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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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Dev Patel delivers an incredible performance in “Lion”

Sam Bernstein staff writer Garth Davis, in his feature debut, brought the riveting nonfiction book “A Long Way Home” to life in his Oscar nominated film “Lion”. Dev Patel delivered the best performances of his budding careers in this heart-wrenching tale about a young man destined to find his way back home. “Lion” follows Saroo Brierley, […]

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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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Big Sean “moves” to bigger things

Eleanor Bogart-Stuart culture editor Sean Don is back. And he’s here to stay. In the star rapper’s most recent album “I Decided”, Big Sean shows surprising growth and his determination to maintain his top dog status in the music world. But the most prominent theme on “I Decided” is Sean’s preaching of his unwavering resilience […]

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Listening to Carlin’s “The Destroyer of Worlds” is a blast

Ben Dahan news editor “Now I am become death, destroyer of worlds.” Those were the chilling words, borrowed from Hindu scripture, that ran through J. Robert Oppenheimer’s mind as he witnessed the destructive capacity of his creation, which he was now handing to world leaders to unleash at will. Venerable podcaster Dan Carlin delivers this […]

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Teacher couples express their love

Priscilla Hopper staff writer Teachers Josh and Alissa Glass, Pete Van Rossum and Celest Mcdonald share their experiences as couples in the work place.

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Shyamalan returns to form with ‘Split’

Evan Minniti staff writer M. Night Shyamalan is not considered an amazing director. The man is responsible for such cinematic atrocities as “The Last Airbender” and “The Happening”, among others. A man who started his career with so much promise, directing fantastic psychologically and dramatically engaging thrillers like “The Sixth Sense” and “Unbreakable”, became regarded as […]

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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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‘Pink Season’ tops charts: brings vulgarity and unapologetic humor to hip-hop

Max Yera co-editor-in-chief 2017 is off to an odd start with perhaps the most unusual album to ever reach the top of the iTunes charts, Pink Season. The rather absurd, yet comical, 35 track record is the second album of YouTube personality George “Joji” Miller, commonly known as Filthy Frank and, more recently, Pink Guy. […]

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