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‘Ad Astra’ Brings Humanity to Outer Space

‘Ad Astra’ Brings Humanity to Outer Space

★★★★★ “Ad Astra” is a thrilling entry into the ever-shrinking pantheon of excellent films that possess a blockbuster budget but the heart of a small indie movie. Similar in tone to classics in the sci-fi space genre such as “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “Solaris,” “Ad Astra” encourages viewers to[Read More…]

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Georgetown’s Asian Restaurants Offer Old Favorites and New Experiences

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Georgetown’s Asian Restaurants Offer Old Favorites and New Experiences

For a lot of Asian American kids, restaurants hold a special place in our hearts; they are where we met up with other families, played on our handheld video game consoles for hours on end and also where our parents teased us in the middle of sharing a meal in[Read More…]

MONKEY PAW PRODUCTIONS | Establishing Jordan Peele as one of the strongest directors of his generation, "Us" offers a scathing commentary on class and privilege while avoiding becoming pedantic. With standout performances by Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke, "Us" will keep audiences thinking about its central metaphor even after the film ends.

‘Us’ Critiques Society Using Horror Genre

★★★★★ The highly anticipated Jordan Peele film “Us” holds a mirror up to society, revealing the terrifying consequences of its actions. This horror masterpiece crafts a brilliant rumination on the terrors that the oppressive forces of privilege create for others, bolstered by an Oscar-worthy performance by Lupita Nyong’o. In the[Read More…]

‘Vanity Fair’ Adaptation Stays True to Heart of Play

‘Vanity Fair’ Adaptation Stays True to Heart of Play

“I never blush,” declares the smirking Becky Sharp, the principal character of Shakespeare Theatre Company’s “Vanity Fair.” Between scholarship, film and even a 2018 Amazon Studios miniseries, the character from William Makepeace Thackeray’s mid-Victorian era novel has been treated as both a plucky heroine and a relentlessly ambitious antiheroine. This[Read More…]

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At The Anthem, Miguel Transcends Concert Conventions

It is rare for a musician to tour for the sole purpose of self-expression, without the strings of album promotion, merchandising or publicity; then again, California-based blues-funk-rock singer Miguel is not your average musician. As he pivoted across The Anthem’s stage on Tuesday night, Miguel appeared to be in his[Read More…]

Meditation Fosters Peace and Reflection on Campus

Meditation Fosters Peace and Reflection on Campus

The room is small, bright and quiet, with a small table at the center surrounded by floor cushions and chairs. A meditation leader begins to recite the words of John Main, a British Benedictine monk famed for his meditation techniques, followed by the boom of a gong. Then, silence. Thus[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Aardvark’

Movie Review: ‘Aardvark’

★☆☆☆☆ “Aardvark,” writer and director Brian Shoaf’s new film, is incredibly difficult to endure and provides little entertainment or emotional power across its 84-minute run time. The film tells the story of Josh, played by Zachary Quinto, a deeply troubled man with some undefined “condition,” and his inept new therapist,[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘The Rider’

★★★★☆ The opening scene of “The Rider” sets the tone for the entire movie: Viewers see horse trainer and rodeo star Brady Blackburn’s stapled skull under harsh lighting, matching the scene’s gruesome mood. Blackburn is played by Brady Jandreau, who serves as the inspiration for the film’s true story. Directed[Read More…]

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Concert Review: P!nk at Capital One Arena

Pop-rock maven P!nk took her talents to new heights at Capital One Arena on April 16 by combining her unbeatable vocal range with artistic aerial performances for the Washington, D.C. show of her “Beautiful Trauma” tour. Accompanied by a diverse dance troupe and band, P!nk encouraged empowerment, self-worth and an[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Rampage’

★★★★☆ “Rampage,” director Brad Peyton’s latest film, enticingly combines a far-fetched plot with compelling animations and on-screen chemistry for an experience that is equally humorous and thought-provoking. The film is based on the eponymous video game by Midway Games and follows a quiet pathologist, Davis Okoye, while he desperately tries[Read More…]