Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Sam Smith Returns with New Album

Illustration by Gina Ledor British singer-songwriter Sam Smith returns to the music world with an emotional new album, The Thrill of It All; already a hit with his fans and climbing the charts rapidly. While...

mother! Proves Dynamic, Yet Obscure

Illustration by Mia Turner You are either going to love or hate this movie. That’s the sad truth, but every single person I’ve talked to has unequivocally hated this movie. It has received an F...

Star Wars Franchise Begins Losing Steam

Illustration By Leo Gordon Lightsabers and blaster pistols return once again for the second release in the latest Star Wars trilogy. Directed by Rian Johnson, The Last Jedi picks up the story immediately after the...

Moonlight Delves Into Identity and Race

If you see one film this year, see Moonlight. It’s probably the most important film of the year, and thankfully, it handles itself very well.         It’s a bildungsroman about a black boy named...

Westworld Fuses Sci-Fi and Western Genres

I first heard about the new HBO show Westworld on Twitter, when someone hailed it HBO’s “next big thing”. It immediately caught my attention, as HBO has produced plenty of top of line shows...

Get Out’s Misguided Comedy Nomination Won’t Injure its Value

Illustration by Gemma Fa-Kaji With a resurgence in quality thriller/horror movies in recent years, it’s exciting to see the top tier ones getting public and critical acclaim. Films like The Babadook,  and The Gift, have...

Smith’s Album Lacks Maturity

Illustration by Grace Schafer-Perry Scatterbrained. That is the word that best describes Jaden Smith’s new album, SYRE. Dropped November 17, 2017, SYRE marks the young artist’s first full album. Notably, the album features high profile...

“The Florida Project” Depicts Child Poverty

Illustration by Mia Turner Sometimes the happiest places on earth are surrounded by the darkest. This is the area Sean Baker explores in his newest film, The Florida Project. In his previous works he has...

Alicia Goes Natural, Sparks Controversy

When Alicia Keys first told the public that she would be leaving the years of a makeup covered face behind her, the media surged in response. Keys’ radical decision instantly became a popular controversy...

Big Mouth Defies Small Expectations

Illustration by Elena Griedel When you imagine an animated show about puberty, you might think of child-appropriate diagrams, medical language, and educational content. Big Mouth — a new Netflix original about kids going through puberty...