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Winners and losers from the 2020 Emmy Awards
Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief • September 23, 2020

A pandemic can’t stop the incoming award season. The 2020 Emmy Awards aired last night amid a predictable winner-lineup, overdone quarantine...

REVIEW: 'The Social Dilemma' is the movie 'Cuties' wanted to be
William Becker, Staff Writer • September 22, 2020
“The Social Dilemma” is a thrilling look into what is wrong with the world today and how technology influences it. There’s a classic narrative of “phones are bad and kids should play outside,” but “The Social Dilemma” takes a much more striking and unique look into the demons of social media.
REVIEW: 'Unpregnant' is a road-trip to familiar tropes
Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer • September 21, 2020
Unpregnant is a perfectly serviceable film that many viewers will enjoy. The script is whip-smart, there are fun performances, and the subject it discusses is timely. It could have been a little more original, and it could have handled its subject with a little more nuance, but for what it’s worth, if HBO Max receives more films that are this well-rounded, they could certainly compete with the other streaming services
REVIEW: 'Cuties' is the opposite of cute
William Becker, Staff Writer • September 18, 2020
If the Maïmouna Doucouré, the director of "Cuties", really wanted to comment on the over-sexualization of children, she should not have done so by putting heavy camera-emphasis on genitals and thrusting motions. The glamorization of this is not decreased at all by covering it in music that glorifies sex just as much as the movie does. It isn’t right, not even remotely so.
“Wilmington on Fire” panelists discuss white supremacy, reparations, and why your vote matters
“Wilmington on Fire” panelists discuss white supremacy, reparations, and why your vote matters
Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor • September 18, 2020
The conversation spans the width of various touchy topics—the 1898 Coup’s lingering debt, the “trend” of the Black Lives Matter movement, the responsibility of white people—and each panelist offers their thoughtful responses, bolstered by their years of research and experience.
REVIEW: "I'm Thinking of Ending Things" is a cinematic brain freeze
Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer • September 13, 2020
Charlie Kaufman’s latest foray into cerebral cinema, I’m Thinking of Ending Things, a film that is perhaps the least accessible film to the general public that Netflix has ever released—which in turn makes it their most exciting original film to date.
REVIEW: UNCW’s “Evening with Eric Andre”
REVIEW: UNCW’s “Evening with Eric Andre”
William Becker, Staff Writer • September 6, 2020
If there’s something to be said about “An Evening With Eric Andre,” it felt like a really bad episode of the Joe Rogan Podcast and I mean that deeply and passionately. DJ Douggpound served as something of a moderator and sampler, while Eric Andre lazily answered questions from students asking for advice about how to deal with the stresses of COVID and becoming an entertainer.
Mulan's $30 price tag: Disney rolls the dice
Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer • September 5, 2020
The novelty of a big film readily available through streaming may be hard to resist—and at a time when ticket and concession prices continue to skyrocket, families may very well see $30 as a ‘steal’ of a price worth taking advantage of.
Lily Reinhart and Austin Abrams in "Chemical Hearts." Amazon Studios.
REVIEW: "Chemical Hearts," mediocre teen angst
Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief • August 29, 2020
Pulled out of the overdone genre of 2000s teenage angst flicks, the only new things “Chemical Hearts” does for audiences today was to recruit experienced teenage players Lili Reinhart from “Riverdale” and Austin Abrams from “Euphoria.”   What follows is a mediocre love story of two teenagers somehow fully aware of how confusingly misguided their actions are but still doing them anyway.  
Island Records, the Killers
REVIEW: The Killers new album 'Imploding the Mirage'
William Becker, Staff Writer • August 27, 2020

If you want the definition of a mega-hit, “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers might just be that. It was always really impressive to me just...

"John Was Trying to Contact Aliens" dir. Matthew Killip, Netflix
REVIEW: 'John Was Trying To Contact Aliens'
William Becker, Staff Writer • August 25, 2020

You would be forgiven for thinking John Shepard, the subject of “John Was Trying To Contact Aliens,” is a strange man. You would also be...

"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."  Focus Features.
The best 75 movies to watch on Netflix
Brenna Flanagan, Editor-in-Chief • August 22, 2020

There are a lot of movies on Netflix for your viewing, but to avoid endless searching through categories that just push the same titles over...

REVIEW:  The quiet nostalgia of
REVIEW: The quiet nostalgia of 'The Secret Garden'
Stephen Lambros, Staff Writer • August 21, 2020
It’s still a shame that lukewarm reception will likely hold this film back from being a hit—when done right, films like The Secret Garden can become designated as classics. But for now, if this film plants seeds of inspiration for other film projects, it will likely be doing so in secret
REVIEW: "Project Power" is mid-grade at best
REVIEW: "Project Power" is mid-grade at best
William Becker, Staff Writer • August 19, 2020
The instant picture this brings to mind is of a thrilling battle between throngs of superheroes and supervillains filled with tons of explosions and unique superpowers slamming together for a fast-paced, end of the world style battle. The premise here is exceptional based on those details alone, setting the creators of “Project Power” up for an intensely exciting and culturally relevant piece of art. If this writeup so far has managed to make you excited to watch, I’m sorry, I was too. 
Dave Bayley, lead guitarist of Glass Animals performing at Coachella
REVIEW: New Glass Animals album is a sleepy, psychedelic listen
William Becker, Staff Writer • August 11, 2020
Shimmering in glossy production, creamy synthesizer, and deeply autobiographical lyrics that all manage to be surreal, psychedelic, and dream-like, “Dreamland” is (pun intended) a walk-through dreamland that manages to be impressively accessible.

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