Friday, February 24, 2017

TV Review: “The Young Pope” (Season 1)

A camera pans, gently rotating from a television displaying the Italian “X-Factor” to a couple at a laminated table, looking paradoxically intrigued and bored. Soft wailing accompanying a contestant’s refrain of “Hallelujah” hints at...

TV Review: “Z: The Beginning of Everything” (Season 1)

The first season of “Z: The Beginning of Everything” chronicles the origin of the infamous, dramatic and occasionally volatile relationship between Zelda Sayre (Christina Ricci) and F. Scott Fitzgerald (David Hoflin) in a fun,...

NETFLUX 1.29.17

COMING "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (Season 2) — Arriving February 11 The CW has spent the last few years going through a critical re-appraisal of it programming. Moving away from the mentally empty, beautiful people of shows like...

Unreal TV

Back in the aughts, for a while it seemed like all anyone wanted to talk or rant about was reality television. Reality TV’s inevitability, and its genius, lies in its simplicity. Find a mixture...

TV Review: “Sherlock” (Season 4)

The long awaited season four of “Sherlock” is finally available to fans after two years of anticipation, taking the show in a new, more character-centered direction. The season opens with Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch), John...

TV Review: “A Series of Unfortunate Events” (Season 1)

Resurrected from the Hollywood graveyard, a beloved children’s series has gained new life as a Netflix series. For many fans who grew up reading the books, its abandonment after one moderately unsuccessful film was...

TV Review: “The OA” (Season 1)

At its face, Netflix’s new show “The OA” — released with no advertising or notice — is another version of “Stranger Things.” Both feature a nosebleed-prone female protagonist with mysterious powers encountering evil scientists...

2016 Writers’ Favorites: TV

“Horace & Pete” (Self-Released) Louis C.K. is a pragmatic auteur. He cut through network interference and headed for total autonomy by running “Louie” on a skeletal budget in exchange for creative freedom. This deal is...

2016 Writers’ Favorites: Film

“Arrival” Directed by Denis Villeneuve On the surface, “Arrival” is a visually rich alien-encounter film, but beneath its sci-fi veneer is a film about language, determinism and cooperation. After 12 mysterious pods appear around...

How Chinese Policies are Changing Hollywood

Films have the power to inspire, excite and move an audience. But without the near certainty of being lucrative, a screenplay wouldn’t make it past the door of a Hollywood executive. All of Hollywood’s...

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A&E Staff’s 2017 Oscar Picks

Best Film: "Hell or High Water" Will Win: "La La Land" A lone car travels down a dusty road, endless fields sweeping out from both sides....

Interview With a Badminton Player: Ali Viettry

In a country where basketball and football dominate the headlines of most sports news outlets, it’s easy for lesser known sports to fall through...

Tell Me Your Story Installation

written by: Brittney Lu, InterVarsity Leader “What’s your name? Major? College? How can I take everything about you and throw it into a nine-digit...