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Articles by Chanikarn Kovavisarach (23)

Despite its magical, upbeat nature, “Over the Moon” is still effective in exploring darker themes of sorrow and loss.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘Over the Moon’ brings audiences to spectacular heights

November 10, 2020 0 comments

Brightly lit bakeries, mouth-watering mooncakes and felicitous festivities mark the beginning of Netflix’s latest animated feature, “Over the Moon.”

Ariana Grande expresses her “love language”, goes backward in new album “positions”

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Ariana Grande expresses her “love language”, goes backward in new album “positions”

November 1, 2020 0 comments

On Oct. 30, renowned singer-songwriter Ariana Grande released her sixth studio album “positions.” Her usual fast-paced rhythms have been swapped out for steadier beats and more explicit lyrics, but the album falls short of wowing fans with truly smashing hits. 

Ben Wheatley’s version of “Rebecca” leaves out important elements of the original, including class commentary and a truly sinister antagonist, and the story suffers as a result.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘Rebecca’ remake falls flat

October 28, 2020 0 comments

Though director Ben Wheatley claims to offer a new interpretation of a well-loved classic, his version of “Rebecca” pales in comparison not only to the story’s 1938 source material but also to the famous Alfred Hitchcock film adaptation from 1940.

Brown articulated: student podcasters in the time of COVID-19

Arts & Culture

Brown articulated: student podcasters in the time of COVID-19

October 14, 2020 0 comments

The pandemic has done little to stop the outpouring of creativity from Brown students. During this period of remote learning, a number of students have turned to podcasting — telling audio stories or simply engaging in recorded conversation.

Pandemic pop-ups: five podcasts produced during the global pandemic

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Pandemic pop-ups: five podcasts produced during the global pandemic

October 6, 2020 0 comments

During the COVID-19 pandemic, podcasting has managed to provide a sort of creative emulation of social experience. The disruptive, isolating public health crisis has been the source of inspiration for many artists, musicians and authors.

The Social Dilemma, which has gained popularity on Netflix, was released on the site Sept. 9.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘The Social Dilemma’ unveils dangers behind social media but offers blank solutions

September 29, 2020 0 comments

“Nothing vast enters the life of mortals without a curse.” Director Jeff Orlowski opens his documentary, “The Social Dilemma,” with this ominous quote from Sophocles, reminding audiences of the downside of powerful social media tools. 

‘#Alive’ falls short as the perfect quarantine movie

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘#Alive’ falls short as the perfect quarantine movie

September 16, 2020 0 comments

Among the many apocalyptic films introduced in the wake of COVID-19, writer-director Cho Il attempted to deliver an alternate perspective on the usual action-packed zombie survival category with his debut film, “#Alive.”

Where does the beginning end and where does the end begin: ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ contemplates the fragility of reality

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Where does the beginning end and where does the end begin: ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ contemplates the fragility of reality

September 9, 2020 0 comments

“I don’t even know who I am in this whole thing anymore, where I stop and Jake starts,” Lucy thinks to herself as she paces up and down the stairs.

‘Unorthodox’: a young woman’s journey to finding freedom

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘Unorthodox’: a young woman’s journey to finding freedom

April 22, 2020 0 comments

When Esther Shapiro, known as Esty, jumps in the taxi for the first time, she can’t help but gaze out at the sky through the window as tears begin streaming down her face. She has escaped her past and is ready to start anew.

This year’s performance was titled “Reign.” The show, which was accompanied by energetic music ranging from trap music to K-Pop, featured highly varied choreography by the thirty-one members.

Arts & Culture

Impulse Dance Company captivates audiences

March 12, 2020 0 comments

Raucous cheers and applause echoed through Alumnae Hall as Impulse Dance Company’s 17th annual showcase came to a close Sunday night. Presenting the theme of “Reign,” the company performed over 20 dances over the weekend of March 6-8.

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