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FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES | Keira Knightley, a British actress with successful work in both British and American industries, plays Rachel Morgan in "The Aftermath." After World War II, Rachel and her husband Lewis relocate to Hamburg and grapple with tensions with the German former house owner.

Despite Potential, ‘The Aftermath’ Uninspires in Postwar Romance

★★★☆☆ “The Aftermath,” based on Rhidian Brook’s 2011 novel, attempts to create a dramatic love story against the backdrop of post-war Germany. Despite star Keira Knightley’s moving performance as a woman finding solace from her marriage through a whirlwind affair, “The Aftermath” feels like a lackluster addition to the wartime[Read More…]

WARNER BROS | Shedding the usual self-importance that has dominated the superhero genre, "Shazam" takes itself lightly, allowing for hilarity to ensue.

‘Shazam’ Puts Light-Hearted Twist on the Superhero Genre

With the success of Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy, superhero films in the DC cinematic universe have become dark, entangled and conflicted. This tone has been effective in some iterations. However, recent box office and critical blunders like the first “Justice League” movie have left the franchise’s directors and producers desperate[Read More…]

by April 8, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
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Performances Shine in ‘The Jewish Queen Lear’

From lions and warthogs on the African savannah to Italian and Puerto Rican gangs on the west side of Manhattan, reimagining Shakespeare in unusual or contemporary contexts is nothing new. “The Jewish Queen Lear” follows this well-worn path mostly successfully, examining not a medieval English King, but rather a widowed[Read More…]

by April 7, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide, Theatre
URBAN RENEWAL: The Hoya’s Spring 2019 Fashion Issue

URBAN RENEWAL: The Hoya’s Spring 2019 Fashion Issue

by April 5, 2019 0 comments Fashion Issue, Guide - Top, The Guide
BELGA PRODUCTIONS | Despite standout performances by Jessie Eisenberg and Alex Skarsgard, "The Hummingbird Project" gets caught up in technical details that hurt the plot.

‘The Hummingbird Project’ Loses Focus, Manages to Entertain

In a world of high-stakes trading, where Wall Street looms large in the thoughts and ambitions of most individuals and high-speed transactions let people make millions instantly, greed, ambition and madness rule. A fraction of a second can mean huge earnings or losses, and different players will go to crazy[Read More…]

by April 2, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
ALEC BERG PRODUCTIONS

Bill Hader’s ‘Barry’ Focuses on Characters in 2nd Season

“Barry,” the dark comedy series starring “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Bill Hader, returns March 31 for a second season that dives deeper into the psyche of a hitman attempting to erase his past wrongdoings. The HBO series focuses on the emotional trauma and history that we all carry everyday, despite[Read More…]

by April 1, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Television, The Guide
WALT DISNEY PICTURES | Disney's "Dumbo," brought back to theaters with Tim Burton's distinct artistic eye, is an uplifting family film that will visually stun.

Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ Moves Audiences, Visually Stuns

★★★★☆ Renowned director and producer Tim Burton returned to the cinemas March 29 after a three-year absence with “Dumbo,” a remake of the 1941 animated Disney film. The plot captures a beautiful parallel of familial love between Dumbo and his mother and that of Holt Farrier, played by Colin Farrell,[Read More…]

by March 31, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
FLUME/FACEBOOK | In his first release since 2016, Australian producer Flume, above, explores a more experimental side of electronica on his mixtape “Hi This Is Flume.” Shying away from centering lyrics and other conventional elements of songwriting, Flume puts his usual aesthetic to the side as he focuses on edgy songs that challenge industry expectations.

‘Hi This Is Flume’ Pushes Limits of Electronica

★★★★☆ Australian electronic music producer Flume is back with a new mixtape, titled “Hi This Is Flume.” Ever since his 2012 hits “Holdin On” and “Sleepless,” Flume dove headfirst into the mainstream of electronic beats and has remained a key player in the electronica scene. However, it has been three[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
IMDB | In "The Highwaymen," director John Lee Hancock, above, decides to present a new take on the infamous Bonnie and Clyde tale by following the perspectives of the men who caught them.

Director, Screenwriter Talk Process, Gender Roles, Morality in ‘The Highwaymen’

The Hoya sat down with director John Lee Hancock and screenwriter John Fusco to discuss the pair’s motivations and approach to crafting “The Highwaymen.” The film is a captivating tale following former Texas Rangers Frank Hamer, played by Kevin Costner, and Maney Gault, played by Woody Harrelson, on their hunt[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
LADAWNA HOWARD/FACEBOOK | Psychics have a strong presence in the Georgetown area, with several shops just a short walk away on both Wisconsin Avenue and M Street. The shops offer services from tarot card readings to communicating with departed loved ones.

Georgetown Psychics Offer Guidance, Entertainment

Just beyond the front gates, Georgetown University students come across several psychic shops on neighboring Wisconsin Avenue and M Street. Within 3 miles of the Hilltop, students can find 12 locations for tarot card readings, palmistry and promises of connecting with those who have passed away. From fortune tellers and[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide