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Everything Everywhere All at Once explores the fractured relationship between a middle-aged Chinese immigrant and her daughter through a series of parallel dimensions. (Photo courtesy of IGN)

Movie Review: ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ successfully embodies experimental filmmaking

Myles Wolf, Movie Columnist April 29, 2022

If you haven't watched "Everything Everywhere All at Once," you might be thinking: could a film have a more pretentious and arrogant title than this one? Is it even possible for a film with a name like...

Sonic the Hedgehog 2, a sequel to the 2020 Sonic the Hedgehog movie, brings the speedy video game protagonist to the silver screen once more. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Despite enjoyable moments, ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ ultimately disappoints

Myles Wolf, Movie Columnist April 15, 2022

It’s very rare that films based on video games are well-constructed, which is a real shame because there is so much potential for crossover between the video game and film industries. Unfortunately,...

Moon Knight premiered on March 30, and a new episode will be released every week. (Photo courtesy of Marvel.com)

TV Review: ‘Moon Knight’ premiere offers intriguing ideas but lacks direction

Myles Wolf, Movie Columnist April 8, 2022

The success of a TV show premiere is typically based upon how well it garners the audience’s interest while also providing narrative foundations of the story it will progressively unfold. The opening...

Aladdin on Broadway is adapted from the 1992 Disney film. However, its dull plot line fails to match up with the original. (Photo courtesy of AladdinTheMusical)

Performance Review: Broadway’s ‘Aladdin’ shines with special effects, but is lackluster in plot

Paige Mathieu, Contributing Writer March 11, 2022

Lafayette students experienced a whole new world last Saturday when they traveled to New York to see "Aladdin" on Broadway, sponsored by the Lafayette Activities Forum. While the show was impressive in...

The Batman (2022) has been in theaters since March 4. (Photo courtesy of IMDB)

‘The Batman’ exceeds expectations with unique cinematography and realism

Myles Wolf, Movie Columnist March 11, 2022

With its casting of former "Twilight" vampire Robert Pattinson as Batman, many were skeptical that "The Batman" would succeed. Combining that with additional uncertainty surrounding the film's ability...

Cyrano is a retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac. However, instead of having a large nose, this Cyrano struggles to confess his love to Roxanne because of his dwarfism. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

‘Cyrano’ reimagines a classic story with charming cast and dynamic musical numbers

Myles Wolf, Movie Columnist March 4, 2022

Can we bring happiness to the people we care for if we are unsatisfied with the way we look? Can we lust after others with our eyes first and our minds second? And when we love someone for their appearance,...

Belfast is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story that balances commentary on religious conflict with heartfelt moments. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Movie Review: ‘Belfast’ is a ‘sprawling epic’ about the violence and complexities of oppression

Myles Wolf, Movie Columnist February 11, 2022

Recounting personal stories and remembering history can teach us how to navigate the complexities of religious tensions. "Belfast," a semi-autobiographical drama about the childhood of director and actor...

Spider-Man: No Way Home, features Spider-Man working to return villains from alternate dimensions back to their respective timelines. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Movie Review: ‘Spiderman: No Way Home’ impresses with impactful storytelling and iconic villains

Myles Wolf, Movie Columnist February 4, 2022

Despite the continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing growth of the streaming industry, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is definitive proof that demand for the in-person movie theater experience...

King Richard follows the story of Richard Williams, the father of tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams. (Photo courtesy of Metacritic)

Movie Review: ‘King Richard’ takes admirable risks in telling the story of the Williams sisters and their father

Myles Wolf, Movie Columnist January 28, 2022

Typically, biographical sports dramas follow an athlete's rise to stardom. "King Richard" focuses instead on a parent of two sports legends. It is the true story of Richard Williams, the father of Venus...

The cover of Red (Taylors Version). Swift is wearing a red hat and looking to the side.

Album Review: ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ re-recording delivered same charm with new maturity

Madeline Marriott, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor November 19, 2021

On Nov. 12, songs that Taylor Swift fans knew all too well were given new life when she released "Red (Taylor’s Version)," the highly anticipated re-recording of her 2012 “Red” album. "Red (Taylor's...

The production of Shakespeares R&J will run from Nov. 18 through Nov. 20 in the Weiss Theater of Buck Hall. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22)

Review: ‘Shakespeare’s R&J’ is a ‘transformative experience’

Lisa Green , Contributing Writer November 12, 2021

For true camaraderie and enthralling action, look no further than the upcoming production of "Shakespeare’s R&J." Starting Nov. 18, the theater department will present an innovative and modern...

Eternals tells the story of a group of superheroes who have secretly resided on Earth and must come out of hiding to preserve mankind. (Photo courtesy of IMDb)

Movie Review: ‘Eternals’ suffers from a bloated cast and confusing editing

Myles Wolf, Movie Columnist November 12, 2021

"Eternals" is a perfect example of what it looks like to tell a story externally rather than internally. It doesn’t matter how well a scene is filmed, how nice the sets look or how many famous cast members...

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