Compton’s Christmas Compendium

Alec Compton'22 Arts & Culture Editor Dean Martin: The Dean Martin Christmas Album (1966) Dean Martin’s slick, soulful vocals sound at home amongst the gorgeous instrumentals presented here. The album is mixed so that Dean’s voice is the only stem coming through in mono, with choir vocals and the band being panned mostly in opposite... Continue Reading →

Review: Dune

Daniel Stipanovic ’25 Contributor Movies nowadays have a bad habit of extending their runtime in an attempt to capture the aesthetic of depth. Dune, however, is long but for a good reason. It takes its time to introduce the world and focuses on story and character development, rather than chocking the movie full of baseless action scenes or unnecessary plot devices. This focus on worldbuilding helps to set the stage for the upcoming sequel, as the movie does not necessarily. Dune is... Continue Reading →

Hallmark Movies: Distilled Mediocrity

Luke Perrett '24 Contributor I'm sitting in my living room on Christmas Eve, chowing down on food and enjoying the company of my family. All is not calm however, as onto the television came the bane of my Christmas existence: Christmas Hallmark movies. Quite possibly the worst “genre” of films ever made, with plot plagiarism... Continue Reading →

The Best Blockbuster Films of 2021

Ikem Nnadi ’23 Contributor 2020 was an interesting year for the movie industry. Due to COVID-19, many of the year’s most anticipated films were delayed several months, and in some cases, years. Thankfully, these delays did not affect the releases of 2021 too heavily, as this year has been decent financially for the Hollywood film... Continue Reading →

The Beatles: Get Back Review

Sawyer Ramsay '24 Contributor On Thursday, November 25, 2021, The Beatles documentary Get Back became available for the first time on Disney plus. The series lasted three days, containing one episode per day, and was complete by November 27.  The series is a compilation of footage and audio recordings taken just before the breakup of the band... Continue Reading →

Loki Review: The God of Mischief Returns (Spoilers!)

Brett Torres '22 Contributor  As a superfan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), I was eager for the release of Loki on Disney+, especially after the releases of WandaVision (2021) and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021). I initially had low expectations for Loki, but the show left me excited for the future of the MCU.   After escaping with the Tesseract in Endgame, Loki teleports to the Gobi Desert only to be arrested by the Time Variance Authority (TVA) for altering the Sacred Timeline. While in... Continue Reading →

Album Review Gauntlet – October 2021 

Alec Compton 22   Contributor  Lil Nas X: Montero  Lil Nas X continues to be a provocative, stylish, and versatile artist, but he seems to struggle with deep album cuts that don’t match up to his fantastic singles. One strength that the record has is it’s very dynamic and varied track list. Lil Nas Doesn’t try for another “Old Town Road”, as he seems to be increasingly... Continue Reading →

Black Widow: Unfulfilled Potential 

Peter Daza 22  Contributor  Finally, after her debut in Iron Man 2, Natasha Romanoff has gotten a standalone film. Black Widow is a spy thriller centered around the Avenger’s dark and guilt-ridden past, exploring the themes of family, regret for past actions, and vengeance. After years of fans wondering if it was ever going to... Continue Reading →

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