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osé Álvaro Osorio Balvin, aka J Balvin, has a contemplative moment before a performance in the documentary “The Boy From Medellin.”

REVIEW: J Balvin biopic challenges narrative that celebrities shouldn’t speak out on political issues

Lauren Coates, Staff Writer May 9, 2021

Maybe it was the lockdown-induced solitude that did it, but in the first half of 2021, it already feels like every musical artist and their mother has a documentary coming out this year.  From Billie...

Still of Frances McDormand in Chloe Zhaos third feature film Nomadland.

‘Nomadland’ blends Hollywood with humanity

Sofia Leal, Contributing Writer May 9, 2021

Over the course of the 2020-2021 award season, “Nomadland” racked up over 100 film awards including, most recently, the Academy Award for best actress, best picture and best director. Hence, it is...

Storm Reid stars in the on-screen adaption of the beloved novel A Wrinkle in Time. (Photo courtesy of IMDB)

Review: A Stinker in Time

Garret Neal, Staff Writer March 12, 2018

After hitting a homerun with the critically acclaimed “Selma” back in 2014, Ava DuVernay landed the coveted spot as director on a big budget Disney project. That project was “A Wrinkle in Time,”...

Jennifer Lawrence in the 2018 film Red Sparrow. (Photo courtesy of IMDB)

“Red Sparrow” severely disappoints

Garret Neal, Staff Writer March 5, 2018

“Red Sparrow,” how I do dislike thee. Let me count the ways. You take ambitious leaps and for that I cannot fault you, but my gosh do you fall short of whatever you aimed for. The movie (based on a...

In the season premiere episode USS Callister, the crew attempts to appease their seemingly bold and charismatic leader, as they are transported into action.   
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The divide in “Black Mirror”

Newest season's positivity polarizes viewers
Mackenzie Murtaugh, Copy Editor January 8, 2018

A spoiler alert is necessary, as many plot points and endings will be discussed and analyzed from here on out. The fourth season of Netflix’s British smash hit “Black Mirror” premiered on Dec. 29,...

Spanish-language music is more versatile than you think

Spanish-language music is more versatile than you think

Amber Colón October 9, 2017

It seems like everyone knows “Despacito” regardless of whether or not they know what the Spanish lyrics mean. Throughout the summer, the song played (and still plays) on major radio stations like B96...

Whats Fresh in Podcasts

What’s Fresh in Podcasts

Matt Koske October 9, 2017

Fighting In The War Room The twice-weekly podcast “Fighting In The War Room” is hosted by Katey Rich of Vanity Fair, Da7e Gonzales and Matt Patches of  Thrillist and David Ehrlich of IndieWire....

“Stranger in the Alps” is Bridgers’ first full-length LP that was released on Sept. 22.

Soft melodies shine in Phoebe Bridgers’ “Stranger in the Alps”

Marty O'Connell October 9, 2017

Musician Phoebe Bridgers has surrounded herself with experts of sad songs like Ryan Adams, Julien Baker and Conor Oberst, so it’s no surprise that her new album is a superb collection of songs that will...

Review: ‘Captain Fantastic’ pushes societal norms

Matt Koske July 22, 2016

An outlandish but tender father, Ben—a one-of-a-kind role executed exquisitely by Viggo Mortensen—prominently discusses thematic issues on parenting, knowledge, loss and one’s own courageous...

Review: FOXs spooky sorority series Scream Queens

Review: FOX’s spooky sorority series “Scream Queens”

Mandy Durose September 18, 2015

Starting this fall on Tuesday nights, Kappa Kappa Tau has bigger problems than just hazing. Ryan Murphy’s new Fox series premiering Sept. 22, “Scream Queens” bends genres to give audiences a...

Review: Tame Impala - Currents

Review: Tame Impala – ‘Currents’

Kirsten Onsgard July 14, 2015

Kevin Parker is changing - and he isn’t afraid to tell you. If the track titles on “Currents”  - like “Let it Happen,” “Past Life” and even “Yes, I’m Changing” - aren’t enough of...

Review: Years & Years - Communion

Review: Years & Years – ‘Communion’

Kevin Quin July 13, 2015

Communion is defined as “the sharing or exchanging of intimate thoughts and feelings, especially when the exchange is on a mental or spiritual level.” “Communion” is also what British electro-pop...

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