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Carole & Tuesday is a beautiful commentary on the music industry and loneliness. The show uses famous songs to define its episodes and follows a narrative about two musicians.

Review: Netflix anime is clear and melodic

By Gabrielle Topping, Contributing Writer September 9, 2019

“Carole & Tuesday” is an anime Netflix series that depicts the music industry in the futuristic world of Alba City, Mars. Carole Stanley (voiced by Miyuri Shimabukuro and vocals sung by Nai Br.XX)...

Lana Del Reys newest album is a fascinating exploration of romance, self-reflection and Americana. The tracks are poignant and resonate with reality.

Review: Lana Del Rey offers somber self-reflection in album

By Dariene Seifert, Staff Writer September 8, 2019

Two years after taking a dreary look at Hollywood in “Lust For Life,” Lana Del Rey returns to her nostalgic roots with her sixth and latest record, “Norman F------ Rockwell!” The album cover features...

Her Smell is sluggish, especially when compared to the chaotic lifestyle it portrays on screen. The lead actor, Elisabeth Moss, is explosive on screen and saves the film from total mediocrity.

Review: “Her Smell” is painfully slow but is saved by lead actor

By Emily Lussier, Assistant Proofreader April 29, 2019

“Her Smell,” an indie drama from writer and director Alex Ross Perry, is painfully slow in spite of the pure chaos it depicts. Regardless of the film’s setbacks, it is impossible not to be completely...

As a whole, Cage the Elephants new album Social Cues is a disappointment. However, the individual tracks in the record are all well-composed and performed. The organization of the album leaves much to be desired.

Review: “Social Cues” disappoints as a whole

By Arleigh Rodgers, Staff Writer April 29, 2019

Cage the Elephant’s “Social Cues,” the American rock band’s fifth studio album, might appeal to its veteran fans, whose die-hard attitude toward the group will keep them listening if only out of...

BTS, one of the few Korean pop groups to find mainstream success in the United States returns with a highly energetic, engaging album. The lyrics are deep and compelling, offering a range of tangible emotion.

Review: “Map of the Soul: Persona” is bounding with energy

By Alex Hartzog, Staff Writer April 28, 2019

Seven men run around a deserted, pastel city, dressed to the nines in the brightest colored clothes they have. They dance, waving their knees and kicking without a care in the world. Their movements are...

Fantasy stop-motion film, Missing Link has gorgeous animation and a charming plot line, but lacks in character development.

Review: Stop-motion film is visually stunning

By Ash Bailot, Staff Writer April 23, 2019

“Missing Link” is a visually spectacular stop-motion film about friendship and finding one’s place in the world. The Victorian-era animated adventure film was released April 12 and produced by...

Little is boring, lazy, onenote comedy that takes its star studded cast for granted. Despite the lackluster script, the movies child star, Marsai Martin, shines in her role as she supports the rest of the movie.

Review: Body-swap film centers blackness but falls short

By Tyler Obropta, Senior Writer April 23, 2019

“Little” opens with obligatory narration — “Allow me to introduce myself” — but there is nobody going to see “Little” who won’t realize immediately where it’s headed. A successful,...

The 2019 “Hellboy” remake has a messy storyline and unconvincing characters. The quality of the film feels cheap and lacks the same timeless quality as Guillermo Del Toro’s original 2004 adaptation of the comic book series.

Review: “Hellboy” remake can not save itself from damnation

By Jake Leary, Staff Writer April 22, 2019

Neil Marshall’s “Hellboy” (2019) has the aesthetic sensibility of a Hot Topic: It’s cheap, insincere and reminds you of other places you’d rather be and other films you’d rather see. Marshall’s...

LSD is the debut album of supergroup LSD comprised of Labrinth, Sia and Diplo. The album shows off each artists individual strengths while showing how well the three work together as a musical team.

Review: Psychedelic power album is a work of genius

By Avery Alexander, Assistant Life & Culture Editor April 21, 2019

Labrinth, Sia and Diplo joined forces and conceived an album, perfectly balancing their styles and strengths to produce a masterpiece that is as exceptional as its creators. “LSD” is a colorful,...

Kill This Love is a powerful record for Korean pop girl group BLACKPINK. The quartet have released one EP previously but comes back strong with their new album.

Review: Album from female K-pop group is a powerful offering

By Matilde Bechet, Staff Writer April 19, 2019

Four young women stand together firmly in front of hundreds of trumpets as brass blares in the background. The words “BLACKPINK in your area” ring out as the scenery quickly shifts to one of a woman...

Shazam! boasts a wonderful beginning with a tragic story and interesting, comedic charcters. However, the move derails slightly towards the final act.

Review: Superhero movie has electric beginning

By Liam Conway, Staff Writer April 18, 2019

With the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury, “Shazam!” is one of DC’s best big screen adaptations...

Khalid introduces a pleasant album with Free Spirit. The record is perfect for summer and appropriate for all ages. The tracks invoke comforting feelings of nostalgia and range from joyful melodies to somber tunes.

Review: Khalid’s summery record flows with sunny spirit

By Noa Covell, Staff Writer April 16, 2019

Khalid’s new album, “Free Spirit,” is the record of the summer, made for wind-whipped midnight car rides, relaxing in bed on an easy Sunday afternoon with a cup of coffee or for a gloomy, rainy day...

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