Tyler Trudeau

Tyler Trudeau is a freshman Architecture major from Raleigh, NC, who spends most of his time writing about movies, running in 90 degree heat, and bingeing Netflix shows. Check out his other work of film criticism and editorials at his personal website below.

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A Dialogue to the Beat of a Drum

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
A Dialogue to the Beat of a Drum

Perhaps it was Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie who said it best, when she said: “The thing about playing percussion is that you can create all these emotions…sometimes beautiful, sometimes really ugly…or sweet…as big as King Kong and so on.” With renowned band director and percussionist Rick Dior assembling his latest collaboration with the UNC Charlotte […]

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Highlights from the 2017 Gold Reel Film Festival

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Highlights from the 2017 Gold Reel Film Festival

This year’s Gold Reel Student Film Festival gave way to an evening of unpredictable brilliance and audacious filmmaking as students from across the globe offered up their best work in front of and behind the camera. From visual journeys across the stars of an animated world to a puppet-human romance, the fourth annual Gold Reel […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Five Came Back’ – Hollywood and the Art of War

| April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Five Came Back’ – Hollywood and the Art of War

I’m always fascinated with stories of the unbelievable, and even more, the unpredictable. When I stumbled upon the captivating tale of five Hollywood directors who left their decadent lives in favor of pointing a camera at one of the deadliest wars ever, you could say my interest was more than piqued. An avid fan of […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’ is a misguided, martial arts misfire

| March 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’ is a misguided, martial arts misfire

As the road towards this summer’s highly-anticipated “Defenders” series continues, the latest collaboration of Netflix and Marvel Studios was set to be the defining chapter of the gritty super-powered street heroes on the small screen. With “Marvel’s Iron Fist” introducing us to a character said to be just as powerful as Doctor Strange, the possibilities […]

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‘Requiem of Solace’: Finding Comfort in Mourning

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘Requiem of Solace’: Finding Comfort in Mourning

The flick of a page, the dimming of the lights, the flowing sway of the choir. That, on its own level, was mesmerizing. When the words suddenly breached my mind, and invested it with verses of death and life, I knew I was trapped. My sporadic thoughts of what it all meant were suddenly hushed, […]

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‘Tensional Topography’: Collaborating on the Unpredictable

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘Tensional Topography’: Collaborating on the Unpredictable

Photos by Natasha Morehouse. One of the most important ideals behind Assistant Professor of Architecture Jeffery Nesbit’s latest work, ‘Tensional Topography,’ spawns from the words of theorist and experimental architect Lebbeus Woods in 2004: “The traditional role of architecture has been one of reassuring us that things are under control, that is, stable and static. […]

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Lost in a Lackluster Laser Tag Labyrinth

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Lost in a Lackluster Laser Tag Labyrinth

Much like every CAB event, no matter how extravagant or purely dull it may sound, you never know what you might get. When I heard that the highly-intense and competitive pastime of laser tag was coming to UNC Charlotte, I was of course skeptical at first. I questioned who might show up, what the event […]

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‘Of Ebony Embers’: A Harmonious and Heartfelt Portrayal of a Past Forgotten

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘Of Ebony Embers’: A Harmonious and Heartfelt Portrayal of a Past Forgotten

A dim of the lights, a whip of a snare drum, the eerie strum of a cello. On stage, a single man takes the form of many; inhabits the psyche of an artist, a poet, a dreamer, a legend. Even with your eyes shut, you could still capture the same essence of the performance spilling […]

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‘Structural Aesthetics of Korea Traditional Architecture’ – A Precise Portrait of History and Harmony

| January 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘Structural Aesthetics of Korea Traditional Architecture’ – A Precise Portrait of History and Harmony

Stumbling into the Popp Martin Student Union this past Friday, after a rather long day boring myself in the College of Arts and Architecture, I suddenly found myself drawn to the art gallery, where a visiting team of architects were displaying their work. While my mind effortlessly screamed at my body to head towards the […]

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‘Indeterminate Coordinates’: A Theatre for the Architectural Mind

| January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
‘Indeterminate Coordinates’: A Theatre for the Architectural Mind

Debuting his work, “Indeterminate Coordinates,”  in the Storrs Gallery this weekend, architect-turned-artist Perry Kulper lends his work to the College of Arts and Architecture not simply for its appeal to design students, but also for its massive sense of self-awareness in the ever-changing culture we all occupy. Breathing a new life into our preconceptions of […]

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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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Band of Horses and Shelters Take The Fillmore by Storm

| November 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Band of Horses and Shelters Take The Fillmore by Storm

Amid a shuffling crowd of bearded gentleman and their folk-loving counterparts, with a box of overcooked fried pickles balanced on my fingertips, I eagerly awaited the moment when the woodsy rock group known as Band of Horses would emerge onto the stage. My first time entering the smoke-filled atmosphere of the Fillmore, as the indie […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ is a socially relevant and stylish superhero tale

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ is a socially relevant and stylish superhero tale

Tossing in another dynamic player into their mix of comic-book heroes and gritty human themes, this month Netflix debuted one of their most stylized and socially-conscious series yet with “Marvel’s Luke Cage.” Offering up another street-level hero with his own cultured past to dive into, the latest collaboration between Netflix and Marvel Studios successfully churned […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Mr. Robot’ – Season 2

| September 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Mr. Robot’ – Season 2

Kicking off its second season with revelation after revelation, cyber heist after cyber heist and psychotic breakdown after — well you get the point, the hacker series of “Mr. Robot” returned triumphantly this past summer as it continued the tragic tale of expert hacker and social hermit, Elliot Alderson, as he struggles to take control of […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Big Mess’ – Grouplove

| September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: ‘Big Mess’ – Grouplove

Psychedelic. Harmonious. Spirited. Radical. These are just a handful of adjectives that build up the description of the Los Angeles-based indie rock band, Grouplove. Formed in 2009, as lead vocalist Hannah Hooper began a unique friendship with singer-songwriter Christian Zucconi at an art residency on the island of Crete, the band — including bassist Sean […]

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