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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A Place Both Wonderful and Strange: Revisiting “Twin Peaks”

| May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Place Both Wonderful and Strange: Revisiting “Twin Peaks”

On May 21st, “Twin Peaks,” one of the most celebrated and influential television series of all time makes its return to the small screen. On a surface level, this does not seem that out of the ordinary, what with series such as “Full House,” “The X-Files,” “24” and “Prison Break” all making their return after […]

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“Veep” Shines in Today’s Political Climate

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
“Veep” Shines in Today’s Political Climate

Can politics be funny during politically divided times? Can it be thrilling? Do audiences really want to tune in to watch a show about the D.C. world for entertainment after being bombarded by the real thing 24/7 in the media? After all, isn’t television where we want to escape? These are questions any show-runner would […]

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Breakdown of Kendrick Lamar’s “Damn”

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Breakdown of Kendrick Lamar’s “Damn”

In the early hours of April 14, one of the most eagerly awaited music releases of 2017 was unveiled to the public. “Damn” marks Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio album and the response over the past weekend has been nothing short of enthusiastic. So what makes this marvelous rap record so exciting? Below is a simulated […]

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“The Leftovers” Might be the Best TV of 2017

| April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
“The Leftovers” Might be the Best TV of 2017

The bar for 2017’s television masterpiece has just been raised thanks to the final season of HBO’s “The Leftovers.” After all, it certainly isn’t every day that you see a series be this creatively nimble and emotionally powerful. But can anyone really be surprised? When you have a masterful storyteller such as¬†Damon Lindelof is at […]

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“Ok Computer” is Born Again

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
“Ok Computer” is Born Again

Twenty¬†years later, the success and impact of “Ok Computer,” the third album by British band Radiohead, seems to be an anomaly. Despite limited expectations from the label that distributed it, the record instantly became a pop-culture phenomenon back in 1997, as well as a work of art that critics couldn’t seem to get enough of. […]

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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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