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BERKELEY'S NEWS • FEBRUARY 03, 2023

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Grace Orriss

Grace Orriss joined The Daily Californian's arts & entertainment staff in fall 2018 and currently contributes to the department as the spring 2021 television beat and as a senior staff writer. Her previous roles include theater beat reporter (spring 2019), arts & entertainment assistant editor (fall 2019), arts & entertainment head editor (spring and summer 2020) and special issues editor (fall 2020).

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Blakeson’s direction is uneven, but some of his swipes at American capitalism do land with a pleasant sting. It’s Pike, though, who provides the film with its energy.
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Blakeson’s direction is uneven, but some of his swipes at American capitalism do land with a pleasant sting. It’s Pike, though, who provides the film with its energy.
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Host Regé-Jean Page tackled the series from the jump in his monologue, which featured a few of the “SNL” ladies lusting over him and eagerly invoking his show’s much-discussed sex scenes.
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Host Regé-Jean Page tackled the series from the jump in his monologue, which featured a few of the “SNL” ladies lusting over him and eagerly invoking his show’s much-discussed sex scenes.
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Save the righteous fury for the nominations that actually lay the terrain for awards season, and watch the Globes with a hefty glass of wine in hand.
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Save the righteous fury for the nominations that actually lay the terrain for awards season, and watch the Globes with a hefty glass of wine in hand.
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The best of this week’s sketches smartly called on King’s Oscar-winning acting chops, allowing her to commit to outsize characters.
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The best of this week’s sketches smartly called on King’s Oscar-winning acting chops, allowing her to commit to outsize characters.
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It will be interesting to watch “SNL” leave the Trump era in the second half of its 46th season, hopefully transitioning to more cold opens that don’t include Alec Baldwin’s shopworn Trump impression.
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It will be interesting to watch “SNL” leave the Trump era in the second half of its 46th season, hopefully transitioning to more cold opens that don’t include Alec Baldwin’s shopworn Trump impression.
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The end product is an iffy blend of romantic drama and artistic critique that utterly fails to achieve credibility on either register. 
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The end product is an iffy blend of romantic drama and artistic critique that utterly fails to achieve credibility on either register. 
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“I am about unpacking moments in our history that show precisely when Ginsberg and the Chicanos were hanging out, (or) when Ferlinghetti and my dad appeared in the same anthology.”
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“I am about unpacking moments in our history that show precisely when Ginsberg and the Chicanos were hanging out, (or) when Ferlinghetti and my dad appeared in the same anthology.”
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This intimate anthology makes it clear that though Berkeley may seem dormant for now, the memories that inhabit the city keep it in perpetual motion.
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This intimate anthology makes it clear that though Berkeley may seem dormant for now, the memories that inhabit the city keep it in perpetual motion.
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Between its dull protagonist and meandering plot, there’s little to look forward to beyond the next reveal; "The Sister" never has the conviction to dig into the ethical dilemmas it poses, resulting in a sense of weightlessness it never fully shakes off.
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Between its dull protagonist and meandering plot, there’s little to look forward to beyond the next reveal; "The Sister" never has the conviction to dig into the ethical dilemmas it poses, resulting in a sense of weightlessness it never fully shakes off.
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It renders everything that made Diana an appealing hero in her solo film — her unapologetic femininity, her compassion, her strength — depressingly inert.
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It renders everything that made Diana an appealing hero in her solo film — her unapologetic femininity, her compassion, her strength — depressingly inert.
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