross It all begins, under the broken neon red Torch Song sign, with the illusion of perfection with big dash of fabulousness, well, one that is under construction. A drag queen preparing in front of a mirror for her performance to come. Applying the layers […]

Mudbound: A Movie Review That Became Something Quite Different

Mudbound: A Movie Review That Became Something Quite Different By Ross Mudbound is an harrowing epic piece of American filmmaking by director, Dee Rees.  Beautifully shot by cinematographer, Rachel Morrison, while being very stressful to experience, the passion of all who made this powerful film is stained on to each and every frame of film, much […]

The Florida Project: The Antithesis of the Magic Kingdom

The Florida Project: A Movie Review The Antithesis of the Magic Kingdom By Ross Close by where the tale of “The Florida Project” meanders along, there is a land that is next door, but essentially far far away, the Magical Kingdom of Disney World. It is a place that sprinkles fairy dust as wide as […]

Una: A Car Crash in Slow Motion

Una: A Movie Review A Car Crash in Slow Motion By Ross for frontmezzjunkies When invited to a screening of the new film, Una, my first react was to say ‘no’ as I don’t think of myself as a film reviewer. I’ve written a few last year about the Oscar nominated films, and films that moved me when […]