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All Lights, Everywhere provides a  stunning and insightful commentary on the development of cameras, and surveillance. The film delves deep into how the images produced are shaped not only by the camera but the people behind the lenses. (Image courtesy of NEON Productions)

‘All Light, Everywhere’ offers an enlightening viewing experience

By Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor May 3, 2021

Theo Anthony’s “All Light, Everywhere” is that rare type of film that forces viewers to reappraise their reality. It chips away at viewers’ preconceptions of authority and surveillance through...

“Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal” on Netflix tells the story about one man's impact on higher education. Actors play out reenactments of events in the dramatic documentary. 
(Illustration by Renee Shohet)

‘Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal’ defies documentary conventions

By Candace Patrick, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Just over two years ago, the college admissions scandal — later coined “Operation Varsity Blues” — sparked an uproar throughout the public, especially amongst students and parents recently involved...

Check out these new tracks from this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Listen to This: Singles from April 24-30

By Isabella Armus, Holly Seefeldt, Sophia Carr, and Ana Cubas April 30, 2021

When artists experiment in a new capacity, whether it be a remix or a recent single, there’s a looming curiosity or hope that their endeavor will be a successful one. A compelling reimagining of a track...

‘Minari’ and the roots of the Asian American experience

By JP Pak, Film Editor April 26, 2021

My life changed the day I, a scrawny, Asian-American 11-year-old, watched Korean American actor Steven Yeun fall in love with Lauren Cohan, a white woman, on AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” As they grew...

Check out these new tracks you may have missed from this week. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Listen to This: Singles from April 17-23

The relationship between an artist and the listener can be a powerful one. Music often formulates or elicits emotions we cannot formulate as eloquently, or universalizes personal experiences. While we...

Paul Simon is an American musician, singer, and songwriter who found solo success after his duo Simon & Garfunkel split in 1970. Paul Simon and Bob Dylan have continually been construed as rivals as they both have similar 1960s folk roots. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Paul Simon is no historical footnote

By Ana Cubas, Music Editor April 21, 2021

What good does it do to pin two influential artists against each other? Jeff Slate’s April 2 piece for NBC Think argued that Paul Simon would end up a ‘historical footnote’ to Bob Dylan. Although...

Written by and starring Wiig and Mumolo as the titular Barb and Star,

‘Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar’ review: the glory in being gaudy

By Isabella Armus, Contributing Writer April 21, 2021

Embracing the absurd isn't a new concept to comedy power duo Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig — it's a lifestyle. They've been frequent collaborators since their days in the Groundlings improv troupe. Now,...

‘Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets’ is an engrossing portrait of a community

By Sebastian Zufelt, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

Nowadays, most people associate documentaries with true crime Netflix originals — “Tiger King” was the first notable piece of quarantine media. Noting the success of the genre, streaming platforms...

Tina Turner is the star of Martin and Lindsay's new documentary

‘TINA’ review: transforming trauma into triumph

By Sophia Carr, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

Before watching this film, I thought of Tina Turner’s hits, her commanding stage presence, and the domestic abuse she suffered by her former husband, band member and manager Ike Turner. After watching...

Grear Patterson’s “Giants Being Lonely” is a new coming-of-age film. Patterson follows the story of teenagers facing life's challenges, struggles and responsibilities. (Staff Illustration by Debbie Alalade)

‘Giants Being Lonely’ review: a realistic portrait of what it means to be a teenager

By Sixx Orange, Contributing Writer April 9, 2021

Grear Patterson’s “Giants Being Lonely,” is an unapologetically raw and authentic representation of the challenging coming-of-age journey. The unmarked path from youth to adulthood leaves teenagers...

Now playing at Lincoln Center's virtual cinema,

‘Demonlover’ Review: Assayas’ violent, sex-driven commentary on media falls short

April 5, 2021

By: Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer Olivier Assayas’ “Demonlover” is many things, but it is not boring. Running along at breakneck speed as it hops from one continent to the next, “Demonlover” dips...

GODZILLA and KONG in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure “GODZILLA VS. KONG,” a Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures release. (Image Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures)

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Review: The joys of absurdity

By JP Pak, Film & TV Editor April 2, 2021

This is what we’re thinking: we’ll make a big monkey fight a big lizard. We’ll cast that girl from “Stranger Things” as a woke, rebellious teenager. The FBI agent in “The Wolf of Wall Street”?...