‘Shiva Baby’ embraces the horror of communal gatherings

For most people, it has been a while since they’ve had a large gathering with family members. It’s easy to romanticize the idea of classic family gatherings during the holiday season. However, one watch...

Hark, Shakespeare fans! Shakespeare in the park plans to reopen in the summer

With the announcement of Broadway’s reopening in the fall and the approaching NY PopsUp program, many of New York City’s in-person performances are planning to return to the stage. The Public Theater is also...

‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ review: A watered-down version of history

In 1968, seven protesters were put on trial for inciting a deadly riot at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. It was arguably one of the most dramatic and significant cases regarding civil rights...

Evanescence’s ‘The Bitter Truth’ is an album of gothic beauty

Like a storm that’s been brewing for the better part of a decade, Evanescence’s fourth album, “The Bitter Truth,” is an emotional deluge. Amy Lee’s powerful vocals tell a story of emotional anguish, resilience...

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

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 its toes in corporate espionage,...

Tom Holland can’t stop ‘Cherry’ from going sour

Driving around the streets of an empty Los Angeles late last year, I found myself overwhelmed by a staggering amount of For Your Consideration billboards for “Cherry.” Behind these vague ads, there was a...

Weekly Radio Roundup: March 27 — April 2

As March comes to an end and April begins, we are welcomed by the blooming buds of spring flowers and increasingly pleasant weather. Two of this week’s tracks, “Mountain Crystals” by Luminous Kid featuring...

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

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...

“Malcolm & Marie” is a tedious attempt at exploring politics through art

There are nights of meaningful discussion that shape the rest of our lives. Sam Levinson’s newest film, “Malcolm & Marie,” starring Zendaya and John David Washington, chronicles one such night for a filmmaker and...

‘Tom and Jerry’ review: A lifeless attempt at updating the classic tale of cat...

“Tom and Jerry,” a feckless live-action/animation hybrid directed by Tim Story, tries to update the classic Tom versus Jerry tale but sadly loses sight of its source material by neglecting its title characters.  The film...

Forgotten memories remain alive in ‘The Father’

My grandma was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2015. I have seen how complicated Alzheimer’s is as a disease, often worse for the family than it is for the patient. While it may not...

NYU students tackle virtual theater with ‘The Party Hop’

Throughout the pandemic, theater fans had ample time to ponder what digital performances can offer over traditional in-person theater. For many virtual performances, the experience falls flat because there is no in-person ambience and...
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