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BMDT’s ‘Angels Sin Too’ Paints a Nuanced Portrait of Humanity Through Dance

By Jasmine Criqui, Senior Guide Editor February 28, 2024

Georgetown University’s Black Movements Dance Theatre (BMDT), an academic dance group, held its annual spring concert in the Davis Performing Arts Center’s Gonda Theatre on Feb. 23 and 24. The performance,...

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‘Bob Marley: One Love’ Is The Quintessential Formulaic Biopic

By Ethan Hill, Hoya Staff Writer February 28, 2024

As it turns out, it’s exceptionally easy to make a musical biopic. Step one: pick your favorite musical artist, preferably popular before 1990. Do you have yours in mind? Good! Step two: read a Wikipedia...

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On Your Radar: Washington, D.C. Living

By Elizabethe Bogrette, Deputy Guide Editor February 28, 2024

Government Hockey Games Spend your Saturday watching the FBI and Secret Service ditch their uniforms in favor of hockey pads. Tickets to the game at MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va. from 7...

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Georgetown’s Funniest Human: New Setting, Same Comedy

By Shelby Flynn, Hoya Staff Writer February 28, 2024

Taking the stage in Gaston Hall on Feb. 23 was the annual student comedy competition, Georgetown’s Funniest Human.  Run by the student club Georgetown Program Board, Funniest Human gives nine students...

THE SYMPHONY OF SOCIETY | Why AI Art Just Doesn’t Feel the Same

By Jin Xi Chen, Guide Columnist February 28, 2024

What happens to an artist when artificial intelligence (AI) overtakes their craft? Would those who built the very intricacies of modern and classical foundations from, say, the medieval and Renaissance...

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Hasan Minhaj Gets Out the Gloves in ‘Off With His Head’

By Saachi Baldwa, Special to The Hoya February 28, 2024

When viewers arrived at the entrance to The Anthem Feb. 16 and 17, Hasan Minhaj had their phones locked in bags. The audience sat abuzz with no option but to socialize before two South Asian openers,...

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‘My Neighbor Totoro’: An Ode to Childhood

By Iris Fan, Special to The Hoya February 21, 2024

Step into the enchanting world of Japanese animation with the iconic Totoro, a globally renowned symbol that has captured hearts and imaginations worldwide. “My Neighbor Totoro,” directed by...

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‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ Is Nothing to Howl About

By Tanvi Gorripati, Hoya Staff Writer February 21, 2024

“Howl’s Moving Castle” is a stunning film with gorgeous animation and a recognizable, sweeping score. However, the film disappoints in its writing, despite creating lovable and multi-faceted...

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‘Princess Mononoke’ Is a Multilayered Miyazaki Masterpiece

By Pria Gadkari, Hoya Staff Writer February 21, 2024

Whether you are a die-hard Hayao Miyazaki fan or new to the genre of anime, Studio Ghibli’s “Princess Mononoke” has something for everyone. From stunning visuals to action-packed sequences and...

REEL DILEMMA | Unraveling the Essence of Ghibli: An Ode to Creativity in Cinema

By Preston Shirazi, Guide Columnist February 21, 2024

In an era dominated by Disney animations, very few studios have been able to break into watchers’ hearts and create a creative world of their own. Studio Ghibli stands as a beacon of creativity in this...

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‘Porco Rosso’ Is an Underrated Member of the Ghibli Pantheon

By William McCall, Senior Guide Editor February 21, 2024

“A pig that doesn’t fly is just a pig.” That’s Marco — the main character of Hayao Miyazaki’s 1992 film “Porco Rosso” — a fighter ace and former World War I pilot trapped in a porcine...

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‘Grave of the Fireflies’ Meshes Beautiful Animation with Solemn Story of War and Loss

By Mahika Sharma, Hoya Staff Writer February 21, 2024

Beloved for their captivating animation and whimsical atmosphere, Studio Ghibli films can rarely be described as “heart-wrenching.” But “Grave of the Fireflies,” the poignant 1988 war drama...

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