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Movie Review: ‘T2 Trainspotting’

★★★★★ The 20-year hiatus between the creation of “Trainspotting” and its sequel left some questions about the viability of a follow-up storyline about the misadventures of a group of Scottish heroin addicts. Director Danny Boyle’s numerous attempts to put together a sequel were foiled by cast apprehensions toward a second[Read More…]

Starring an immensely entertaining Matthew McConaughey, “Gold” tells the story of Kenny Wells, a businessman down on his luck who joins geologist Michael Acosta, played by Édgar Ramírez, on a quest to find gold deep in the Indonesian jungles.

Movie Review: ‘Gold’

★★☆☆☆ Matthew McConaughey’s recent spate of critically acclaimed and commercially lucrative performances has led several enthusiasts to dub the actor’s career revival “the McConaissance.” His rash of successful roles in films such as “True Detective” and ”Interstellar,” as well as a notable cameo in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” culminated[Read More…]

Gaston Hosts 26th Annual DC A Cappella Festival

Gaston Hosts 26th Annual DC A Cappella Festival

The most anticipated a cappella event of the semester returns this year with an eclectic lineup. The 26th iteration of D.C. A Cappella Festival, hosted annually by the Georgetown Phantoms and the Georgetown GraceNotes, kicked off last weekend with an array of performances by Georgetown University’s resident a cappella talent[Read More…]

Love and Film in Despotic Darkness

“The Lovers and the Despot” is a documentary that examines life and culture in North Korea through the lens of dictator Kim Jong Il’s attempt to create an internationally recognized film industry in North Korea. Against the backdrop of long-existing Cold War tensions between North and South Korea, a South[Read More…]

by September 23, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
This year’s Filmfest D.C. is headlined by “The Dressmaker.” Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the film festival is the largest annual film festival in D.C.

Filmfest DC Celebrates 30 Years

Since its inception in 1987, Filmfest D.C. has offered a diverse set of domestic and international films, bringing audiences to all corners of the world through the medium of cinema. Thirty years after the first festival, the largest annual film festival in D.C. is bringing another slate of films to[Read More…]


MOVIE: ‘Embrace of the Serpent’

★★★★★ It is unsurprising that Colombian director Ciro Guerra’s “Embrace of the Serpent” stormed through last year’s film awards circuit. First drawing acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Art Cinema Award, the film eventually became the first Colombian film to be nominated for Best Foreign Language[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘Deadpool’

Some of the biggest blockbuster hits of the past decade have all had one major theme in common: superheroes. Disney’s purchase of Marvel Entertainment and the quick commercialization of Marvel’s various properties by Disney has been an integral part of this current iteration of film making. While the obvious Marvel[Read More…]

by February 12, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Movie Review: ‘The Big Short’

★★★★★ An adaptation of Michael Lewis’ bestselling 2010 novel of the same name, “The Big Short” explores the inner workings of the 2007-2008 financial crisis and the few individuals who profited from it through the unique perspective of a handful of financial industry outsiders. The plot weaves the intricate beginnings[Read More…]


Movie Review: ‘Creed’

★★★★☆ While it doesn’t shift from the standard boxing movie story arc, recent “Rocky” spin-off “Creed,” directed by Ryan Coogler of “Fruitvale Station” fame, makes for an entertaining film and a worthy successor to the iconic franchise. Michael B. Jordan stars as Adonis Creed, the son of Rocky Balboa’s erstwhile[Read More…]

Album Review: ‘Fetty Wap’

Album Review: ‘Fetty Wap’

★★★☆☆ The summer of 2015 was good to Fetty Wap, motorcycle accidents aside. In a matter of nine months, his singles “Trap Queen,” “679,” and the remix of “My Way” have played at house parties and in dorms across the nation, his knock-off Atlanta sound and beat production making him[Read More…]