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What’s Fresh on Netflix

What’s Fresh on Netflix

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

June 3, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

"Always Be My Maybe" Netflix has made a bit of name for themselves in the romantic comedy department. Mega hits like “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” “When We First Met” and “Set it Up” put the streaming service firmly on the map for releasing light, fluffy and endlessly re-watc...

‘Deadwood: The Movie’ is a good western and a great finale

‘Deadwood: The Movie’ is a good western and a great finale

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

June 3, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

“Deadwood” creator/writer David Milch’s abrasive yet finely-wrought HBO Western series set in late-1800s South Dakota, is back. The show was nominated for 28 Emmys and won eight over the course of its roughly two-and-a-half years on air. Now, over a decade later, fans of the show have the proper...

A look back at some of TV’s most notorious finales

A look back at some of TV’s most notorious finales

Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

The series finale of a TV show has typically been viewed as the conclusion of a show that fans have watched since its inception, with a proper send-off of its characters. Shows like the recently finished “Game of Thrones,” amongst others, have transformed many series finales into sources of cynicism...

What’s Fresh on Netflix

What’s Fresh on Netflix

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 28, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

"It's Bruno!" This offbeat New York City-set comedy starts off telling the audience that this “is a comedy about a man and his dog.” And while that’s technically true, “It’s Bruno!” is so much more than that. It follows Malcolm, an overinvolved dog owner, as he attempts to ensure that t...

Despite some amusing humor, cynicism, ‘Catch-22’ never rises to ‘must-see’ TV

Despite some amusing humor, cynicism, ‘Catch-22’ never rises to ‘must-see’ TV

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

May 28, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

It’s a scene late in episode two of Hulu’s “Catch-22” miniseries, based on the classic 1961 novel by Joseph Heller. Air Force Sergeant John Yossarian (Christopher Abbott) walks along the sunburnt tarmac on the Italian island of Pianosa, arguing with the skinny, rulebound Clevinger (Pico Alexander)....

Fandoms: the good, bad of today’s hyper-engaged audiences

Fandoms: the good, bad of today’s hyper-engaged audiences

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Has “fan” become a dirty word? Once a marker of one’s passion for a film, tv show or franchise; now, an excuse to whine, demand and pester the world’s top creators. The rise of Internet culture has allowed fans unprecedented opportunities to discuss and criticize their favorite content, using...

Mental health on the silver screen

Mental health on the silver screen

John Cotter, Contributing Writer

May 20, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

From the exaggerated insanity of figures like Jack Torrance in “The Shining,” to the consuming narcissism of Travis Bickle in “Taxi Driver,” the entertainment and media industries have had massive stakes in contributing to the stigma of mental illness in society through their misrepresentatio...

What’s Fresh on HBO: Series Finale Edition

What’s Fresh on HBO: Series Finale Edition

Benjamin Conboy and Doug Klain, Editor-in-Chief and Opinions Editor

May 20, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

"Veep" "Veep," the highly decorated political satire, has finally come to an end. And in line with its trademark cynicism, it ended on a dark note. The final season chronicles Selina Meyer, played by a Julie Louis-Dreyfus at the top of her game, and her attempt to regain the presidency. And this time...

John Wick: Chapter 3­—Parabellum

John Wick: Chapter 3­—Parabellum

John Cotter, Contributing Writer

May 20, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

There is a scene early on in “John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum” that acts as an anecdotal personification of John Wick (Keanu Reeves) in a perfect way: Wick’s trusted criminal doctor patches him up, with the doctor insisting that Wick shoot him not only once, but twice, because no one believes ...

‘Booksmart’: a teen comedy that breaks from tradition

‘Booksmart’: a teen comedy that breaks from tradition

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

With summer movie season kicking into full gear with the likes of the Avengers, Godzilla, John Wick, Pikachu and Elton John, it becomes frighteningly simple to overlook the smaller, more personal films that audiences can be graced with at the theater. Films that bring the scale down to a human level an...

‘Saint Frances’ tackles abortion issues with authenticity, wit

‘Saint Frances’ tackles abortion issues with authenticity, wit

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

May 17, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

In film school, every student or future filmmaker plans their ideal dream scenario of how they will move into making and releasing their feature-length debut in the industry. Everyone’s dream scenario is different, but they all usually have to do with telling a personal story that comes from deep with...

‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ takes noir to new heights

‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ takes noir to new heights

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Up-and-coming Chinese filmmaker Bi Gan exploded onto the international film scene in 2015 with his soulful and poetic debut feature “Kaili Blues.” The film made waves with its world premiere at the Locarno International Film Festival, where it won Best First Feature, and Gan went on to win the spe...

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