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‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’: a lesbian romance done with love

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’: a lesbian romance done with love

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

Of the vast amount of lesbian dramas that have emerged from the last decade, most have been the product of a male director, containing graphic sex scenes that don’t necessarily contribute to the plot, like Abdellatif Kechiche’s “Blue is the Warmest Colour,” for example. Others, however, are ca...

‘Emma.’ is a visually breathtaking adaptation

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Jane Austen’s classic novel, “Emma.” gets another readaptation in Director Autumn De Wilde’s visually beautiful version of a classic story of rich, young matchmaker Emma Woodhouse. As far as the story goes, “Emma.” isn’t something under the radar in pop culture. There have been countle...

‘The Invisible Man’ is a true psychological horror film

‘The Invisible Man’ is a true psychological horror film

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

If anyone has been feeling a little underwhelmed by the latest films in the horror and thriller genre to come out—à la “The Turning”—then I’m here to say that “The Invisible Man” has come to the rescue. Directed by Leigh Whannell, who starred in and co-wrote “Saw” (2004), “The I...

‘P.S. I Still Love You’ is the sequel that hits softly

‘P.S. I Still Love You’ is the sequel that hits softly

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

“To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,” the sequel to Netflix’s “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” (2018), deepens Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter Kavinsky’s (Noah Centineo) relationship, but doesn’t add much else.  This time around, Director Michael Fimognari takes the story of th...

Movie Playlist: Leading Ladies You Will Love

Movie Playlist: Leading Ladies You Will Love

Kirstin Joyce, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

With Women’s History Month right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to grab some friends, make one of those fancy snacks from your Pinterest board and watch some of the best films featuring strong female leads.  “Hidden Figures” “Hidden Figures” tells the true story of the amazing wo...

Luke Sweeney’s Peace Meal Group serenades their ‘hometown’

Luke Sweeney’s Peace Meal Group serenades their ‘hometown’

Melissa Joseph, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

The smell of freshly brewed coffee and the hum of large amps filled Tender Loving Coffee as dozens gathered to watch Luke Sweeney and more perform Friday night.  Red and green fluorescent lights spilled over the makeshift stage as Grey Loom opened the night with chilling vocals and deep bass. E...

Tame Impala returns with the ‘The Slow Rush’

Tame Impala returns with the ‘The Slow Rush’

Kati Morris, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

“Has it really been that long?” frontman Kevin Parker asks, a question that seemed to echo the thoughts of fans everywhere who, although eager for Tame Impala’s return, were still enamored by the beloved “Currents,” Tame Impala’s 2015 album. Following up an album as big as “Currents...

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ is fun and redeeming

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ is fun and redeeming

Danielle Kessler, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Director Jeff Fowler’s feature directorial debut, “Sonic the Hedgehog,” takes the classic video game character into a fun, carefree movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously.  It’s been an entire year since we got a first glimpse at the “Sonic the Hedgehog” movie, and we can ...

‘Have We Met?’ is dark, terrifying and somehow danceable

‘Have We Met?’ is dark, terrifying and somehow danceable

Kati Morris, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Led by frontman Dan Bejar of “The New Pornographers,” Canadian band “Destroyer” turns nightmare fuel into dreamy sophisti-pop on their newest album, “Have We Met”. Drawing inspiration from “The Twilight Zone,” Edgar Allan Poe, and the soundtracks of Korean horror films, the album evokes...

‘Birds of Prey’ delivers empowerment with style

Danielle Kessler

February 12, 2020

As director Martin Scorsese would say, not all films of the superhero genre are considered cinema. However, that doesn’t mean the films can’t be considered important pieces of entertainment that expand viewers’ definitions of what it means to be powerful. Director Cathy Yan’s newest addi...

The late Mac Miller’s “Circles” brings an emotional final project to career

The late Mac Miller’s “Circles” brings an emotional final project to career

Elijah Ewing

February 5, 2020

Circles is an introspective album that features smooth bass lines and heartfelt verses that show Mac Miller's frustration transformed and turned into verses.  The album starts with the title track, “Circles”. Miller raps about how he can’t be changed and how he ends up going in circles. This th...

The Turning: Review

The Turning: Review

Danielle Kessler

February 4, 2020

“The Turning” is horrifying, but not in the way a horror movie should be.  The film is set in 1994. It centers on a young teacher, Kate (Mackenzie Davis), who takes a job as a caretaker for two orphaned children, Flora (Brooklyn Prince) and Miles (Finn Wolfhard). Instead of brilliantly crafted p...

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