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Jojis third studio album fails to push his sound forward in a new way.

Review: Joji’s third studio album returns to his sad boy era

By Sydney Brumfield, Senior Writer November 16, 2022
Despite some compelling tracks, nothing new, musically complex or particularly engaging is being done in Joji's third studio album, “SMITHEREENS."
Singles for the week 11/7.

Review: Singles of the Week 11/7

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor November 15, 2022
Singles for the week 11/7.
From left, Patrick (David Dawson), Marion (Emma Corrin) and Tom (Harry Styles) find themselves at the center of a story about forbidden love.

Review: Story of suppressed queer love disappoints

By Eleanor Kay, Managing Editor November 15, 2022
"My Policeman" spans the course of 40 years, with flourishing cinematography keeping the viewer's attention despite an underdeveloped storyline.
From left, Joy (Elizabeth Banks) and Virginia (Sigourney Weaver) are two of the many feminists advocating for abortion rights in 1968 Chicago.

Review: Feminist film is powerful and striking

By Rua Fay, Contributing Writer November 10, 2022
The new film from Phyllis Nagy, "Call Jane," is inspired by the true story of a group of feminists who ran an underground abortion clinic.
From left, the friendship formed between coworkers Cullen (Eddie Redmayne) and Amy Loughren (Jessica Chastain) suddenly changes when a patient in their care unexpectedly dies.

Review: Lack of motivation leaves true story feeling empty

By Lily Lipka, Staff Writer November 8, 2022
Adapted from a 2013 novel that was based on a true story, "The Good Nurse" feels diluted, leaving viewers wondering why this story needed to be told.
Paul Bäumer (Felix Kammerer) and his friends face the horrors of World War I in this authentic war film from Germany.

Review: German remake of war classic is brutal and bold

By Sarah Payne, Contributing Writer November 8, 2022
The german remake of the 1930 film "All Quiet on the Western Front" brings to life the dark, traumatizing and life-changing nature of war.
Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett), regarded highly as a composer and conductor, sees her past secrets catch up with her in a new era of cancel culture.

Review: Todd Field captures the current moment

By Patrick Mazzella, Staff Writer November 8, 2022
After a 16-year hiatus from directing, Todd Field returns with his latest film. As a careful character study, “Tár" succeeds with flying colors.
Having been in the works for six years, the Sundance Selection “Riotsville, USA” tells the story of the United States government trying to counter civil rights protests.

Review: Documentary powerfully captures a shifting nation

By Patrick Mazzella, Staff Writer November 7, 2022
“Riotsville, USA” is a triumph of documentary filmmaking, perfectly capturing the tone of a nation constantly shifting and changing.
Arctic Monkeys manages to redefine their sound with the release of The Car, their seventh studio album to date.

Review: Arctic Monkeys drives to success with new album

By Tess Ferguson, Staff Writer November 2, 2022
Following the release of their experimental album “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino" in 2018, Arctic Monkeys returns with an excellent new record.
Teth-Adam (Dwayne Johnson) is the lead of the latest DC comic book movie. While he was originally cast in 2007, the film has taken many years to develop: none of which show in the end product.

Review: New DC comic book film is buried in superhero tropes

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer November 2, 2022
One of the only highlights of "Black Adam," a comic book movie buried in tropes, is the moral question it poses about what it means to be a hero.
From left, Queen Alicent (Olivia Cooke) and Princess Rhaenyra (Emma DArcy) star in the first season of House of the Dragon.

Review: Game of Thrones prequel is a return to form

By Sydney Brumfield, Senior Writer November 2, 2022
Following the mixed reactions to the final season of "Game of Thrones," this new prequel show creates an exceptional viewing experience.
Since the release of 2011s Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen has been an unstoppable force in the pop music world with the 2015 album Emotion and now her latest record, The Loneliest Time.

Review: Carly Rae Jepsen proves she is here to stay

By Jess Williams, Staff Writer November 1, 2022
"The Loneliest Time" is an example of pop perfection, as Carly Rae Jepsen yearns for vulnerability underneath warm, clean, 80s synths.
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