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In Six, King Henry VII’s Wives Tell Their Truths

In Six, King Henry VII’s Wives Tell Their Truths

October 8, 2019

As the curtain opened on the first night of "Six" at the American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.), I was instantly captivated by the smoke billowing out in huge puffs from both sides of the stage and bright strobe lights from the back of the theater, illuminating the silhouettes of the six wives of Henry VIII.

In Memory of Toni Morrison, a Look at Her First Novel

In Memory of Toni Morrison, a Look at Her First Novel

October 8, 2019

On February 18th, 1931, the gifted novelist Toni Morrison was born. 88 years, 22 awards, and ten novels later, she died last month, on August 5th, 2019. Morrison’s writing was stunning and thought-provoking, used as fodder for analysis and discussion for many, many decades following their publication. While not her most well-known book, Morrison’s first novel, The Bluest Eye, captures her literary prowess well. 

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” Rewrites History

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” Rewrites History

October 5, 2019

On July 26th, 2019, Columbia Pictures released Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Directed by the acclaimed Quentin Tarantino, the film features co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. Tarantino, known for his production of the renowned film Pulp Fiction, plans to produce just ten films and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is his penultimate (or ninth).

“IT Chapter Two” Provides More Laughs Than Scares

“IT Chapter Two” Provides More Laughs Than Scares

October 5, 2019

Two years ago, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s IT became one of the most talked-about horror movies in recent memory. This remake of the 1990 TV movie of the same name brought modern special effects and thrills to a time -tested story. The 2017 version of IT follows a group of teenagers growing up in Derry, Maine in the 1980s.

Travis Scott’s “Look Mom I Can Fly”: “Wish It Was Better”

Travis Scott’s “Look Mom I Can Fly”: “Wish It Was Better”

October 5, 2019

In the age of the internet, celebrity means holding up an image of yourself for all to see. Unfortunately, in the case of trap-superstar Travis Scott, this image took the form of the Netflix “documentary” titled Look Mom I Can Fly, a documentary consisting of everything but substance that feels closer to a highlight tape than an actual story. 

At This Point, “Stranger Things” Is Too Familiar

At This Point, “Stranger Things” Is Too Familiar

October 5, 2019

After a rushed and uneventful second season, I expected interest in Stranger Things to wane and imagined the show—with the ’80s schlock it holds so dear—fading into obscurity.

“Downton Abbey: The Movie” Is a Gift for Only Loyal Fans

“Downton Abbey: The Movie” Is a Gift for Only Loyal Fans

October 5, 2019

I am an avid Downton Abbey fan, and so nostalgia might have let a few things slide in Downton Abbey: The Movie, but not even Maggie Smith’s reprisal in her role as the Dowager Countess could make up for the film’s biggest flaws.

“Lover” Does Not Surprise But Still Impresses

“Lover” Does Not Surprise But Still Impresses

October 3, 2019

Rating: 3/5 Falcons When Taylor Swift was asked who her role model is in an interview in April, she chose Paul McCartney. “I like it when a performer...

“Rocketman” Falls Short

“Rocketman” Falls Short

June 18, 2019

If I were to boil down my experience watching Rocketman into one feeling, it would be déjà vu. As soon as the film began, I already knew exactly which beats the story would follow because Rocketman is like so many other movies. By the time the end credits rolled-around I was bored.

“Booksmart”: Targeted for Teenagers but a Must-Watch for All

“Booksmart”: Targeted for Teenagers but a Must-Watch for All

June 17, 2019

Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart is the kind of movie that can make an entire theater buzz with laughter and excitement. Set in LA, the film tells the story of two best friends, Molly and Amy (Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever) on their last night as high schoolers. The girls spent their high school careers focused exclusively on activities that would ensure their acceptance to top tier universities—and it worked; Molly is off to Yale and Amy to Columbia.

“Endgame” Doesn’t Disappoint

“Endgame” Doesn’t Disappoint

June 4, 2019

Ten separate franchises. 21 full length movies. Over 48 hours of total runtime. All of this led up to one epic movie that Marvel had been building up to for the 11 years since the first Iron Man movie was released.

Detective Pikachu Finds Its Own Humor, But Not Relevance

Andrew Mello, A&E Editor

May 11, 2019

It takes a lot of good faith with an audience to bring together humans and a world of trading card monsters and still make it work. But with a lot of humor—nd even more Ryan Reynolds—Detective Pikachu is somehow able to pull it off for a sometimes shallow but childishly amusing end product.

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