Because they set the bar so high, even the worst Cirque du Soleil production is still pretty good. Instead of leaving with a Giaconda smile and sparkly eyes, though, you walk out feeling let down.
A sustained, delightful and genteel match of verbal badminton, Present Laughter elicits laughter that is both abundantly present and, yes, splendidly accounted for.
Consisting of previously unpublished photographs, negatives, and documents culled from the recently uncovered Rendón family archive, Lola Álvarez Bravo: The Photography of an Era, presents scholars with the chance to reevaluate the life, career, and influence of one of Mexico's leading 20th century photographers.
Therapeutically entertaining, How I Learned to Drive brings ubiquitous, taboo issues out into the open. Though the story's tinged with humor, it's still a tough one to embrace. As horrible as it begins, though, it shows that you can come out on the other side.