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On ‘High Maintenance,’ characters are expendable, but essential

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Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2020

No matter the medium or the genre, characters are essential to storytelling; they are the heart and soul of any good film or TV show. If the writers and directors can’t get you to care about a character's fate, the story isn’t worth telling. This is why we hear critics and cinephiles groan on and on ...

REVIEW: ‘Avenue 5’’s blend of science fiction and comedy is accessible — and kinda scary

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2020

I’ve always been repelled by the science fiction genre. All those spaceships and aliens and pseudo-scientific jargon — it’s nauseating. It always felt so childish and repetitive.  But maybe I’m just a grumpy old man.  The truth is, my distaste for science fiction is born of my own flaws; namely a stu...

‘American Horror Story: 1984’ a perfect ode to 80s slasher films

'American Horror Story: 1984' a perfect ode to 80s slasher films

Brian Gilbert, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2019

For those obsessed with the horror genre and the 1980s, season nine of “American Horror Story” (AHS) already perfectly captures the mood, music and atmosphere of the 80s only two episodes in. The last two seasons of “AHS” were both intriguing and bold, commenting on politics and religion, but f...

As ‘Veep’ enters final season, Julia Louis-Dreyfus cements legacy fit for comedy royalty

As 'Veep' enters final season, Julia Louis-Dreyfus cements legacy fit for comedy royalty

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 15, 2019

For the past three decades, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been on television nearly every season. As such, Louis-Dreyfus has secured over 300 episodes of comedy under her belt that delivered her seven Emmys for acting and five Screen Actors Guild awards for her singular work, let alone a slew of other awar...

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