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“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...

Gay in the ’90s: A Fictional Story of Homophobic History

Gay in the ’90s: A Fictional Story of Homophobic History

September 27, 2018

Directed by Desiree Akhavan and based on the YA novel by Emily Danforth, the summer 2018 film The Miseducation of Cameron Post is truly a striking piece of cinem...

“White Boy Rick” Entertains, Yet Fails to Be Memorable

Andrew Mello, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 27, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The film White Boy Rick is about justice; the bitterly fair kind that lands people in prison disconnected from their families, and the unfair kind, the type that leaves kids dead on the street.

“Astroworld”: A Curation Of Talent

“Astroworld”: A Curation Of Talent

September 27, 2018

Two years from his last studio album, rapper Travis Scott is back with another smash hit, Astroworld, released in early August. “La Flame” continues with his unique psychedelic trap style on this project, to outstanding effect. His abilities as a curator comes to the forefront as he brings together the talents of artists like Kid Cudi, Drake, The Weeknd, and many others to complement his own sound.

“BlackKKlansman”: A 1970s Depiction of Racism, Reflective of 2018

“BlackKKlansman”: A 1970s Depiction of Racism, Reflective of 2018

August 11, 2018

Throughout his decades-spanning career, Spike Lee has always remained an activist first and a filmmaker second. He uses his movies as catalysts for wha...

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