Articles by:

IMDB | Shonda Rhimes, far left, was the showrunner for “Grey’s Anatomy,” starring Ellen Pompeo. While Rhimes has had much success, challenges still exist for female showrunners.

Few in Number, Female Showrunners Advance TV

When Netflix cancelled the critically acclaimed show “One Day At A Time” on March 14, the streaming site was met with thousands of outraged comments on the tweet lamenting the decision. As evidenced by a simple scroll through the replies, their choices do not exist in a vacuum, nor does[Read More…]

CHRIS DISTEFANO/FACEBOOK | Ahead of his upcoming shows at The DC Drafthouse, Chris Distefano reveals how his upbringing brought him to comedy.

Comedian Chris Distefano Opens Up About His Upbringing and Comedic Path

Actor and comedian Chris Distefano has always wanted to make people laugh. Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Distefano credits his family and city for cultivating his passion for comedy. In a phone interview with The Hoya, the comedian discussed his journey in the industry, upcoming shows and his new[Read More…]

by March 3, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
MARIA & ALBERTO DE LA CRUZ GALLERY

GU Hosts Lecture on Crossroads of Arts, Activism

Surrounded by the work of Glenn Ligon, a prominent artist addressing social justice issues, Jennifer DeVere Brody explored the intersection between activism and racial justice through art in a lecture called “Free Form: Art, Activism and Racial Justice” at Georgetown’s Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery on Monday.[Read More…]

by February 1, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
File Photo: Lauren Seibel/The Hoya

New Year’s Resolutions Inspire Introspection

With students returning to the now snow-laden Hilltop, the new semester presents some freedom to institute change but also the difficulty of follow-through. Though New Year’s Eve was only two weeks ago, some may have already broken one, if not all, of their New Year’s resolutions. Though resolutions present an[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide
THE AVALON

HIGHLIGHT REEL: Independent Film Theaters in Limbo as the District Evolves

Passing by the CVS Pharmacy on M Street, visitors to the Georgetown neighborhood might never guess that intrepid students could visit the same building and catch screenings of avant-garde dramas or racy adult films in the 1980s. Yet the area used to be home to a variety of independent film[Read More…]

A SIMPLE FAVOR

Movie Review: ‘A Simple Favor’

 ★★★★☆ “You can get close to her, but you can never quite reach her,” Sean Townsend explains about his wife, Emily Nelson. Illustrating the enigmatic Emily, Sean, played by Henry Golding, alludes to the overall essence of Paul Feig’s film “A Simple Favor.” Stylish, twisted and surprisingly comical, “A Simple[Read More…]

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW

CONCERT REVIEW: Old Crow Medicine Show at The Anthem

For just the evening of April 28, the rousing and high-powered sounds of string band Old Crow Medicine Show turned The Anthem into an intimate and lively country bar. With no opening act, the crowd waited with palpable excitement for the band to begin the two-hour experience. Old Crow Medicine[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’

Movie Review: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’

★★★☆☆ Anchored by the charismatic John Boyega of “Star Wars” fame, “Pacific Rim Uprising” is an enjoyable, stylish and fast-paced ride teeming with action, but ultimately fails to live up to its 2013 predecessor “Pacific Rim.” Boyega stars as the son of the fallen General Stacker Pentecost, played by Idris[Read More…]

by March 26, 2018 0 comments Movies, The Guide
GRISBI PRODUCTIONS

Movie Review: ‘Hostiles’

★★★★☆ “Hostiles,” directed by Scott Cooper, is a thought-provoking and raw Western that produces a semblance of hope. Instead of glorifying the West, the film presents an accurate and hard-to-stomach depiction of life at the time. The beginning of “Hostiles” is set in New Mexico in 1892. Army Captain Joseph[Read More…]

WARNER BROS.

Movie Review: ‘Justice League’

★★☆☆☆ The fifth installment of the DC Extended Universe series, “Justice League” is supposed to be Warner Bros.’ competitive response to Marvel’s successful superhero movie saga. While “Justice League” is an entertaining step up from DC’s last film, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,”,released in 2016, the film is flawed[Read More…]