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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…]

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Television Review: ‘Stranger Things’

★★★★☆ Since the release of its first season in the summer of 2016, Netflix’s “Stranger Things” has received immense praise, winning five Emmy awards. In creating the show, filmmakers Matt and Ross Duffer, professionally known as the Duffer Brothers, wanted to pay homage to the pop culture of the 1980s;[Read More…]

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Album Review: ‘Laila’s Wisdom’

★★★★☆ The artist Rapsody, otherwise known as “Carolina’s Finest,” has provided casual rap listeners with tantalizing glimpses at her skill over the past few years. Her features on Kendrick Lamar’s legendary 2015 release “To Pimp a Butterfly” and Anderson .Paak’s 2016 “Malibu” have established that she is a rising female[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 0 comments Music, The Guide
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Concert Review: The Weeks at the Rock and Roll Hotel

Upon first impression, indie rock band The Weeks does not seem to command much stage presence. The band consists of four men wearing raggedy t-shirts and boasting a carefree attitudes. At the band’s concert at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Oct. 19, however, its unassuming demeanor disappeared; the band[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘God’s Own Country’

★★★★★ Set in the blustery, gray Yorkshire countryside, “God’s Own Country,” the debut film of writer and director Francis Lee, is magical in its intentional harshness, poignantly displaying the graceless struggle of coming to terms with one’s circumstances. Much of the film is based on Lee’s own experience working on[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

★★★★☆ As its title seems to suggest, “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” by Yorgos Lanthimos, director of the Oscar-nominated film “The Lobster,” takes an unsettling – yet balanced – dive into the themes of revenge and sacrifice lurking beneath the surface of innocence. Renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Steven Murphy,[Read More…]

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Concert Review: RAC at the Black Cat

Critics of electronic dance music claim that the genre is too mechanical, but Portuguese DJ RAC challenges this notion, as he brought each of his songs to life onstage during his show at the Black Cat on Oct. 5. His vision blends the upbeat, high-energy elements of hip-hop with the[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘The Pathological Optimist’

★★★★☆ Whatever your preconceived notions of the anti-vaccination movement are, “The Pathological Optimist” will make you question them entirely. Directed and produced by Miranda Bailey, the documentary centers around Andrew Wakefield, a British doctor and researcher who is credited with starting the movement. Wakefield is known for publishing a 1998 paper,[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Breathe’

★★★☆☆ Any film with big Hollywood names like Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy and acclaimed actor Andy Serkis is bound to face high expectations. This was especially the case with Serkis’ debut directorial venture, “Breathe.” The film tells the heartwarming true story of a father’s will to overcome his disability[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Dina’

★★★★☆ Telling an ordinary story with extraordinary subjects, “Dina” boldly defies the conventions of nonfiction film. The winner of the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival, “Dina” presents a compelling tale of the romance between real-life Dina Buno and Scott Levin, a couple on the[Read More…]