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Review: ‘M3GAN’ balances elements of horror and serious themes with comedy

Laura Emde, news staff February 1, 2023

When it comes to promoting a movie, most studios do not use eight girls dressed as the main character dancing at an NFL game. Unless it’s “M3GAN,” of course. Gerard Johnstone’s 2022 horror film...

Review: Steven Spielberg re-examines the highs, lows of his youth with ‘The Fabelmans’

Jake Guldin, deputy lifestyle editor November 30, 2022

Recently, a plethora of renowned auteurs — Kenneth Branagh, James Gray and Paolo Sorrentino, to name a few — have turned to their childhoods for inspiration. The result is a myriad of semi-autobiographical...

Cate Blanchett as Lydia Tár in Tár (2022). Photo courtesy Focus Features.

Review: Todd Field brilliantly orchestrates one woman’s downfall in ‘Tár’

Jake Guldin, deputy lifestyle editor November 27, 2022

To say a lot has changed in the 16 years since a Todd Field feature graced the silver screen would be an understatement. During his absence, social media’s dominance has emerged, progressive movements...

Milly Alcock, Paddy Considine in House of the Dragon. Photograph by Ollie Upton. © and ᵀᴹ 2022. Warner Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Review: ‘House of the Dragon’ avenges iconic characters with new stories

Gracie Vogel, news correspondent November 21, 2022

The finale of the first season of HBO Max’s “House of the Dragon,” the prequel to the “Game of Thrones” series, was released Oct. 23, wrapping up a 10-episode season and leaving fans excited...

Review: ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ is a heartbreakingly relatable tale

Ben Churney, news correspondent November 14, 2022

“The Banshees of Inisherin” delivers magnificent performances, breathtaking cinematography and a perfect balance between comedy and heart-wrenching moments. Pádraic Súilleabháin (Colin Farrell)...

Review: ‘All the Beauty and the Bloodshed’ is a stunning testament to the efficacy of activism in the arts

Jake Guldin, news correspondent November 7, 2022

The arts are far too often deemed incapable of acting as vehicles for meaningful social change. At best, they are reduced to mere entertainment for the masses; at worst, they are labeled an exclusionary...

Review: Taylor Swift reflects on sleepless nights in 10th album Midnights

Zoe Iorizzo, news correspondent November 2, 2022

With dark blue glitter, wine stains and anxious introspecting, Taylor Swift made her record-breaking return to pop Oct. 21 with the release of her 10th studio album Midnights.  The album had been highly...

Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, and Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson in HOCUS POCUS 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Matt Kennedy. © 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Review: ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ doesn’t quite capture the magic of its predecessor

Julianne Panaro, news correspondent October 24, 2022

Almost 30 years after the Black Flame Candle was last lit in “Hocus Pocus,” the Sanderson sisters have returned to the big screen — and yet, this sequel fails to hold a candle to the original film. Bette...

Review: In ‘Amsterdam,’ a cast full of stars fails to lift off

Ben Churney, news correspondent October 24, 2022

“Amsterdam” had so much promise on paper, with its cast of award-winning heavyweights and an interesting-enough storyline, but the film does not seem likely to be nominated for an Oscar (or any award)...

The American Roommate Experiment is author Elena Armas second novel. The novel follows protagonist Rosie as she navigates a relationship with a man she has been internet-stalking.

Review: ‘The American Roommate Experiment’ yields mixed results

Cynthia Chen, news correspondent October 23, 2022

Ever had an internet crush? Something small and innocent on a celebrity, or a friend of a friend or a best friend’s cousin who’s a professional surfer that lives in Spain? Checking an Instagram profile...

Review: Queer love, history, culture are front and center in deftly humorous ‘Bros’

Jake Guldin, news correspondent October 16, 2022

This year has seen a widespread rejuvenation of romantic comedy films. From massive theatrical releases like “The Lost City” to streaming juggernauts like “Fire Island,” audiences have been presented...

Review: Rina Sawayama’s Hold the Girl is unfocused in the best way

Juliana George, deputy lifestyle editor October 7, 2022

Rina Sawayama earned a political science degree from the University of Cambridge long before her debut album SAWAYAMA launched her into pop stardom, and in her sophomore record Hold the Girl, she doesn’t...

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