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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Beguiled’ is a Southern-charmed fever dream

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Beguiled’ is a Southern-charmed fever dream

Sofia Coppola has been a filmmaker that’s been all over the place for many people, in both style and quality. While many people lauded her with praise for “The Virgin Suicides” and “Lost in Translation,” the latter earning her an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, but were colder to her tries at “Marie Antoinette” and […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Baby Driver’ is a seamlessly constructed action flick of the coolest kind

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Baby Driver’ is a seamlessly constructed action flick of the coolest kind

If you think about it, had Edgar Wright stayed on “Ant Man,” this film would cease to exist as we know it today. After Marvel and the English director, known for such films as “Shawn of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz” and “The World’s End,” as well as an American departure with “Scott Pilgrim vs. The […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame’

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame’

Spoiler Warning for Season 3, Episode 5 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. With perfect pacing and fantastic character development, the 3rd Season of “Fear the Walking Dead” is off to an incredible start, quickly becoming my favorite run of the series thus far. The first two […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Past Life (החטאים)’ is a wonderfully unique look at the effects of a post-war world

| June 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Past Life (החטאים)’ is a wonderfully unique look at the effects of a post-war world

World War II movies are a dime a dozen these days, with many different studios, producers and filmmakers looking to put their stamp on the ever growing catalog of this über-specific sub-genre of film, it can be easy to tire of the genre quite quickly. Even with major filmmakers like Christopher Nolan soon to have […]

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Indie Rock’s Mellow Revenge

| June 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Indie Rock’s Mellow Revenge

What would one expect of a show headlined by an indie/roots Boston band? What could the demographic be? Drinks of choice? Smell? I set out to find these answers in true investigation style…by attending the show. June 23rd, 6:45pm: doors have been open for 45 minutes. People are milling around the general admission area, sipping […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ is yet another bombastic slog

| June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ is yet another bombastic slog

The “Transformers” movies were never critical darlings, with only the first film reaching a peak of 57% on Rotten Tomatoes. I’ll be the first to admit that I was never really a fan of these movies. The first one was enjoyable trash, but trash nonetheless. Meanwhile, the forthcoming sequels proved to be less than enjoyable […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Better Call Saul’ – ‘Lantern’

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Better Call Saul’ – ‘Lantern’

Spoiler Warning for the Season 3 Finale of “Better Call Saul,” as well as all seasons of “Breaking Bad.” Without a doubt, Season 3 is the best season of “Better Call Saul” thus far, managing to place it self on the same level as “Breaking Bad.” The complex characters and their interactions with one another […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Book of Henry’ is a bafflingly ridiculous tearjerker

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Book of Henry’ is a bafflingly ridiculous tearjerker

If New Hollywood is about anything, it’s about indie directors being handed the keys to massive franchises. From Gareth Edwards helming the “Godzilla” reboot (and “Rogue One”) right after his indie “Monsters,” to Jordan Vogt-Roberts helming “Kong: Skull Island” after moderate success with “The Kings of Summer,” or Jon Watts directing the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming” […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘All Eyez on Me’ is an admirable, but severely misguided biopic

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘All Eyez on Me’ is an admirable, but severely misguided biopic

Back in 2015, audiences were treated to the biopic that was “Straight Outta Compton,” a film that felt epic in scope and intimate in focus that felt like a cohesive look at both the entirety of N.W.A., as well as its individual members. Surprisingly, it’s taken until now for a film to come along to […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Lorde makes a triumphant return with emotional, genre-defying ‘Melodrama’

| June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: Lorde makes a triumphant return with emotional, genre-defying ‘Melodrama’

When up-and-coming pop artist Ella Yelich-O’Connor — known to the world now as Lorde — entered the music scene back in Spring of 2013, there was no telling that this New Zealand-native would soon evolve into one of the industry’s most dynamic players. With her dramatic debut album, ‘Pure Heroine,’ taking the world by storm, […]

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Photos: Light rail construction

| June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Photos: Light rail construction

Photos by Alexandria Sands. Construction continues through the summer months in an effort to finish the Lynx Blue Line Extension, which will connect uptown Charlotte to campus, by March 2018. The original opening was planned for August 2017.

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘100’

| June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘100’

Spoiler Warning for Season 3, Episode 4 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. Daniel Salazar is the badass apocalypse king that we all need. The latest episode of “Fear the Walking Dead” takes viewers on a journey to show how Daniel ended up at the dam, while […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Fleet Foxes deliver heavenly, haunting, at times hesitant harmonies in ‘Crack-Up’

| June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
ALBUM REVIEW: Fleet Foxes deliver heavenly, haunting, at times hesitant harmonies in ‘Crack-Up’

Ever-shape-shifting in sound and energy, and always weighted in deep and provocative thought, folk-rock darlings Fleet Foxes have captivated fans of the indie genre ever since their soothing 2008 EP, ‘Sun Giant.’ Quickly making a name for themselves with hymn-like hits ‘Ragged Wood’ and ‘White Winter Hymnal,’ and the guitar-strumming journey of ‘Mykonos,’ the Seattle-born […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Orange is the New Black’ – Season 5

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Orange is the New Black’ – Season 5

Spoiler Warning for Season 5 of “Orange is the New Black,” as well as all previous seasons. Cliffhangers are nothing new to television, but the ending of Season 4 hit viewers with a game-changing one on the heels of multiple plot twists. Simply put, this cliffhanger and series of plot twists was a catalyst for […]

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