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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

"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

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

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

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

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...

What’s Fresh on Netflix

What’s Fresh on Netflix

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 13, 2019

"Dead to Me" Christina Applegate stars in Netflix’s newest dark comedy as Jen, a woman dealing with grief after her husband is killed suddenly in a hit-and-run. As she attends a grief support group she meets Judy (Linda Cardellini) and the two become unlikely friends considering their opposite p...

“Line of Duty” 5th season provides thrilling window into police corruption

“Line of Duty” 5th season provides thrilling window into police corruption

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

May 13, 2019

Are police officers secretly engaging in complicity with organized crime? In “Line of Duty,” you can bet they are. And in the unnamed U.K. city where the show is set, it’s up to Anticorruption Unit 12 to bring in the “bent coppers” who are committing criminal acts while betraying the public...

What’s Fresh in Comedy

What’s Fresh in Comedy

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 6, 2019

I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson   From the mind of “Saturday Night Live” alum Tim Robinson comes Netflix’s “I Think You Should Leave,” an offbeat and consistently funny new sketch comedy show. The first season is comprised of just six 20-minute episodes, all of which ar...

A conversation with those behind Netflix’s new coming-of-age flick “The Last Summer”

A conversation with those behind Netflix’s new coming-of-age flick “The Last Summer”

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 6, 2019

The few months following your high school graduation before whatever your next step is a unique time period in that drastic change is imminent and the future remains uncertain while you’re also enjoying the last bit of unbridled freedom before adulthood. “The Last Summer,” a Chicago-set coming-of-age...

What’s fresh on Netflix

What’s fresh on Netflix

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 29, 2019

"Someone Great"   Gina Rodriguez, DeWanda Wise and Brittany Snow star in this modern romantic comedy that follows a group of friends as they deal with major life changes and officially enter adulthood. Rodriguez carries the film as Jenny, a music journalist who is simultaneously celebrating a...

HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ provides harrowing look at history’s worst nuclear disaster

HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ provides harrowing look at history’s worst nuclear disaster

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2019

When the new season of “Game of Thrones” premiered two Sundays ago, viewers got a glimpse into what looked like a post-apocalyptic world. It was in fact a trailer for HBO’s new mini-series, “Chernobyl,” which chronicles the deadliest nuclear disaster in the history of the world, its attem...

O’Shea Jackson Jr. steps out of the shadow, into the spotlight

O’Shea Jackson Jr. steps out of the shadow, into the spotlight

John Cotter, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019

When I first came across an image of O’Shea Jackson Jr. on the big screen in the box-office smash “Straight Outta’ Compton,” I couldn’t help but be reminded of evident comparisons to his father, the legendary Ice Cube. But this 28-year-old is so much more than just a shadow of his father’...

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