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SCHENDEN: In a Dystopian World, Comedic Philosophy Relieves

SCHENDEN: In a Dystopian World, Comedic Philosophy Relieves

Ever since I used to stay up late on summer nights as a child to watch old reruns of “The Twilight Zone,” I’ve had an affinity for the representation of dystopia in the arts. Be it “Blade Runner,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” or anything by Kurt Vonnegut, I always found dystopian[Read More…]

by October 11, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Movie Review: ‘Aardvark’

★☆☆☆☆ “Aardvark,” writer and director Brian Shoaf’s new film, is incredibly difficult to endure and provides little entertainment or emotional power across its 84-minute run time. The film tells the story of Josh, played by Zachary Quinto, a deeply troubled man with some undefined “condition,” and his inept new therapist,[Read More…]

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Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ‘Potted Potter’ Only Shines When Unscripted

Watching “Potted Potter” at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall is a bit like opening the yard-long scroll that serves as the show’s program: ridiculous, excessive and tangentially related to “Harry Potter.” Billed as “all seven ‘Harry Potter’ books in 70 minutes,” “Potted Potter” is surprisingly rife with non-Harry Potter[Read More…]

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Television Review: ‘Champions’

★★★★☆ Mindy Kaling’s new NBC show “Champions” packs heart, humor and pop culture references, but the sitcom falls into a pattern reminiscent of “The Mindy Project.” The show follows failed college baseball player Vince, played by Anders Holm, as he runs his deceased father’s gym in Brooklyn. In the pilot,[Read More…]

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‘The Winter’s Tale’ at the Folger Theatre Blends Comedy With Drama

“Love makes beggars of us all.” This poetic phrase encapsulates the central theme of the Folger Theatre’s performance of William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” — the inextricability of love and suffering. A trio of romance, tragedy and comedy, Folger’s rendition of this Shakespearian classic transports its audience to a realm[Read More…]

by March 19, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide, Theatre
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Women in Comedy Stand Up and Stand Out

Jim Gaffigan (MSB ’88), Mike Birbiglia (COL ’00), Nick Kroll (COL ’01) and John Mulaney (COL ’04) — all names that could sell out comedy clubs across the country. At one point, they called the Hilltop their home. And, incidentally, all of them are men. The overwhelming maleness of Georgetown’s[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Gringo’

★★☆☆☆ “Why am I always getting screwed for doing my job?” wonders earnest businessman Harold Soyinka, played by David Oyelowo, in the beginning of the second act of “Gringo.” “Gringo,” director Nash Edgerton’s second feature film after “The Square,” spends 110 minutes on the twists and gore of the “always[Read More…]

by March 11, 2018 0 comments Movies, The Guide
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Movie Review: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

★★★★★ “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a story of vengeance and forgiveness. The film is driven by well-developed characters and chance encounters that seem — and often are — too good to be true. The film’s witty humor is always at the foreground, ready to make even the most[Read More…]

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Making Them Laugh: Comedy and Politics

Comedy has long been an avenue for people to express their personal and political beliefs. The rise of late-night comedy shows that deal with political issues reflects our nation’s widespread engagement with politics. Political comedy can be interpreted in two ways: as making light of a serious situation or illustrating[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘A Bad Moms Christmas’

★★★☆☆ A Bad Moms Christmas,” sequel to the 2016 film “Bad Moms,” released Nov. 1, is a relatable comedy sure to leave audiences both anticipating and dreading the holiday season. Written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the comedy depicts the annual struggle of three moms attempting to[Read More…]