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Movie Review: ‘Leviathan’

Movie Review: ‘Leviathan’

★★★★★ “Leviathan” is a vast, scathing exploration of the troubles facing contemporary Russia, portrayed through the story of a classic and simple tragic love triangle. Director Andrey Zvyagintsev creates a masterpiece precisely because he is able to accomplish a macro-criticism of Russian politics while simultaneously painting an entrancing familial tragedy.[Read More…]

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In the new film "Still Alice," Julianne Moore plays a professor struggling with Alzheimer's disease as well as its repercussions on her family life.

Movie Review: ‘Still Alice’

★★★☆☆ Our personalities change so gradually that we rarely pause to consider what it is that constitutes our identities. “Still Alice” forces us to tackle these questions; the film revolves around its main character being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. While the film is not particularly impressive, the themes that it[Read More…]

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Outdoor Lights Show Shines with Holiday Spirit

This year initiates the first exhibition of Georgetown GLOW. Sponsored by the Georgetown Business Improvement District, this project promises to become an annual tradition. The outdoor display boasts seven very unique pieces as well as additional projections that explore the artistic effects of light. The pieces are sprawled throughout the[Read More…]

by December 12, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
Arts of the Islamic World

Arts of the Islamic World

Over the past decade, the ideaology of Islam has become the subject of controversy, but most people only have a superficial knowledge of this complex school of thought. Before one can knowledgeably discuss this dynamic religion, it is first necessary to immerse oneself in the rich culture that surrounds its[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 0 comments Arts Issue, Guide - Top, The Guide
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David Bowie's compilation album "Nothing Has Changed" provides an introspective look at the artist's musical evolution.

Album Review: ‘Nothing Has Changed’

★★★★☆ “Nothing Has Changed” seems to be a very unfitting name for David Bowie’s three-disc compilation album. In fact, the album is a long, fascinating 59-track exploration of the acclaimed Briton’s diverse 50-year career. It is the perfect combination of songs to give any listener — especially a first-time listener[Read More…]

by November 26, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’

Movie Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’

★★☆☆☆ Turning a trilogy into a movie is never easy to pull off, but splitting the final book into two films is even harder. The new “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” proves why. While the “Harry Potter” series was able to finish with a bang in a two-part[Read More…]

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Although the group is missing several of its members, Pink Floyd’s final album brings a fitting end to the band’s long and successful career.

Album Review: ‘The Endless River’

★★★☆☆ Pink Floyd never quite repeated its fantastic work after Roger Waters’ departure in 1979. Lacking his artistic leadership, the band was never able to repeat the flowing masterpieces its previous albums achieved. “The Endless River” is no exception. While it is a peaceful listen with sounds that do distinctly[Read More…]

OPEN ROAD FILMS
In the fast-paced action film “Nightcrawler,” Jake Gyllenhall gives a standout performance as an L.A. crime journalist, Louis Bloom.

Movie Review: ‘Nightcrawler’

★★★★☆ “Nightcrawler,” written and directed by Dan Gilroy, is a tense and scathing criticism of the unstoppable and emotionally detached coverage of violence in today’s media. The difficult lead role, Louis Bloom, is portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal and offers a perfect challenge for an actor at this point in his[Read More…]

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The Bahn Mi Sandwich is just one of many quirky combinations of French and Asian cuisine at the fusion restaurant Mama Rouge. It contains skirt steak layered with mixed vegetables and spices.

Fusion Restaurant Fails to Meld French and Asian Flavors

★★☆☆☆ To step outside of the daily routine, our party decided to check out Mama Rouge, a restaurant by the waterfront that specializes in French-Asian fusion cuisine. The two of us were easily impressed after weeks of constant excursions to Leo’s and intrigued by the restaurant’s theme — we came[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
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Keanu Reaves returns to the big screen in the outrageously action-packed "John Wick."

Movie Review: ‘John Wick’

★★★★☆ “John Wick” never pretends to be more than it is: a simple, sleek and exciting action shooter. Playing the titular character, Keanu Reeves is back to his gun-slinging ways — and he delivers mightily. Chad Stahelski, Reeve’s “Matrix” stunt double, co-directs and proves that fight scenes are truly his[Read More…]