Savannah Milam

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  • 'Hidden Letters' review

    I had the pleasure of attending the Pittsburgh International Film Festival’s screening and Q&A of the documentary “Hidden Letters,” directed by Violet Du Feng and Qing Zhao. The film was produced by Academy Award-nominated producer Su Kim, as well as Emmy nominated producers Jean Tsien and Mette Chang Munthe-Kaas. “Hidden Letters” took five years to complete and was a labor of love for all involve...

    Pillbox | December 11, 2023
  • 'The Death of Don Juan' review

    When I first accepted the job of reviewing Scotch ‘n’ Soda’s production of “The Death of Don Juan,” I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had a very limited knowledge of the original story of Don Juan, so I really had no expectations about what this show would be about. It’s safe to say that I had an enjoyable experience.

    Pillbox | December 11, 2023
  • It's not Christmas yet

    With Oct. 31 comes trick-or-treating, costumes, scares, and the promise that Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” will be blasting over every radio station you turn on the next morning. Why do we have to start celebrating Christmas the moment Halloween is over even though it’s still two months away?

    Forum | November 13, 2023
  • Novel-Tea: Who has gotten Sherlock Holmes right?

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published the first Sherlock Holmes novel, "A Study in Scarlet," in 1887. Naturally, when a series receives as much acclaim as Sherlock Holmes has over the years, a whole slew of adaptations are bound to be made. We’ve seen mostly direct copies of the books, like the 1939 film "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," starring Basil Rathbone and directed by Alfred L Werker. We’ve...

    Forum | November 6, 2023
  • The Villain in the Family

    Looking up at the boy about to kill me I realized something. I wasn’t the hero in this story — I was the villain. And no one would mourn me when I was gone. No one mourns the wicked.

    Pillbox | October 30, 2023