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Side Effects: Soderbergh’s dogged final dissertation

There may be no one person more responsible for the rise of the independent movie scene than Steven Soderbergh. His landmark feature Sex, Lies, and Videotape was an effective psychological thriller, because it constantly surprised with the “magic” possible in filmmaking. It redefined the playful, synthetic Hollywood ideal into more raw and intimidating filmmaking. His focus was […]

REVIEW: “Dream House” comes to Gallery 5

College of Fine Arts senior Molly Rosner brings pop art back to life in a major way in her “Dream House” art exhibition, on display through Friday, Feb. 15 at the CFA’s Gallery 5. Using vibrant colors, thick brushstrokes and a touch of pizzazz to depict vintage images of men and women, her paintings pay […]

Don’t be too afraid to cozy up to Warm Bodies

With the Northeastern weather not so kind this winter, everyone could use a little warming up. What better way to lay the gloves and scarves aside than by cozying up in a theatre and watching zombies eat brains and fall in love? In the post-apocalyptic world of Warm Bodies — directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50, The Wackness), starring […]

REVIEW: Pusha T – Wrath of Caine Mixtape

By 2013, everyone should know that “gangsta rap” is an umbrella term for ultra-violent, hyper-masculine hip-hop that mixes Godfather-esque lavishness with street tales as compelling as those seen on The Wire. This is nothing new; it has been in the genre for decades. But it somehow sounds different when listening to artists like Pusha T. Formerly one half of […]

REVIEW: Mumford & Sons, Ben Howard sell out TD Garden

The manifestation of the folk renaissance of the past several years came out in droves Tuesday night to see Mumford & Sons, Ben Howard and The Felice Brothers sing to a sold-out TD Garden.  British singer-songwriter Howard opened the night with sincerity and soul-steeped folk ballads inviting many a Nick Drake comparison from his debut […]