Tyler Trudeau

Tyler Trudeau is a sophomore Architecture major from Raleigh, NC, who spends most of his time writing about movies, running in 90 degree heat, and bingeing Netflix shows. You can find more of his film criticism and editorials at his personal website below.

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Fahrenheit 451’ delivers a thrilling, if not forgettable, take on a media-driven classic

| May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Fahrenheit 451’ delivers a thrilling, if not forgettable, take on a media-driven classic

In a world where memorable book adaptations have become somewhat of a rarity in many major films today, limited mostly to the occasional teen romance or dystopian escapade, there emerged “Fahrenheit 451.” A modern take on the 1953 classic by author Ray Bradbury, the latest project from indie filmmaker Ramin Bahrani found its spark by […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Virtù e Fortuna’

| May 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Virtù e Fortuna’

Spoilers from ‘Westworld’ Season 2, Episode 3 will be discussed, as well as details from the previous season. The door has been creaking open ever-so-slowly as the second season of HBO’s acclaimed drama continues to delve further into past, present and future of the expansive world it offers. With this week’s episode teasing the other […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Reunion’

| May 2, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Reunion’

Spoilers from ‘Westworld’ Season 2, Episode 2 will be discussed, as well as details from the previous season. The rising tides of war and revolution ran parallel to insights into the past in this week’s episode of HBO’s “Westworld.” As the mystery behind the current, and future, state of the park began to reveal itself, […]

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A Year of Impact

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
A Year of Impact

Jeffrey Kopp Every once in a while, I discover a show that really sits with me in a way unlike any other. I watch a lot of television shows, so it takes a lot to really blow me away, but “The Leftovers” managed to do just that. I decided to binge the three-season HBO series […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Journey Into Night’

| April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Journey Into Night’

Spoilers from ‘Westworld’ Season 2, Episode 1 will be discussed, as well as details from the previous season. After a violent conclusion to the first season of HBO’s acclaimed adaptation of “Westworld,” the second season of the series based on Michael Crichton’s science fiction story finally returns — this time with a set of deadly […]

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‘War Requiem’ – A Symphony of the Truth Untold

| April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
‘War Requiem’ – A Symphony of the Truth Untold

“My subject is War, and the pity of War. The poetry is in the pity…All a poet can do today is warn.” The quote from renowned poet Wilfred Owen echoes among the aisles and rushes past the eyes and ears of the audience like a bittersweet wave from a distant ocean. Fleeting slowly, but still […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘How to: Friend, Love, Freefall’ – Rainbow Kitten Surprise

| April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘How to: Friend, Love, Freefall’ – Rainbow Kitten Surprise

It’s become a common occurrence for me to jump onto an emerging artist well into their career in the music scene. More than often it’s independent groups like alt-J and Glass Animals, these “new” artists tend to spark my interest with a single song, a single from their past that suddenly draws me into their […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Staying at Tamara’s’ finds George Ezra spanning a gracious globe of genres

| March 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Staying at Tamara’s’ finds George Ezra spanning a gracious globe of genres

Perhaps more than any artist around today, the deep-baritone vocals of England’s own George Ezra remains a favorite of mine to mimic whenever I feel like rocking out on a lengthy road trip. A storyteller as well as songwriter, Ezra has made a name for himself through not only his straight-forward, narrative lyricism, but his […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Altered Carbon’ is glorified and pulpy sci-fi fodder with little lasting substance

| March 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Altered Carbon’ is glorified and pulpy sci-fi fodder with little lasting substance

From creator Laeta Kalogridis, who has penned scripts for everything from bold psycho-thrillers like 2010’s “Shutter Island” to more lackluster endeavors like 2015’s “Terminator Genisys,” comes the writer’s first major leap into television with her ambitious adaptation, “Altered Carbon.” Blazing forward with an enigmatic cyberpunk aesthetic to rival that of “Blade Runner,” the latest series to hit the […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Nation of Two’ sustains Vance Joy’s earthy pop sound

| February 27, 2018 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Nation of Two’ sustains Vance Joy’s earthy pop sound

After rising to the top of the charts with his 2014 debut album “Dream Your Life Away,” already stealing the attention of fellow songwriter Taylor Swift during her ‘1989’ World Tour, Vance Joy — aka James Keogh — quickly became the talk of the town within mainstream pop music. While his breezy single “Riptide” might […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Geowulf crafts a dazzling debut of escapist beach pop with ‘Great Big Blue’

| February 18, 2018
ALBUM REVIEW: Geowulf crafts a dazzling debut of escapist beach pop with ‘Great Big Blue’

Ever since their first EP, “Relapse,” dropped last summer, I’ve been a bit obsessed with the mesmerizing pop duo of Geowulf. While “Relapse” might have teased fans of the alternative genre with the band’s signature dreamy, atmospheric sound, their highly-anticipated debut album in this month’s “Great Big Blue” managed to deliver a near-perfect introduction into […]

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Best Songs of 2017 as Selected by A&E Writers

| December 28, 2017
Best Songs of 2017 as Selected by A&E Writers

Jeffrey Kopp 5. “Like Gold” by Vance Joy: This Australian singer-songwriter first appeared on my radar back in 2013 via his hit single “Riptide.” Years later, I randomly came across “Like Gold,” a single from his upcoming album “Nation of Two,” on Spotify and I was immediately reeled in with its catchy hook. This is a song […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ revels in the unnerving echoes of war

| November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ revels in the unnerving echoes of war

Marking the fifth character to gain their own solo series aboard the Netflix-Marvel vessel, a collaboration that has given comic-book fans a mostly-satisfying peek inside the darker realms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Marvel’s The Punisher” rolled in with guns blazing and its humanity to bare as it delved into the haunting affairs of ex-Marine-turned-vigilante […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mudbound’ is a stirring American epic set against a profoundly resonant backdrop

| November 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mudbound’ is a stirring American epic set against a profoundly resonant backdrop

From indie filmmaker Dee Rees, most known for her acclaimed coming-of-age drama in 2011’s “Pariah,” comes the stirring period piece of American values and racial tension in “Mudbound.” Cropping up on the streaming service that’s been overtaking the small screen with ambitious bouts of critically-acclaimed original content for the past few years, Netflix’s latest venture […]

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