Arts & Entertainment

Alum Makes Great Play With New Film

4/5 Stars   After watching Silver Linings Playbook, I have a newfound appreciation for tragic comedies, though I don’t think many will outdo this film anytime soon. Director and screenwriter David Russell has created a gripping film that highlights an omnipresent, yet  overlooked, problem central to modern-day American life: personal psychological[Read More…]

by November 16, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Shaking Things Up

James Bond is back — and he’s here to stay. After four long years since Quantum of Solace — and even longer since Daniel Craig’s debut performance in Casino Royale— Agent 007 returns in Skyfall. Directed by Sam Mendes,Skyfall blends the classic James Bond experience with a modern twist. I was able to be a[Read More…]

by November 9, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
A Mature Mika Makes Great Music

A Mature Mika Makes Great Music

Usually, the mark of great artists be they the Beatles, the Rolling Stones or Queen is that they aren’t constrained by people’s narrow expectations. In fact, there is a lot to be said about Mika’s third studio album, The Origin of Love, with regards to that. Given the kitschy, over-the-top[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Wise Beyond Their Years

Wise Beyond Their Years

4/5 stars Before going into its press preview on Tuesday evening, I had never really thought about “The History Boys.” To be honest, upon my arrival to Poulton Hall. I was just worried about making the start of the show after class. But three hours later, I found myself stunned:[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
The Best Picks for Horror Flicks

The Best Picks for Horror Flicks

One of the greatest October traditions is the onslaught of horror movies that hit the screens in honor of All Hallows’ Eve. When looking for a truly scary horror movie, most fear enthusiasts might direct you to the perennial classic, The Exorcist, but here at Georgetown, we are already experts[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Ai Weiwei: Capturing Activism in Art

Ai Weiwei: Capturing Activism in Art

Ai Weiwei is probably China’s most noteworthy contemporary artist and political activist, but his art often eludes the attention of the public, as that part of his life is overshadowed by his role as a dissident. “According to What?,” Ai Weiwei’s retrospective art exhibition in Hirshhorn Museum, offers an excellent[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Ellie Goulding Reinvents Electronica with Depth and Personality

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Rap Duo Steals the Show With Debut

Rap Duo Steals the Show With Debut

5/5 stars You’ve probably heard their hit song “Thrift Shop,” but there’s more to this duo than a retro fur coat. Seattle-based rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis have worked together since 2009, but The Heist is the pair’s first full-length effort. Mere hours after its official release, the album[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Return to the Top

Return to the Top

With the release of Ben Affleck’s new movie, Argo, the much-maligned star has finally overtaken his friend and former writing partner Matt Damon with an Oscar-worthy creation all his own. For the past 15 years, there has been no cinematic duo quite like Affleck and Damon. Friends since childhood, the[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Acoustic Progression: Sophomore Musician Expands Range

Acoustic Progression: Sophomore Musician Expands Range

Peter Fanone (COL ’15) is a tried-and-true disciple of the musical and theatrical communities at Georgetown. He’s been honing his crafts since age four and getting better every step of the way, including perfecting his method acting firsthand at the Yale Theatrical Conservatory over the summer and shaping his musical[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide