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“Beautiful Boy” Depicts Pain of Addiction

“Beautiful Boy” Depicts Pain of Addiction

November 30, 2018

Directed by Felix Van Groeningen, "Beautiful Boy" is a poignant yet heartbreaking illustration of the opioid crisis in America today. The movie was moving at times, but not life-changing. Starring Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell, the film emphasizes the father-son bond and how love can override logic.

“The Hate U Give” Stands Out

“The Hate U Give” Stands Out

November 29, 2018

The much-anticipated adaptation of Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give has finally arrived. Released on October 19th, this film provoked feelings and emotions that I know a lot of black people (myself included) have been harboring. It tells the story of Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg), who is caught in the middle of a harrowing police brutality case after leaving a party with her childhood friend, Khalil (Algee Smith). When they are stopped by police,  Khalil is asked to exit the vehicle, and he is then shot by the officer. This act serves as the catalyst for the rest of the film.

Second Chapter of “Fantastic Beasts” Disappoints, Fails To Excite

Second Chapter of “Fantastic Beasts” Disappoints, Fails To Excite

November 16, 2018

The world established in the Harry Potter movies is a bottomless gold mine of potential sequels and continuations. Any way you move through history—up, down, left, or right—you can’t find a time period that seemingly can’t be made interesting with the addition of wizards and Quidditch. But even if it seems impossible, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald proves that you can still make it stupid and, worst of all, boring.

“Bohemian Rhapsody”: A Close Second to Witnessing the Iconic Freddie Mercury

“Bohemian Rhapsody”: A Close Second to Witnessing the Iconic Freddie Mercury

November 14, 2018

Of all the great rockstars of the past, I couldn’t dream of anyone with a larger personality than Freddie Mercury. Often slated as the greatest frontman to any band (a statement I'd agree with), Mercury very much outshone his competition with his distinct wardrobe, spontaneous physicality, and iconic teeth. However, this came at a cost with him resembling a candle burning at both ends. But, as he puts it, “The light is so divine.” Bohemian Rhapsody knows it doesn’t take the silver screen to make Mr. Fahrenheit larger than life, but in no way does it shrink him.

“Mid90s” Takes You Back

“Mid90s” Takes You Back

October 30, 2018

It is rare that you see a movie that can translate over multiple decades, have a specific target audience, and still be entertaining to most groups of people. However, the movie Mid90s does this in incredible fashion through light-hearted comedy, distinctive cinematography, and a personal story that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Noname Releases “Room 25” Two Years After Last Album

Noname Releases “Room 25” Two Years After Last Album

October 30, 2018

Chicago rapper Noname, two years since her debut,Telefone, is back with a gem in Room 25. An intimate and jazzy work, this album is sure to light up any listener’s downtime. Noname’s cutting, spoken-word style lyricism is a breath of fresh air and originality in today’s rap landscape. The album spans eleven tracks and is just over a half-hour in duration, but its fully-developed musical ideas provide the satisfaction of a longer project.

“A Star Is Born” Shines

“A Star Is Born” Shines

October 30, 2018

A Star Is Born is the fourth and latest retelling of the original 1937 A Star Is Born. Starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, the movie musical follows the lives of two singers, one famous and one on the way to fame, as they meet and fall in love. Jackson Maine (Cooper) is a rock country star and incredible drunk who, on one of his drinking escapades, finds Ally (Gaga) at a drag bar. A waitress with the voice of an angel, Ally often performs at the local spot. After hearing Ally sing, the two fall in love and Ally joins him, performing alongside him on tour.

“Fahrenheit 11/9”: Are You Angry? Because You Should Be

“Fahrenheit 11/9”: Are You Angry? Because You Should Be

October 30, 2018

November 9th, 2016: The day the world learned Donald Trump was the president-elect of the United States of America. In the title of his new documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9, Michael Moore alludes not only to the dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, but also to his 2004 post-9/11 documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11. This time, Moore set out to track the election of Trump, the unfolding of the Flint Water Crisis, and various other political movements unfolding across the United States in 2018.

“Iridescence” is Brockhampton’s New Shining Moment

“Iridescence” is Brockhampton’s New Shining Moment

October 30, 2018

Alternative hip-hop collective Brockhampton rose to prominence in late 2017 with the Saturation trilogy of albums, garnering a diehard fan base, along with reviews that became increasingly positive with each record. Fans and major media publications eagerly awaited their next release, but the path to their fourth album was a bumpy one.

“Tha Carter V” Upholds Lil Wayne’s Classic Music Style

“Tha Carter V” Upholds Lil Wayne’s Classic Music Style

October 30, 2018

The wait is finally over! After nearly seven years, Lil Wayne has blessed the rap culture with the fifth installment of his album series "Tha Carter," and I can say, it did not disappoint.

“Searching”: A Horror Movie Inside a Computer Screen

Andrew Mello, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 28, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

I always love to see new ideas when I go to see a movie. It’s what keeps the experience fresh and fun after so many years. The movies worth remembering always create a story or an idea you’ve never seen before, something you couldn’t get from a book or any other medium. When a movie like Birdman presents itself as a single untarnished cut, it can completely change how you think about the process of making movies. Searching is a movie on that same level, as it brings something very fresh to the table: a whole new perspective on how to make a movie.

What to Read Next: Register Forum Editors’ Picks

Sun-Jung Yum, Cecilia Barron, Isabelle Agee-Jacobson, and Vera Targoff

October 8, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The Old Man Who Read Love Stories by Luis Sepúlveda   What: This short read tells the story of Antonio José Bolivar, an old man living alone in an Ecuadorian jungle after the death of his lover. He faces heartache, solitude, cultural conflicts, and the vicious wild. Why: Most text about love are often cliché, making you feel the same ways and think the same things. B...

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