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Film Review: ‘Get Out’ provides fresh take on horror genre

Max Yera co-editor-in-chief Jordan Peele’s horror-comedy, and debut feature film, “Get Out” has seemingly emerged as one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed releases of 2017, and for good reason. This dark, strange and gripping tale of a black man (Daniel Kaluuya) visiting the family home of his white girlfriend (Allison Williams) manages […]

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‘Logan’ is a brutal farewell to the Wolverine

Evan Minniti staff writer The Wolverine has had a long and convoluted backstory in the long and convoluted “X-Men” franchise. There have been a lot of ups and downs: movies like “X2”, “First Class” or “Days of Future Past” really work as smart, action packed superhero movies; whereas “Apocalypse” and “Last Stand” were pretty disappointing […]

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Carruth’s ‘Upstream Color’ is flawed, but beautiful

Evan Minniti staff writer There are a lot of cute piggies, scary parasites and raw emotions in “Upstream Color”, a science-fiction romantic epic, and the second feature film for writer-director-actor-composer Shane Carruth. In an era when so many mainstream movies with budgets in the tens of millions can look so visually flat and uninteresting, “Upstream […]

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“The Servant of Two Masters” primed to bring improv and hilarity to theatre

Max Yera co-editor-in-chief  The Theatre Arts Workshop (TAW) will open its first of four productions of “The Servant of Two Masters” tonight at 7 p.m. The play, an 18th century Italian comedy, follows Truffaldino as he agrees to serve two masters and, in doing so, becomes immersed in a tale of confusion and mayhem. Florindo Aretusi, […]

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Will Rogers Awards Gala recognizes local achievements

Priscilla Hopper staff writer The Will Rogers Awards Gala was hosted at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills on Nov. 9, 2016. Nominees and spectators walked the red carpet to make an appearance before entering the dinner and awards show. Will Rogers was a respected writer, actor and social commentator. The award recognizes the achievements […]

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Star Trek mixed with Shakespeare: “Pericles” brings new sense of adventure

Max Yera co-editor-in-chief The Theater Arts Workshop (TAW) concluded their first production of the year this past Saturday with the final performance of “Pericles.” The show was a Star Trek adaptation of the Shakespearean play, a combination which created a notably unique experience for both actors and audiences. “‘Pericles’ was certainly a unique choice for […]

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Madrigals perform at Sept. 11 memorial ceremony

  The Beverly Hills community gathered as they mourned the deaths of the first responders and victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

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Highlights previews summer movie slate

Nirav Desai staff writer Students have been treated to an embarassment of riches during the last few Mays. On account of Hollywood, and probably some local parents who work in the industry, what was previously celebrated as the final month of the school year now marks the beginning of the summer movie season. This extended […]

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Madoff makes off with five stars

Keith Stone, staff writer There are some things that can make one’s heart skip a beat. A moment of incredible fear or panic, the pride of seeing a good grade and the immeasurable joy that comes from discovering an amazing new TV show to occupy time. Madoff may be only four, 45-minute long episodes, but […]

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58th Grammys offer entertainment, encouragement, disappointment

Nirav Desai, staff writer Despite supplying many encouraging firsts that point toward progress in the music industry, last night’s Grammys simultaneously produced disappointment as viewers were reminded of how far The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has yet to go in the awarding of the show’s biggest prizes. The 58th installment of the annual […]

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