Cinefiles 9/26-9/29

September 24, 2018, by The Film Series Board, Film Board Representatives. Leave a Comment

It’s the last week of the first month of this academic calendar! Thank God. I don’t know about you folks, but here at Cinefiles we always struggle to push through that first month of school after such a blissfully long three-month break. By now we’d like to say we’re back in the swing of things, […]

Boukman Eksperyans Brings a Spiritual Revolution to Downey Lounge

September 24, 2018, by Jodie Kahan, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Lolo Beaubrun walks into Downey Lounge slowly and with purpose. His eyes take in the scene, his long dreadlocks trailing behind him like a dedicated fan. He doesn’t just do anything, but instead feels everything. He moves a few microphones, engages with the students in charge of sound, and shakes my hand firmly, ready to […]

Young Thug’s On the Rvn Entertains Without Breaking New Ground

September 24, 2018, by Alex Rogers, Contributing Writer . Leave a Comment

In the midst of controversy, Young Thug has dropped his topically titled On The Rvn EP, running at six songs and 21 minutes. Coming just over a month after Thug released his somewhat disappointing compilation album Slime Language, I was skeptical that he would be able to put out anything really interesting. Yet one of auto-crooning rap’s most […]

Noname, No Fame, Just Fatimah

September 20, 2018, by Nick Byers, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

When she first stepped onto the scene in 2016, Chicago rapper Noname (born Fatimah Warner) made her outlook on fame clear in her very first lyric: “And I know, the money don’t really make me whole.” After years of vague hints about the release of her debut project, “Telefone,” originally slated for late 2013, Noname […]

Season Five of “BoJack Horseman” Tests the Limits of Audience Sympathy

September 20, 2018, by Emmy Hughes, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

An animated show depicting anthropomorphic animals living alongside humans might sound like the concept of a PBS children’s show. Yet “BoJack Horseman,” a show with just this premise, is anything but. The fifth season, which came out on Netflix on Sept. 14, demonstrates this beyond any doubt. Season 5 of “BoJack” is astounding. It is […]

“The Predator” is Not the Sequel We Need, Nor the One We Deserve

September 20, 2018, by Henry Spiro, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Warning: This post discusses major plot points from the newly released film, “The Predator.” Not that you should bother watching it. It is hardly surprising that the latest follow-up to the action movie classic, “Predator,” is not as good as the original. What is genuinely surprising is how utterly abysmal it is. “The Predator,” the clumsily […]

Cinefiles 9/19-9/22

September 17, 2018, by Beatrix Herriott O'Gorman and Julia Levine, Film Board Representatives. Leave a Comment

Welcome, cinematically inclined friends, to our third week at Wesleyan! Although the first two weeks practically flew by, it also somehow feels as if we’ve been here forever. Papers and problem sets are beginning to pile up, and now that the stress of Drop/Add is over, it’s time to settle into the school year and […]

Cross-Talk: “You” Contains Equal Parts Cutting Insight and Self-Indulgent Camp

September 17, 2018, by Meg Cummings, Tara Joy, Staff Writer, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

This cross-talk contains major spoilers for the pilot episode of “You” (just watch it, you won’t regret it). Meg Cummings ’20: This is Meg and Tara cross-talking “You,” the best show ever made. Tara Joy ’20: Honestly what a ride. MC: So just to recap, “You” is a show on Lifetime based on a book […]

“American Vandal” Mixes Poop Jokes and Sharp Social Commentary

September 17, 2018, by Henry Spiro, Arts & Culture Editor . Leave a Comment

With an outstanding first season, “American Vandal” transcended its incredibly silly premise. A pitch-perfect parody of true-crime shows, “American Vandal” followed Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tatro), a high school senior accused of spray painting images of penises on several teachers’ cars. His story was told from the point of view of Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez), a […]

Film Department Hosts “Crazy Rich Asians” Panel to Discuss Representation

September 13, 2018, by Catherine Cheng, Contributing Writer. 2 Comments

Students gathered in Powell Family Theater on a rainy Monday evening to listen to a panel discussing the film “Crazy Rich Asians.” The panel featured Charles W. Fries Professor of Film Studies Scott Higgins and Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies Yu-ting Huang, as well as students Aditi Mahesh ’21, Tara Nair ’21, Charles Qian ’19, […]

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