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Review: Adapted romance film ‘After’ just as problematic as book

By | Apr 16, 2019

“After” takes a problematic fanfiction and turns it into a frustrating and predictable movie.


Review: “Pet Sematary” comes back from the grave

By | Apr 15, 2019

If an ominous phantom tells you not to mess with the barrier between life and death, you’d think you should listen to him.


Review: Pop-rock album falls short

By | Apr 15, 2019

Having a unique sound can make or break a band.


Review: Comedy “The Beach Bum” gets sand in it

By | Apr 8, 2019

“The Beach Bum,” a movie written and directed by Harmony Korine, is about exactly what one might expect from the title, and absolutely nothing more.


Review: “Delhi Crime” is deeply moving and straight-forward

By | Apr 7, 2019

A young man and young woman lie naked on the side of a road in Mahipalpur, India, at nighttime.


Review: “The Highwaymen” is a drag

By | Apr 7, 2019

Few images have been burned into the American consciousness like the young robbers’ violent demise in Arthur Penn’s “Bonnie and Clyde.” Bullets punch through the car into Bonnie and catch Clyde in an agonizing slow-motion free-fall, a haunting, iconic scene that looms over John Lee Hancock’s new Netflix drama, “The Highwaymen.” It’s about the Texas Rangers who riddled Bonnie and Clyde with bullets, and Hancock’s film never leaves the shadow of Penn’s 1967 take on the story.


Review: Billie Eilish’s record is a spectral dream

By | Apr 7, 2019

Two years after Billie Eilish catapulted onto the indie-alternative scene with her EP “dont smile at me,” the 17-year-old artist released her magnum opus of a debut album: “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” Eilish explores the positives and negatives of adolescence, love and pain, all with a mix of somber vocals and sharp, electrical beats.  


Review: Netflix film “The Dirt” is a messy retelling

By | Apr 1, 2019

One question plagues the audience throughout “The Dirt”: At what point in the movie is the audience supposed to accept sweet and baby-faced Douglas Booth as the hard-rocking, heroin-shooting, Jack-Daniels-bottle-smashing Nikki Sixx?


Review: Emotional LP twinkles

By | Apr 1, 2019

If Illinois-based emo group American Football’s debut album, “LP1,” was an introduction to the band and their second album, “LP2,” a reintroduction about 17 years later, its latest release, “LP3,” is the group’s reinvention.


Review: “Five Feet Apart” is truly heartbreaking and genuine

By | Mar 27, 2019

The latest brand of young adult romance seems to revel in the bittersweet tragedy of chronically ill teens falling passionately in love.


Review: Band comes back with dynamically soulful album

By | Mar 25, 2019

It has been said that absence makes the heart grow fonder, which could explain the tendency to worship the comebacks of artists who have been off the radar for years.


Review: Video game is a carbon copy of predecessor

By | Mar 25, 2019

Ubisoft’s “Tom Clancy’s The Division 2” regurgitates the cliche, fictional story of a crumbling society as the same crippling epidemic from the previous game in the series brings the United States to its knees.