Bob Verini

Review: ‘Twist’


"Twist" hearkens back to the raw early days of the Off Off Broadway movement. S&M take on Dickens' "Oliver Twist" feels like something at the '60s Caffe Cino, with Equity thesps mixing with rank…

  • Film

To hell, with the truth


Even though films often require years of development, many of the reality-based features released in recent months bear more than a passing resemblance to 2007's ripped-from-the-headline stories ...

Review: ‘Cry-Baby’


No real tears are shed in "Cry-Baby," the exuberantly witty musical adaptation of John Waters' 1990 social satire in pre-Broadway tryout at the La Jolla Playhouse. That's because the style forbids…

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