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Academy Awards Commentary

Julian Knight, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

On a night celebrating the biggest stars of cinema, the Oscars on March 4th took an unusual step: self-reflection. Amidst the nostalgia of the ceremony’s 90th anniversary, the recent increase in sexual harassment allegations and accompanying criticism of Hollywood’s response were prevalent in discussion and speeches throughout the evening. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel reprised his role as 2...

SZA’s Album Is Out of CTRL

SZA’s Album Is Out of CTRL

February 26, 2018

Falcon Rating: 4/4 Solana Imani Rowe—more commonly known as “SZA”—has blessed the world with an unbelievable album. The album, CTRL, was released on ...

A Classic Love Story and a Political Allegory in Casablanca

A Classic Love Story and a Political Allegory in Casablanca

February 26, 2018

Falcon Rating: 4/4 Originally released in 1942, Casablanca is an iconic love story perfect for Valentine’s Day. But what really makes Casablanca worth watc...

In Bright, Worlds Collide, and Not Always for the Better

In Bright, Worlds Collide, and Not Always for the Better

February 26, 2018

Falcon Rating: 2.5/4 Bright, one of the latest Netflix movie projects, is directed by David Ayers and written by Max Landis. It is essentially a buddy...

The Shape of Water: A Love As Deep As the Ocean

The Shape of Water: A Love As Deep As the Ocean

February 26, 2018

Falcon Rating: 3.5/4 Love as the subject for a film is fairly well-trodden ground. There have been so many movies exploring this topic, it’s a wo...

A Worthwhile Journey to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

A Worthwhile Journey to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

January 30, 2018

Falcon Rating: 3/4 The eighth episode of the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi, was released on December 14th, 2017. It’s received quite positive rev...

Netflix’s End of the F***ing World Entertains

Aviv Yaacobi, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Falcon Rating: 3.5/4 The new Netflix show The End of the F***ing World was released on October 24th, 2017, but was released internationally on January 5th, 2018. The show is based on the comic by Charles S. Forman, End of the F***ing World. It’s the story of James, played by Alex Lawther. He is a self-proclaimed psychopath who has killed animals like cats and birds, f...

Love, Humanity, & Dreamlike Beauty in Call Me By Your Name

Love, Humanity, & Dreamlike Beauty in Call Me By Your Name

January 30, 2018

Falcon Rating: 3.5/4 Storytelling in movies—good ones at least—is different from storytelling in any other form. In a movie, there are subtle ways ...

Björk Falls Flat with Latest Album

Björk Falls Flat with Latest Album

December 19, 2017

Falcon Rating: 2/4 If there’s an artist alive today who has experimented with more genres and styles than any other while still remaining on the f...

Lady Bird Entertains Without Offering New Perspective

Lady Bird Entertains Without Offering New Perspective

December 19, 2017

Falcon Rating: 2/4 The film Lady Bird, directed by Greta Gerwig, opens mid-conversation between 17-year-old Christine McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), self-dubb...

A Look Back at 2017’s Best Movies

A Look Back at 2017’s Best Movies

December 19, 2017

This year had some great movies, so to celebrate the cream of the crop, here are each of our personal selections for the top five movies 2017 had to of...

Murder on the Orient Express: Entertaining But Not Exceptional

Aviv Yaacobi, Contributing Writer

December 1, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Falcon Rating: 3/4 Murder on The Orient Express, directed by Kenneth Branagh and written by Michael Green, is a new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1934 novel. The cast is full of great actors: Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Josh Gad...the list goes on and on. The protagonist, a Belgian private investigator named Hercule Poirot, is played by Branagh. After a case in J...

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