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DIRECTOR’S CUT: Style Over Substance Spoils ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’

DIRECTOR’S CUT: Style Over Substance Spoils ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’

I want to open this installment with a confession: “Bad Times at the El Royale” is the fall 2018 film I have been waiting for. The Tarantino-esque trailer, the crossover storylines, the secrets that each character is harboring — all aspects of the film piqued my excitement. The man behind[Read More…]

by October 31, 2018 0 comments Movies, The Guide, Uncategorized
MØ

MØ’s Inconsistency Limits Depth in ‘Forever Neverland’

In Danish pop-artist MØ’s sophomore release, “Forever Neverland,” the singer goes on a musical quest of exploring youth but often gets lost in the oversaturated club tracks that frame her journey. After her smash-hit feature “Lean On” with Major Lazer and DJ Snake, MØ has been on the electronic-pop radar[Read More…]

by October 30, 2018 0 comments Music, The Guide
Future and Juice WRLD Lack Chemistry in ‘WRLD on Drugs’

Future and Juice WRLD Lack Chemistry in ‘WRLD on Drugs’

★★☆☆☆ Future and Juice WRLD’s collaborative mixtape “WRLD on Drugs” sees the Atlanta rap icon Future take a backseat to the up-and-coming Juice WRLD, but lyrical immaturity and a lack of chemistry doom their collaboration. 2018 has been a relatively quiet year for the typically prolific Future, one of rap’s[Read More…]

by October 30, 2018 0 comments The Guide
Courtesy Skye Lindberg

Singing and Tap-Dancing Alum in ‘Anything Goes’ Musical Explains the Value of Theater Education

For nearly 70 years, nonprofit regional theater Arena Stage has masterfully conveyed the U.S. spirit on stage, and its Gold Standard Musical this fall is no exception. “Anything Goes” is a classic full of mischief and amusement. This lively show would not be complete without its iconic tap dancing, and[Read More…]

by October 29, 2018 0 comments The Guide, Theatre
IMDb

‘JUMP’ Deftly Addresses Mental Health Stigma

★★★★☆ This article discusses depression and suicide. Please refer to the end of the article for resources on campus. “JUMP” is a poignant exploration of the darkness surrounding grief and depression. The short film follows Ziggy — played by Kofi Siriboe, who also wrote, produced and directed the film —[Read More…]

by October 25, 2018 0 comments Movies, The Guide
Prashant Desai

MEATLESS MENUS: Beefsteak Serves Bold, Simple Meals Worth Craving

Truth be told, I didn’t intend to review Beefsteak this week. I was heading to the Whole Foods in Foggy Bottom when, as underfed and overworked college students often do, I found myself craving a quick bite. On this particular evening, I was in luck: Right next to Whole Foods[Read More…]

by October 25, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
Focus Features

Stilted Dialogue and Dull Colors Spoil ‘Boy Erased’

★★☆☆☆ “Boy Erased” is a dull examination of tragic circumstances: The talented cast can only do so much to breathe energy into an otherwise lifeless film. Based on the memoir of the same name by Garrard Conley, the film follows Jared, played by Lucas Hedges, the 19-year-old son of a[Read More…]

by October 25, 2018 0 comments Movies, The Guide
Fans, Industry Debate Response to Artists’ Misconduct

Fans, Industry Debate Response to Artists’ Misconduct

On Oct. 5, 2017, The New York Times published a story describing decades of sexual harassment perpetrated by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. The scandal is considered the spark that led to the viral spread of the #MeToo movement. Originally coined by civil rights activist Tarana Burke in 2006, the movement’s[Read More…]

by October 25, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
Although ‘Malibu Nights’ Lacks Musical Diversity, LANY Captures Human Emotion in Sophomore Album

Although ‘Malibu Nights’ Lacks Musical Diversity, LANY Captures Human Emotion in Sophomore Album

★★★★☆ “What do you do with a broken heart?” If you’re Paul Jason Klein, frontman of indie-pop trio LANY, you write an album.  The genesis of LANY’s sophomore album was not premeditated. After experiencing the incomparable pain of a first heartbreak, Klein’s music was his method of survival. According to[Read More…]

by October 23, 2018 0 comments Music
IMDB

Director Reveals Familial Drive Behind Debut Film

“What They Had” tells the touching story of a family battling through devastatingly trying times. Bridget Ertz returns home to a mother suffering from worsening dementia, a father refusing to let go and a brother who has been caring for them in her absence. First-time director and writer Elizabeth Chomko[Read More…]

by October 23, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide