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Topic: Review

An otherwise half-hearted film far from her best, Sofia Coppola’s newest dramatic comedy ‘On the Rocks’ relies heavily on Bill Murray’s effortless charm.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

The short-lived, lighthearted allure of ‘On the Rocks’

October 15, 2020 0 comments

The latest drama-comedy ‘On the Rocks’ reunites writer-director Sofia Coppola and actor Bill Murray, as he takes on the role of Felix, a seasoned debauchee and wealthy art dealer. Rashida Jones joins Murray as Felix’s daughter Laura, a writer troubled by the disinterest of her husband Dean (Marlon Wayans).

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.”

Netlix’s “the goop lab” delves into the wellness practices championed by goop founder, Gwyneth Paltrow.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘the goop lab’ is awesomely absurd

February 27, 2020 0 comments

“At the center of this glass bottle is rose quartz — the crystal of compassion, tenderness, and comfort,” describes an $80 water bottle on Santa Monica-based lifestyle brand goop’s web store. 

“MOTS: 7” boasts seven solo tracks, one for each member, that tell their individual stories and reflect on their climb to world success.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Latest BTS album dominates international charts

February 25, 2020 0 comments

On Feb. 21, the South-Korean boy band BTS (Beyond the Scene) released their seventh studio album “Map of the Soul: 7.” The album is made up of 20 tracks, five of which come from their previous album “Map of the Soul: Persona.”

Adapted from the second book in Jenny Han’s “To All the Boys” trilogy, the sequel released two days before Valentine’s Day disappoints viewers after the success of the first movie.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You’ fails to woo viewers

February 20, 2020 0 comments

On Feb. 12 — just two days before Valentine’s Day — Netflix released “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,” the sequel to the sensational 2018 rom-com “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.”

Meyers, who hosts “Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC,” made his stand-up comedy debut in a special which premiered Nov. 5 on Netflix. Meyers joked about the challenges of fatherhood and recounted the memorable delivery stories of his two sons. The show provides a humanizing and vulnerable look at Meyers outside of his talk show persona.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘Lobby Baby’ Netflix special reveals Seth Meyers’ vulnerability

November 20, 2019 0 comments

On Nov. 5, late-night talk-show host Seth Meyers released his Netflix special “Lobby Baby,” which marked his stand-up comedy debut.

"Parasite," Bong Joon-Ho’s award-winning film about class conflict in South Korea, is currently playing at Avon Cinema.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

‘Parasite’ stuns viewers with class commentary

November 14, 2019 0 comments

The South Korean film “Parasite” has continued to shock audiences across the globe ever since it won the Palme d’Or award at the May 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

The play “Dry Swallow,” written by Lucas Baisch MFA’20 and directed by Brooklyn-based Bengali director Shayok Misha Chowdhury, is set in three separate worlds.

Arts & Culture, Reviews

Play ‘Dry Swallow’ explores role of drugs, violence in parallel worlds

November 12, 2019 0 comments

This past weekend, Sock & Buskin produced the play “Dry Swallow,” a gritty interrogation of the relationship between drugs, class, violence and art.