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“Eighth Grade” hits the mark

“Eighth Grade” hits the mark

September 5, 2018

Holly Coughlan It didn’t occur to me until the first blinding moments of “Eighth Grade” that I didn’t remember what it was like to be 13...

Following the Calling: The Cynic reviews Boston Calling

Following the Calling: The Cynic reviews Boston Calling

June 3, 2018

Natalie Portman was seated upon a platform stage in the Arena of the Harvard Athletic Complex in Camb...

Review: “A Quiet Place” captivates audiences

Review: “A Quiet Place” captivates audiences

Allie O'Connor, Culture Columnist

April 27, 2018

Filed under Arts, Culture, Reviews

My ears were ringing the moment the credits rolled, a distant hum that stayed with me as I caught the ...

Review: “Blockers” falls flat on plot, brings feminism

Review: “Blockers” falls flat on plot, brings feminism

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist

April 19, 2018

Filed under Arts, Culture, Editor's Picks, Reviews

If you enjoy feminist perspectives and John Cena butt chugging beer, “Blockers” might be the fil...

Culture Staff Recommends: Books

Culture Staff

April 18, 2018

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture, Reviews

Summer is only a few weeks away and beach reads will soon be a necessity, so the Culture staff has five book recommendations for you. Check the Culture section weekly for our staff’s picks.   “Bluets” by Maggie Nelson Autobiography, $12.63 Hunter McKenzie’s pick This gorgeous, experimental au...

Recommendations: WRUV’s top music of the week

Recommendations: WRUV’s top music of the week

WRUV

April 13, 2018

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Culture, Reviews

Looking to update your Spotify playlist? Need some new tunes for your next dance party? WRUV has got ...

Lorde hypnotizes Boston with new album

Lorde hypnotizes Boston with new album

April 11, 2018

Whenever I attend a concert, the aftermath is the only thing I remember clearly: running up cement stai...

Culture staff recommends: Netflix movies

Arts Staff

April 3, 2018

Filed under Arts, Arts Regular, Reviews

Did you forget to grab a free movie ticket this week? Don’t want to make the trek down the hill to the Roxy? Culture staff writers have you covered with five Netflix movies you can watch from the comfort of your own bed. Check the culture section weekly for our staff’s picks.   “Marie Antoinette” Hunter...

Review: Red Sparrow leaves viewers uninspired

Review: Red Sparrow leaves viewers uninspired

March 20, 2018

There’s fashion, sex, espionage and violence, but not even Jennifer Lawrence can make this bloated ...

“Black Panther” brings black superheroes into the spotlight

February 28, 2018

The latest addition to Disney’s sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Black Panther,” is the mos...

“Phantom Thread” enchants and surprises

Hunter McKenzie, Arts Columnist

February 8, 2018

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Silk, lace, muslin, taffeta, chiffon and satin. In every instant of “Phantom Thread,” fashion pours out of the frame and couture overwhelms the eye with bold elegance. There are sleeves, crisp collars, bow ties, trimming, devilish coats and dress trains trailing behind. Fabric, and the bodies that give it shape en...

“Call Me By Your Name” transports audience

January 31, 2018

I am stumbling out of a movie theater, turning a line of dialogue from the film I’ve just seen aroun...

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