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Movie Review: ‘Palacios’

“No need to go anywhere,” Holly, a widow living in St. Louis, Mo.,  says after just discovering a young black man sleeping on her roof. “Just come eat the breakfast.” The young man she addresses, named Eugene, is on the run for reasons that are only revealed near the end[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘The Party’

Movie Review: ‘The Party’

★★★★☆ A dark, caustically comedic film that breathes new life into the classic dinner party pressure cooker trope, “The Party” is a satirical, witty airing of dirty laundry. The newest release by experimental filmmaker Sally Potter, “The Party” peels back the layers of middle-class elitism to reveal its hidden acidity.[Read More…]

by February 21, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
TBD IMMERSIVE

Underground in Dupont, the Cabaret Comes Alive

As I was walking through the Dupont Underground, I felt a sudden tap on my shoulder. I turned around and saw a woman with transparent white cloth wrapped around her clothes — a ghost. Without uttering a syllable, she led me to another ostentatiously dressed figure. The ghost handed me[Read More…]

WALT DISNEY AND MARVEL

Movie Review: ‘Black Panther’

★★★★☆ “Black Panther” is a visually stunning marvel with a stellar cast that elevates an uninspired script. The film follows the newly crowned king and superhero T’Challa as he returns home to Wakanda and is thrust into conflict with a foe who threatens his homeland. Rachel Morrison’s cinematography, Ruth Carter’s[Read More…]

ANNA KOVACEVICH FOR THE HOYA

Black Movements Dance Company Presents ‘Exodus’

Almost exactly 400 years ago, in 1619, the first enslaved African people arrived in the Chesapeake colonies of the North American coast. Seventy years ago, hundreds of thousands of black families left the South only to find mistreatment in urban population centers. Five months ago, 800,000 immigrants lost their protected[Read More…]

SZA

Concert Review: SZA at The Fillmore Silver Spring

Despite the Grammys’ snub of rhythm and blues singer SZA, a line of concertgoers snaked around The Fillmore Silver Spring on Feb. 5 to see her take the stage. The sold-out show was a testament to the artistry of SZA’s debut album “Ctrl.” Despite a minimalistic set, SZA performed with[Read More…]

KATHRYN BAKER FOR THE HOYA

Concert Review: Lauv at the 9:30 Club

In his performance at the 9:30 Club on Feb. 6, emerging electro-pop artist Lauv, otherwise known as Ari Leff, showed off his phenomenal falsettos and suave dance moves to capture the crowd’s attention — and keep it. For the night, Lauv wore his heart on his blue Freddy Krueger-esque sweater[Read More…]

Album Review: ‘Culture II’

Album Review: ‘Culture II’

Although its 24-song track list is intimidating, Migos’ latest album, “Culture II,” allows ample opportunity for the rap trio Migos to shine. Released exactly one year before “Culture II,” the group’s second album, “Culture,” propelled the rap group into superstardom with hits like “Bad and Boujee,” “Slippery” and “T-Shirt,” as[Read More…]

Concert Review: BROCKHAMPTON at The Fillmore Silver Spring

Concert Review: BROCKHAMPTON at The Fillmore Silver Spring

Texas-based rap group BROCKHAMPTON brought precise lyrical mastery to its performance at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Jan. 28, with unbridled energy that electrified the crowd. The group, which broke into the mainstream in 2017 with its “SATURATION” album trilogy, has a penchant for interweaving silky hooks and vulnerable moments[Read More…]

FORD'S THEATRE

Theater Review: ‘Jefferson’s Garden’ at Ford’s Theatre

Ford’s Theatre’s historical significance as the place Abraham Lincoln was assassinated lends weight to the performance of “Jefferson’s Garden,” a show that explores the tensions between the ideals of the Founding Fathers and the difficult realities of freedom in America. British playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker’s scenes illustrate important historical markers, making[Read More…]