Jesse Nussman

Jesse Nussman is a senior at UNCC majoring in Communications and minoring in film. He is an avid film lover and writes about various pop-culture subjects within film, television, and music.

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Breakdown of Drake’s “More Life”

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
Breakdown of Drake’s “More Life”

Random Person: So, I hear there is new Drake music out. Me: Ah yes, you mean the “More Life” playlist. Playlist? It’s basically just a new album, but he’s calling it a playlist. The reason for this might be because it’s just available on streaming platforms, or it doesn’t really have any structure like you […]

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“Taboo” is Prestige Television at its Worst

| March 3, 2017 | 4 Comments
“Taboo” is Prestige Television at its Worst

It became clear about midway through the eight episode run of “Taboo” that things were not going to improve. The prestige drama series, airing here in the U.S. on FX and in the U.K. on BBC, was met with much anticipation roughly two months ago, in large part due to the attachment of actor Tom […]

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Pete Holmes and Judd Apatow Talk “Crashing”

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Pete Holmes and Judd Apatow Talk “Crashing”

CHARLOTTE N.C. — Judging by his background, Pete Holmes doesn’t seem like your average comedian. He grew up fairly religious and went to the Christian-based Gordon College in Massachusetts, where he majored in English and Communications. He married young, at age 22, to the very first girlfriend he ever had but found himself divorced six […]

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Big Stars Bring Big Performances to “Big Little Lies”

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
Big Stars Bring Big Performances to “Big Little Lies”

There is little doubting the sizzle and spark on screen when watching “Big Little Lies.” The HBO miniseries, based on the best-selling novel by Liane Moriarty, is the latest television production to wheel in a helping dose of star power. Perhaps, as with shows like “House of Cards” or “True Detective,” that star power will […]

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“Legion” Obliterates the TV Superhero Mold

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
“Legion” Obliterates the TV Superhero Mold

FX’s “Legion” is a marvel of modern television. The series is technically a comic-book show and part of the “X-Men” canon but it never feels that way. It’s almost as if creator Noah Hawley, who also helmed the TV adaptation of “Fargo,” took every blueprint we come to think of in a superhero show and […]

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Papadosio: Thrilling Show or Just Jingly Tunes

| February 5, 2017 | 5 Comments
Papadosio: Thrilling Show or Just Jingly Tunes

Charlotte N.C. — The prog-rock group Papadosio played to an enthusiastic crowd late Thursday evening at the Underground here in Charlotte. Since 2009, the group has put out four studio albums; however, many music listeners might find themselves unfamiliar with the group’s work. That’s where I was in visiting the Underground for Papadosio’s performance. And […]

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Underrated Movie Awards

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Underrated Movie Awards

Award shows are absurd. We’ve built them up to be the signifiers of taste, but if one looks close enough, they are usually trivial in determining which art, music, film etc. is of particular importance. This is not a new thing either; all one has to do is look back at the history of the […]

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2017 Oscar Nominations Break Down

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
2017 Oscar Nominations Break Down

The nominations for this year’s Academy Awards have just been released, with”La La Land” leading with a record matching fourteen total. Here is a breakdown of who all is nominated, who will most likely take home a golden statue, and who actually deserves a win. Best Picture “Arrival” “Fences” “Hacksaw Ridge” “Hell or High Water” […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘The Young Pope’

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘The Young Pope’

You aren’t ready for “The Young Pope.” I repeat, you are NOT ready for “The Young Pope.” Why? Because this show is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Perhaps if you are familiar with the work of creator/director Paolo Sorrentino–his movie “The Great Beauty” won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar back in 2014–you’ll know what […]

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50 Years of Martin Scorsese

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
50 Years of Martin Scorsese

Few filmmakers have had a resume like Martin Scorsese. The 74-year-old director has not only given the world a wide array of iconic feature movies but also numerous documentaries, concert films, shorts and even television episodes. 2017 marks a huge year for the director, having now been making movies for 50 years. It’s also the […]

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2016 was a Bad Movie with a Great Soundtrack

| December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
2016 was a Bad Movie with a Great Soundtrack

We can all pretty much agree that 2016 has been the absolute worst.  From politics to the deaths of many of our beloved celebrities, a lot has seemed to go wrong this year.  However, one of the things we can say went right was music; it has been one of the best years for music […]

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Ranking All of “Star Wars”

| December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
Ranking All of “Star Wars”

“Rogue One” is out, it’s already a huge hit and chances are you have already seen it. But, how does it compare to the other movies in the “Star Wars” canon? For this list, only eight movies will be counted, “Rogue One” along with the saga films. So yes, I understand there was an animated […]

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Best Television Shows of 2016

| December 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Best Television Shows of 2016

Jeffrey Kopp- Arts & Entertainment Editor “Stranger Things” (Netflix): What seems to be one of the most talked about shows of 2016, “Stranger Things” managed to capture the charm and nostalgia of the 1980s while delivering a gripping mystery. With strong performances from Winona Ryder, as well as the entire band of child actors (specifically […]

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Best Songs of 2016 as Selected by A&E Writers

| December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Best Songs of 2016 as Selected by A&E Writers

Jesse Nussman- Staff Writer “No Problem” by Chance the Rapper: With joyous energy and excitement, the Chicago based rapper forges his anthem on staying independent and not compromising his music to big labels. Like almost every other song off Chance’s “Coloring Book,” “No Problem” is the an uplifting, soul enriching extravaganza, impossible to listen to without […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – Season 1

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – Season 1

Would I have enjoyed this show more if I didn’t know what was coming? That’s the question I asked myself over the last two months when “Westworld,” HBO’s latest prestige drama, seemed to take over the cultural conversation. I’m still wrestling with how I feel about the show. At times, it was a perfect example […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

| November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

It’s been ten years since the last time Mel Gibson stepped behind the camera to get into the director’s chair. His newest film, “Hacksaw Ridge” is unmistakably his and feels like a film that only he could have made. It’s a WWII picture telling the courageous story of Private Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield), an army medic […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Atlanta’ Season 1

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Atlanta’ Season 1

In all forms of art and entertainment, whether it be film, music, or even television, there are works which seem to act as a glass of cold water to the face. They break conventions, grab audiences and send the medium for which they were formed into a shock of awe. A couple of episodes in, […]

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Ranking All of “Black Mirror”

| October 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Ranking All of “Black Mirror”

Called “The “Twilight Zone” for the digital age” by The New Yorker, Charlie Brooker’s nightmarish look at the way technology affects our lives has become a cult sensation in the last several years. The series first debuted in the U.K. back in 2011 with three roughly hour long episodes with their own standalone storylines. The […]

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Wildest “Westworld” Theories

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Wildest “Westworld” Theories

There have only been four episodes thus far of HBO’s newest series, “Westworld,” but already the internet has exploded with an abundance of fan theories attempting to unlock the show’s secrets. Similar to programs like “Lost” or even the debut season of  “True Detective,” “Westworld” keeps viewers primarily in the dark. The mysteries of the […]

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Fall TV Goes to the Movies

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Fall TV Goes to the Movies

Television and movies are two mediums which share many common grounds. We live in a world where the programs on television seem close to the kind of scale, both in production and star power, that we are used to seeing at the movies. More and more, television programs have become cinematic. The line in quality […]

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