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Boy Erased an Affecting, Vital LGBT Drama

Boy Erased an Affecting, Vital LGBT Drama

November 7, 2018


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

Based on the 2016 memoir of the same name, Boy Erased recounts the story of Jared (Lucas Hedges), the gay, college-age son of a Baptist preacher who is forced to undergo “conversion therapy” at the behest of his parents and church leaders.

Hill Pens Hymn to Skateboard Culture with Mid90s

Hill Pens Hymn to Skateboard Culture with Mid90s

October 31, 2018


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By Kieran Press-Reynolds This isn’t Jonah Hill’s first rodeo. Most people would not know, but in 2017, he directed the excellent, three minute music video for rapper Danny Brown’s “Ain’t It Funny.” While Mid90s is feature-length, it does not feel much longer: the film is a whir of ska...

An Inquiry into the finale season of House of Cards

An Inquiry into the finale season of House of Cards

October 31, 2018


Filed under Culture, Editor's Pick, Film and Television

By Emmanuel Berbari Kevin Spacey is out, his beloved yet villainous character Frank Underwood is deceased, Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood has stepped into the forefront and the deaths are multiplying. "House of Cards" is back. The Netflix Original releases eight new episodes as part of its f...

Finding Peace on a Seasonal Walk

Finding Peace on a Seasonal Walk

October 31, 2018


Filed under Culture

By Lisa Marie Vona I don’t have to tell you that, for many of us, this has been a very stressful time in American history.  Even worse, midterms and finals can really get under our skin.  I know from my own life that the saying, “work hard, play hard,” resonates with keeping mental, physical...

Senior Strides Into Stand-Up Scene

Senior Strides Into Stand-Up Scene

October 31, 2018


Filed under Culture, Who's That Kid

By Isha Khawaja The creator of many of your favorite tweets may be sitting right next to you in class. Abby Govindan, FCRH ’19, a psychology major and an intern at “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” is actively pursuing stand-up comedy and has recently gained 21,000 followers on Twitter. H...

Halloween Brings the Franchise Back to its Roots

Halloween Brings the Franchise Back to its Roots

October 31, 2018


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By Matt Dillon The newest Halloween is a direct sequel to the genre defining 1978 original film of the same name, taking place in the present day with the surviving characters returning alongside new ones. This is the same premise as the comically—named 1998 installment Halloween H20, though thi...

The Met’s “Marnie” Is an Opera of Many Identities

The Met’s “Marnie” Is an Opera of Many Identities

October 31, 2018


Filed under Culture, Fashion, Style

By Isiah Magsino Upon entering the main lobby, thoughts of the first class on the Titanic and debutante balls wove in and out of my head. The building’s interior design says “opulent”: red velvet carpets, grand chandeliers, oil paintings framed in bronze and high ceilings. The grand venue desc...

Walking with Scott: Scott 4 Review

Walking with Scott: Scott 4 Review

October 24, 2018


Filed under Albüm Klüb, Culture, Music

By Adam Payne-Reichert Like everyone, I am trying to get better on a daily basis. Sometimes I succeed and others times, well, we don’t like to talk about those times. I get frustrated at myself for setting goals and not reaching them; of course, having a plan helps a lot, and it took me over ...

Spirited Sophomore Turns Focus Towards Others

Spirited Sophomore Turns Focus Towards Others

October 24, 2018


Filed under Culture, Who's That Kid

By Kevin Stoltenborg When getting to know Mathew Matthias, FCRH ’21, you will quickly learn there is more to him than the signature curls in his hair and his giggly laugh. What Mat has is immeasurable and indescribable — a certain something that never ceases to amaze the world. So, without furt...

A “Report on the Experience”: Wiseman Discusses New Documentary

A “Report on the Experience”: Wiseman Discusses New Documentary

October 24, 2018


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By Ryan Di Corpo "I'm not looking for something, I'm looking for what I find," said Frederick Wiseman in describing his approach to filmmaking. A well-heeled documentarian, Wiseman has made over 40 films since 1967. His subjects are varied and unobvious: a hospital for the criminally insane, a Philad...

First Man Completes Its Mission

First Man Completes Its Mission

October 24, 2018


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By Shelby Daniel The story of the moon landing is a story everyone already knows the ending to, but First Man pleasantly surprised me. However, Ryan Gosling’s portrayal of Neil Armstrong did not take me through the astronaut’s journey. Damien Chazelle’s direction drove most of the movie’s ...

Beautiful Boy Explores Drug Addiction

Beautiful Boy Explores Drug Addiction

October 24, 2018


Filed under Culture, Film and Television

By Helen Stevenson When Nic Sheff tried methamphetamines for the first time, he said the world went from black and white to Technicolor. It is a world he is desperate to escape to and one his father is desperate to save him from. Beautiful Boy, directed by Felix Van Groeningen, is based on two memoirs by father and ...

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