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The story of Queen and its lead singer is a joy to behold

The story of Queen and its lead singer is a joy to behold

By Lillie Zate, Features editor

December 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Following the United States release of 20th Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody on Nov. 2, the movie has received much critical debate, along with plenty of praise. The film follows both the personal and public life of music legend Freddie Mercury, played by Rami Malek, and his band Queen’s struggles...

Black Panther is much more than just a superhero movie

<em>Black Panther</em> is much more than just a superhero movie

By Amelia Marceau and Yahritzaliz Ortiz-Zayas

April 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Everyone, it seems, turns out to see Marvel Studios movies. They provide two hours for people to ignore the problems of the world with their favorite comic book characters, in a cinema landscape exploding with action and sci-fi gadgets. That’s why Black Panther utterly surprised us. After seeing a ...

Lady Bird is a real and moving portrait of teenage life

<em>Lady Bird</em> is a real and moving portrait of teenage life

By Richard Chang, Features editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Greta Gerwig’s debut as a director, Lady Bird, is the story of Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson, a high school student who wants to move to New York for college to get away from her mother and lower-class home in Sacramento, Calif.  The movie takes place throughout her senior year, when Christine...

The Shape of Water rises to the surface

<em>The Shape of Water</em> rises to the surface

By Yahritzaliz Ortiz-Zayas, Staff writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The nominees for the 90th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday and, in a year long in search of a front-runner, The Shape of Water emerged as the film to beat. Guillermo del Toro’s modern fable snagged 13 nominations, including for Best Picture and Best Director. It left the movie one short of...

The Post is a celebration of free speech and truth

<em>The Post</em> is a celebration of free speech and truth

By Richard Chang, Features editor

January 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

I was surprised when I walked into the auditorium to find that I was clearly the youngest person there to watch Steven Spielberg’s latest film, The Post. Is there nobody, I thought to myself, who cares about this important moment in recent American history that made such an impact on how the governm...

As long as the blockbuster formula works, don’t expect art

As long as the blockbuster formula works, don’t expect art

By Christopher Saunders, Entertainment editor

January 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away ... filmmakers used to care about making quality films. Today, studios seem only to care about making as much money as possible. There is no questioning the box office power of the latest Star Wars incarnation, Star Wars VII: The Last Jedi. As of Tuesday, th...

Looking back a half century to the start of musical greatness

Looking back a half century to the start of musical greatness

By Andrew Fehribach and Steven Richardson

April 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

What do David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, and The Velvet Underground all have in common? Each of them had debut albums exactly 50 years ago. 1967 was a year of great releases from landmark bands and solo musicians. Although not necessarily the best w...

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