Nanny McPhee Returns (PG)


A vast improvement over the 2005 franchise introduction of co-writer/actress Emma Thompson’s household savior, this sequel finds modern-day meaning in its World War II-era English trappings. Nanny helps farm-owner Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal) by teaching her unruly charges “five lessons” that will leave the family members “wanting” but not “needing” her continued service.

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Double Double Toil and Trouble

By Rosalie Miletich

For anyone who hasn’t seen Shakespeare before, Insurgo Theater Movement’s Macbeth is a good introduction to the darker works of the Bard. The production is quite traditional in contrast with recent interpretations, such as those set in a modern restaurant or populated by punk biker gangs. Strobe lightning and rousing bagpipes set the scene for witchcraft and battle on the Scottish moors. Geo Nikols (most recently in Insurgo’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Theseus) is rather young for the part of Macbeth, but he projects an air of grounded self-confidence.