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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...

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...

“Dear White People”

Gaetano Martello

November 11, 2014

Filed under Opinion

This week, I had the pleasure of getting to see the new racial satire “Dear White People.” Its primary focus is on the relationship between blacks and whites, first and foremost from the black perspective. It takes place at a university, where students of both races excel, but where there is much racial tension among stud...

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