A Guide to the Grammys, for People Who Skipped The Grammys

February 11, 2019, by Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Did you watch the Grammys this past Sunday? If not, I can’t say I blame you. By and large, the Recording Academy (the organization responsible for presenting the awards) is a stodgy, unimaginative crowd that struggles to keep up with an increasingly rapidly changing musical landscape. If you’re looking for a concise encapsulation of the […]

Cinefiles 2/13-2/16

February 11, 2019, by , Film Board Representatives . Leave a Comment

Happy February, fellow cinephiles, and welcome back to your favorite weekly write-up of all things happening in the Center for Film Studies. Coming up this week, of course, is that dreaded/beloved heart-shaped holiday, Valentine’s Day. Luckily for you, we have multiple events to choose from to celebrate with your loved one/hook up(s)/best friends, or even on […]

The Decline and Fall of “The Flash”

February 11, 2019, by Henry Spiro, Arts & Culture Editor . 1 Comment

In its first season, “The Flash” was an outstanding show. The tale of a man who, in a freak accident, becomes the fastest man alive, embraced its campy, comic book source material. There was a breezy, light-hearted tone to the show, which kept things entertaining, even during the weaker episodes. Its ensemble cast was extremely […]

The Good Place’s Third Season Is Its Best Yet

February 11, 2019, by Luke Goldstein, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Chapter 39 (Pandemonium) of “The Good Place,” which aired on Jan. 24, capped off the show’s third and most successful season yet, showcasing its most effective experiment with an innovative yet accessible style of philosophical situational-comedy set in the afterlife. Split up into chapters, “The Good Place” can be seen as the epic novel of […]

“Russian Doll” is More Than a “Groundhog Day” Update for Nihilistic Millenials

February 7, 2019, by Tara Joy, Arts & Culture Editor. 1 Comment

This review contains mild spoilers for “Russian Doll.” In the interest of full disclosure, I should probably admit that the best way to experience brand new Netflix Original “Russian Doll” is with no background knowledge whatsoever. So if you’re lucky enough to have avoided reading any of the thousands of endorsements that have flooded Twitter […]

In “Lindsey Lohan’s Beach Club,” Mean Girls Abound

February 7, 2019, by Jane Herz, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

There comes a time in our life when we all must admit certain things from our past, and I am here today to confess that from 2004 onwards, Lindsay Lohan was (and still is) my idol. I remember the first time that I was introduced to her many talents. I was six years old, sitting […]

“Velvet Buzzsaw” is Far Duller Than Its Title Suggests

February 7, 2019, by Henry Spiro, Arts & Culture Editor . Leave a Comment

“Velvet Buzzsaw” is a horror comedy that is neither horrifying nor funny. It’s a particularly disappointing film on a number of levels, not the least of which is its delightfully bonkers premise. The assistant to a high-profile art agent discovers a bevy of beautiful, transfixing paintings in her recently deceased neighbor’s home. Realizing their potential […]

“Care For Me” Still Resonates a Year Later

February 7, 2019, by Angel Santana, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

After releasing his second full-length album to critical acclaim, the emerging Chicago rapper Saba, who performed in Beckham Hall last spring for senior week, will begin his global tour starting later this month. Saba’s album Care for Me, which came out last year, is an exploration of his life in the aftermath of his cousin’s fatal […]

Cinefiles 2/6-2/9

February 4, 2019, by Beatrix Herriott O'Gorman and Julia Levine, Film Board Representatives. Leave a Comment

Welcome back to campus and back to the Wesleyan Film Series! The annual Ring Family Israeli Film Series starts this Wednesday, so be sure to catch our screening of “Shelter.” Come back on Thursday for J-Lo’s iconic performance as Latina legend and superstar singer “Selena.” On Friday we have one of 2018’s greatest cinematic triumphs, […]

“Fyre Fraud” vs “Fyre”: A Tale of Two Documentaries

February 4, 2019, by Jane Herz, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

On April 28, 2017, something big was supposed to happen. It was something that was supposed to be life changing, record breaking, something that would transform millennial society as we know it. On that spring day, hundreds of social media influencers and people from around the world were to gather for a music festival on Great […]

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