On ‘Anthem of the Peaceful Army’, Greta Van Fleet cannot contain their influences, and in fact drown in them.
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Fantastic performances, unique filmmaking, and an emotionally charged narrative all come together to create a film that deserves to be shown in both the cinema and the classroom.
The United States is gripped with yet another election season I can honestly say that it is a very unique one. You’ve probably already heard candidates and voters alike parading this as the highest-stakes election in the modern history of this country.
When the game is working, 'Just Dance 2019' is a fun dance game that adds a huge amount of content to the 'Just Dance' franchise.
I believe it is our civic duty to vote. Not only do I believe it is our civic duty, I believe it is a privilege we possess as Americans that should not be taken lightly.
‘Thunder Road’ is a perfect storm of uncomfortable situations, endearing humor, great filmmaking, and fantastic performances that add up to create an overall masterpiece of a film.
'Room for Rent’ is a comedy lacking in humor, heart, and entertainment. It’s expertly crafted in terms of filmmaking and most performances, but it really just isn’t that funny.
Heartland Film Festival: 'Bathtubs Over Broadway' is an insightful look into the hidden world of corporate song and dance
'Bathtubs Over Broadway’ is a funny, endearing, and surprisingly heartfelt look into arguably one of the most niche sub-genres of theatre ever made.
We're back witches, with another magical episode of The Coven podcast. This week, we're looking at final girls in slasher films. Final girls in slasher films almost always follow a cookie cutter model. Why does this happen in this genre of the film industry and what does it mean for the women that are involved? All of this and more on this week's episode of The Coven.
‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ is an epic and fun follow up to 'Origins.' While it suffers from a slow start and a dependence on grinding, it excels with fantastic characters, beautiful visuals, and brilliant, redefined gameplay, especially in its combat. It marks another success in the 'Assassin’s Creed' franchise.
“Thank you for calling customer service, for English press one. Para Español oprima el número dos.” We’ve all heard it, it’s engraved into our brains. It’s a fact that we live in a multi-language country, with Spanish being the second most predominant language spoken according to WorldAtlas.
‘In Our Wake’ is a disappointing album filled with generic riffs and choruses. Every song sounds the same due to a three-minute slog song structure that creates only a boring listen. If you are looking for more metal music to listen to that changes the genre and pushes the boundaries, then this isn’t it. All this album makes me want to do is go back and listen to their old songs like ‘Becoming the Bull’ and ‘Ravenous’. What Atreyu did with this album just isn’t enough.
'Weed the People' is a well researched documentary that is very well made and heartfelt. All of the children and their families shown in the film perfectly emphasize the film's stance and bring a human component to the controversial subject of legal cannabis. The film succeeds in making a compelling case while also calling viewers to action in a non-manipulative way.
'Dawnland' lacks enough historical context, effective editing, varied interviews, or creativity to be an effective documentary. While the topic is incredibly important and not discussed as openly or often as it should be, the subject matter alone isn't enough to make 'Dawnland' worth watching.
Halloween is almost here, and with that comes lots of parties on college campuses.
Heartland Film Festival: ‘From Normal to Extraordinary: Ball State’s First Century’ is a lecture that can be skipped
‘From Normal to Extraordinary: Ball State’s First Century’ was a struggle to sit through and even more of a struggle to evaluate. Despite slick production, excellent music, and strong research, the film suffers from a lack of a strong narrative backbone.
‘When Jeff Tried to Save the World’ is a fascinating character study set against a backdrop of faded neon and gutter-balls. The cinematography and set design is humble, yet charming, and the ensemble cast absolutely knocks it out of the park. Despite being rooted heavily in a nostalgia (of sorts) for the bowling alley of yesteryear, this film couldn’t be more relevant for our generation and the one before it. No matter how many quarters this one eats, Jeff is worth the price to play.
'Starlink: Battle for Atlas' can be confusing and frustrating at points, but it's wonderful overall. It’s fun to play and doesn’t get boring because of how much there is to do.
David Green’s 2018 Halloween remedies this in the simplest way possible: by pretending everything after the original Halloween movie doesn’t exist, and you know what? I wish that were true, because the 2018 Halloween is the perfect sequel to the original.
‘Trench’ truly could have easily been another ‘Blurryface,' but Twenty One Pilots put in the effort to create a better, more unique experience for the listener. The incredible production elevates the music to another level and compliments the melodies sung by Tyler Joseph. The story of the album is dense and worth diving into. But the main feature is how the music constantly changes while still feeling like a cohesive record. For those who have not listened to Twenty One Pilots, this album is definitely worth listening to. For the fans of Twenty One Pilots, this albums serves as a high point in their discography that you will love.