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Brendan Slocumb’s second novel, “Symphony of Secrets,” delivers with metaphoric discussions on white privilege and racial discrimination without breaking the flow of the story.

Review: Thrilling novel filled with music and plot twists

By Julia Wallace, Contributing Writer May 4, 2023
The fast-paced and thrilling novel "Symphony of Secrets" promises a long career for talented writer Brendan Slocumb.
From left, Cole (Chris Evans) discovers that Sadie (Ana de Armas) is a CIA agent in the Apple TV+ action comedy Ghosted.

Review: Action comedy is a complete waste of time

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer May 2, 2023
Chris Evans and Ana de Armas share zero chemistry in "Ghosted," a film that tries and fails in shoving charm down the viewers' throats.
Singles for the week 4/17.

Review: Singles of the Week 4/17

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor April 25, 2023
Singles for the week 4/17.
Kristin (Toni Collette) finds herself entangled in a mob war in director Catherine Hardwickes new comedy Mafia Mamma.

Review: New crime comedy lacks simplicity and cleverness

By Patrick Mazzella, Staff Writer April 25, 2023
Toni Collette stars in "Mafia Mamma," a comedy that lacks the charm to create a theater experience worth remembering.
Dracula (Nicolas Cage) serves as a toxic boss to Renfield (Nicholas Hoult) in the new horror comedy Renfield.

Review: Dracula horror has major identity crisis

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer April 25, 2023
"Renfield" had the potential to become a horror comedy classic, but instead sucks all the blood out of itself and leaves nothing but a husk.
Freddie (Ji-min Park) goes on an expected journey of self-discovery and identity as she finds herself searching for her birth parents in South Korea.

Review: Fragmented plot creates complex portrait of identity

By Patrick Mazzella, Staff Writer April 24, 2023
Questions of identity and cultural assimilation find their way into director Davy Chou’s newest film "Return to Seoul."
Avengers: Endgame had a massive impact on pop culture and the comic book movie genre. It seems as if Marvels post-Endgame projects havent lived up to their usual quality.

Column: The modern era of superhero fatigue

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer April 19, 2023
With recent negative reviews and lower box office turnouts for Marvel films, it seems as if comic book fatigue may be setting in for audiences.
Mario (Chris Pratt) and Luigi (Charlie Day) team up on the big screen in the successful The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

Review: Mario makes successful leap to the big screen

By Rua Fay, Contributing Writer April 19, 2023
Despite the film's divisive critical reception, "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" is a fun time for Nintendo fans with its beautiful animation.
Ellie Goulding urges listeners to flock to the dance floor on her fifth studio album, Higher Than Heaven.

Review: New Ellie Goulding record is fun and groovy

By Sarah Payne, Staff Writer April 19, 2023
"Higher Than Heaven" is an enjoyable project that showcases Ellie Goulding's musical strengths, although many of the songs lack distinctive qualities.
Philip H. Knight (Ben Affleck), former CEO and co-founder of Nike, brings a sense of authority to the inspirational sports drama Air.

Review: Crowd-pleasing sports drama flies high

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer April 19, 2023
"Air" successfully tells the underdog story of how Nike decided to center an entire shoe line around one player — Michael Jordan.
Singles for the week 4/3.

Review: Singles of the Week 4/3

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor April 13, 2023
Singles for the week 4/3.
Lucy Dacus, Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker all collaborate on the record, an unforgettable album that brings confessional poetry to life.

Review: boygenius returns with a deeply love-filled album

By Rowan Keller Smith, Staff Writer April 12, 2023
The soulful sapphic supergroup boygenius brings to life a beautifully written and executed album in "the record."
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