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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…]

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Concert Review: Mura Masa at the 9:30 Club

Alex Crossan, better known as Mura Masa, may only be 21 years old, but he has already built quite a name for himself as an electronic musician. Emerging into the industry at age 17, Mura Masa used SoundCloud as a means of dispersing his music to wider audiences. After his[Read More…]

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Concert Review: Tash Sultana at the 9:30 Club

At around 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 6, Tash Sultana, donning an oversized black T-shirt, plaid pants and a black beanie, stepped barefoot onstage at the 9:30 Club to receive her thundering crowd. “Was anyone at my last show in D.C.?” Sultana asked to thunderous applause. “Well, you obviously told your[Read More…]

by October 20, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, Music Issue, The Guide
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Restaurant Review: Oki Bowl at Georgetown

★★★★☆ The patrons of Oki Bowl @ Georgetown are as charmingly eclectic as the decorations surrounding them. Walking into the restaurant is like travelling to a new world. Leaving behind the bustling traffic of Wisconsin Avenue, visitors of the restaurant sit beneath the warm glow of decorative, muted lamps and[Read More…]

by October 18, 2017 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
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Concert Review: Ron Pope at the 9:30 Club

“You all had to do something to be here, so I’ll be damned if I’m not going to show up.” Upon taking the stage at the 9:30 Club on Oct. 10, Ron Pope immediately began to banter with the audience, establishing a comfortable, conversational rapport that would continue throughout the[Read More…]