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Film Review: “Alien: Covenant”

Horror films often require incompetence as a fundamental flaw that allows the story to progress in the proper direction. This isn’t necessarily a criticism; interesting character development is best for imperfect individuals. Incompetence highlights...

“Rick and Morty” and the Meaning of Life

If you are one of the countless numbers of college seniors preparing to graduate and begin a new chapter of your adult life, it is difficult not to panic. Transition is tough, especially from...

Interview with a Playwright: Lily Padilla

The theater can seem like a world unto itself; as the lights drop and curtains pull back, it is all too easy to for an audience to escape into the dramas and tribulations of...

Play Review: “(w)holeness”

Four emotionally-damaged sex addicts, an eternally absent psychologist, an intern way too in over her head and a recreation center room — it sounds a bit like the beginning of a bad joke, but...

The Mystery of Disney’s Popularity at UCSD

There is still, someplace in my mind’s archive of vague motifs gathered from entertainment, this anachronistic idea of universities forcing students to cultivate their own gardens. It’s an archaic idea that crumbles easily to...

Film Review: “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2”

One of the first things that stood out in “Guardians of the Galaxy” was its vibrant, cosmic-hued color palette. Along with a high-energy screenplay, lovable characters and a healthy balance between humor and heart,...

Interview with a Director: Hagop Goudsouzian

Goudsouzian’s latest film, “Uprooted,” centers on the preservation of the cultural identity of Armenia, and can be viewed by visiting can be viewed by visiting kcet.org/uprooted Guardian: Why did you feel compelled to change the...

Film Review: “Their Finest”

During the height of World War II, screenwriters Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) and Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin) are recruited by the British Ministry of Information to write a morale-boosting film for a war-weary nation...

Concert Review: Father John Misty

Josh Tillman, an indie folk rock singer-songwriter performing under the moniker “Father John Misty,” is a pretty polarizing figure. A subject of devout idolatry to some and discarded “hipster trash” to others, the eccentric...

TV Review: “Samurai Jack” (Season 5)

“Samurai Jack” was a cartoon far ahead of its time with a straightforward story and breathtaking animation unlike any predecessor. These attributes deemed it a unique gem for the modern age, cultivating critical praise...