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Review: TikTok introduces the future of theatre with ‘Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’

Rachel Erwin, deputy lifestyle editor January 9, 2021

If someone had asked me to watch a TikTok musical a year ago, I would have laughed out loud. I hadn’t even downloaded the app, so the idea of its users creating a Broadway-style production would have...

Review: Sony’s PS5 provides unlimited possibilities with limited stock

The new PlayStation 5 was released Nov. 12 and sold out in mere minutes.
Nolan Piccola, news staff December 19, 2020

My eyes glanced at the clock just as it struck 9 p.m. My heart jumped, and I immediately began refreshing Walmart’s order page for the PlayStation 5. I clicked the “Add to Cart” button as soon as...

Review: ‘Sound of Metal’ explores the reverberations of fundamental change

Review: ‘Sound of Metal’ explores the reverberations of fundamental change
Natalie Duerr, news staff December 13, 2020

The film “Sound of Metal” opens with an intense heavy metal concert set and ends in absolute silence. Ruben (Riz Ahmed) and Lou (Olivia Cooke) are the two members of the rising metal duo, Blackgammon,...

‘Little Fish’ establishes the importance of shared experience

'Little Fish' establishes the importance of shared experience
Natalie Duerr, news staff December 7, 2020

Goldfish are perhaps best known for their lack of awareness and their short memory, as they merrily swim in their tanks with no sense of the world around them. There are times in life where being a mindless...

Review: ‘We Are Who We Are’ basks in teenage angst and drips reality

'We Are Who We Are' is now streaming on HBO Max.
Natalie Duerr, news staff December 6, 2020

In life, there are certain people, places and happenings that start a revolution within us.  These interactions alter our entire life trajectory and offer a new vision for our future. In HBO Max’s series...

Review: ‘Dash & Lily’ is super sweet, but not to all of its characters

Ornaments adorn a Christmas tree.
Edith Olmsted, news correspondent December 4, 2020

“Dash & Lily” is one of the newest additions to the Rolodex of Netflix Christmas content. The series follows two teens, the persnickety pessimist Dash (Austin Abrams) who comes across a notebook...

Review: ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ is a must-watch 50 years later

Grace Comer, news correspondent November 12, 2020

Considered by many as one of the first slasher films, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” has inspired eight spin-off films, with another to come in 2021. Even at nearly 50 years old, the film holds its own...

Review: ‘Borat Subsequent Movie Film’ designed to offend, not teach

The newest Borat film is now on Amazon Prime.
Edith Olmsted, news correspondent November 11, 2020

The newest installment of the Borat saga, “Borat Subsequent Movie Film,” centers around a disgraced Borat Sagdiyev (Sacha Baron Cohen), who attempts to restore the good name of Kazakhstan in the United...

Review: ‘Scream’ reinvents the horror genre

Lily Elwood, News Correspondent November 11, 2020

Director Wes Craven’s “Scream” brings instant nostalgia for any horror fanatic, not just because of its iconic ’90s slasher flair, but also because of how it wittingly toys with references to the...

Review: Wesley Lowery’s ‘They Can’t Kill Us All’ continues to inform the fight for Black lives

The book 'They Can't Kill Us All' was written after Michael Brown's death in 2016, yet it still reflects events and protests happening in the present.
Taraneh Azar, news correspondent November 11, 2020

The killing of Michael Brown changed the narrative of racial justice in the United States forever. In his 2016 memoir “They Can’t Kill Us All: The Story of Black Lives Matter,” Wesley Lowery illustrates...

Review: ‘Minari’ is food for the soul

'Minari' tells the story of a Korean family who moves to Arkansas.
Natalie Duerr, news staff November 9, 2020

“Minari” is a rare film, one bursting at the seams with love and care. It is clear that this is a personal story, but unlike other Hollywood filmmakers, Lee Isaac Chung took the time to mature and...

Review: Virtual play ‘Downtown Crossing’ highlights voices of undocumented immigrants

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, theater is finding a way to shift to a virtual platform.
Rachel Erwin, news staff November 9, 2020

“Downtown Crossing,” a play presented by Company One Theatre in partnership with the Boston Public Library and Northeastern University, tested the bounds of theater in a digital format.  Streamed...

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