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Janelle Monae’s “True Self”

Janelle Monae’s “True Self”

May 30, 2018

Falcon Rating: 3.5/4 After a five year hiatus, the innovative artist Janelle Monae released a new album on April 27th. Dirty Computer is a departure fr...

“Phantom Thread”: A Boring Film in a Pretty Dress

“Phantom Thread”: A Boring Film in a Pretty Dress

April 25, 2018

Falcon Rating: 2/4 The whole point of movies is to entertain people. People go to the movies for stories and characters to distract them from their day. ...

“A Wrinkle in Time” Attempts to Adapt a Classic to 2018

“A Wrinkle in Time” Attempts to Adapt a Classic to 2018

April 25, 2018

Falcon Rating: 2.5/4 Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 book, A Wrinkle in Time, came to life this March for its second movie adaptation under Disney’s n...

“Black Panther”: Celebrating the Black Community with Film

“Black Panther”: Celebrating the Black Community with Film

April 25, 2018

Falcon Rating: 4/4 Produced by Marvel Studios and directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film based on the famous Marvel co...

Academy Awards Commentary

Julian Knight, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2018

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

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 ...

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