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Jarring Foreign Film Delivers Heated Action

Quebeçois director Denis Villenueve crafts a dark and complex narrative in his 2010 film Incendies, adapted from Wajdi Mouawad’s play “Scorched.” The film earned a Best Foreign Language Film nomination at this past year’s Academy Awards. The intricate story begins with brother and sister Simon and Jeanne Marwan (Maxim Gaudette[Read More…]

by March 24, 2011 0 comments The Guide

America, the Foodie-Full

When asked if I would write a column on American cuisine, I said: why not? Just because there isn’t a “Club America” on campus doesn’t mean the topic is off-limits (although I would be very interested to see what a “Club America” would actually look like). The U.S.A. is full[Read More…]

by March 18, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Latest Release Explores Quartet’s Eccentricity

Latest Release Explores Quartet’s Eccentricity

Gypsy music from Eastern Europe and Mariachi sounds from Mexico may not be the most compatible of musical styles, but they typify the divergent harmony that DeVotchKa achieves in their newest album, 100 Lovers. “I wanted us to stand out from the average band and I wanted to use exotic instruments,”[Read More…]

by March 3, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Soulful London Lady More Than Delivers in Sophomore Album

Radio stars create music that makes you bob your head up and down, while simultaneously beating your steering wheel like a drum and singing at the top of your lungs. But rarely does their music make you want to close your eyes and feel every beat and every word. That[Read More…]

by February 18, 2011 0 comments The Guide

New Releases // 3.18.11

“Till the World Ends” Britney Spears Femme Fatale 3 stars “Till the World Ends” reflects the current state of pop music, as a heavily computerized voice, pounding bass and electronic beats round out Britney’s latest single. Britney definitely doesn’t impress with her musical talents on this one — her singing[Read More…]

by February 18, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Eye-Opening Experimental Indie

In a recent Billboard interview about his band’s newest album The People’s Key, coming out Feb. 15, Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst said, “I was really burnt out on that rootsy Americana shit. So I tried to steer clear of that,” Oberst’s trio achieves their goal of changing things up[Read More…]

by February 11, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Grassroots Group With an Eclectic Vibe

Art, no matter what style, is a form of self-expression and exploration that crosses all cultural boundaries. It is also an outlet for our social concerns and grievances. What happens when a group of people decides to harness the power of artistic expression to galvanize a specific community and draw[Read More…]

by February 5, 2011 0 comments The Guide

More Than Maple Syrup, Eh?

Now that it’s February, I have settled back into my Georgetown routine: going to class, attending to the growing spiral of reading I have to catch up on, ‘80s alt-pop dance nights at the Black Cat, tutoring on Saturdays and mourning the lack of decent Asian food in the District[Read More…]

by February 4, 2011 0 comments The Guide

James Cameron Lost in the Deep

Director and producer James Cameron has arguably released two of the most notable and commercially successful films of the past several decades. In 1997, Titanic wowed audiences with its sensational graphics and old-style melodrama to become the highest-grossing film of all time. It held this record for 12 years until it was[Read More…]

by February 4, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Finding an Ironic Needle in a Haystack of Films

The 1980s science-fiction sitcom “Small Wonder” had big plans for success. The story of a family of engineers disguising a robot as their daughter was supposed to touch millions of Americans and catapult the show into silver screen notoriety. While the show did not achieve its goal, it did result[Read More…]

by January 28, 2011 0 comments The Guide