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On ‘Jesus is King,’ Kanye delivers a holy disappointment

On Oct. 25, after umpteen delays, Mr. Kanye West finally released his ninth solo studio album, “Jesus is King.” Was it worth the wait? And what’s become of hip-hop’s loudest auteur? The Hoot Arts Editor… Read More...

Koslofsky’s Corner: I am watching (the) ‘Watchmen’

“How do I take off a mask when it stops being a mask?” That’s what Rami Malek’s Elliot Alderson drawled back in the second season premiere of “Mr. Robot.” A few years later, Elliot may… Read More...

Koslofsky’s Corner: Even if you’ve never read a comic before, enter the House of X

OK, this is it. This is the piece where I truly unleash my inner (and outer) nerd. I’ve been reading comic books since I was eight years old—these days, dozens of millions of people turn… Read More...

Brace yourself for the rip-roaring insanity of ‘Parasite’

Bong Joon-Ho’s “Parasite” moves like a rollercoaster. That is the best way to describe how its tension builds and crests, before releasing in an exhilarating back-half that had me on the edge–if not falling out–of… Read More...

Sorry society: ‘Joker’ sucks

On July 20, 2012, a gunman opened fire in a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.” Twelve people lost their lives. The shooter’s hair was dyed red, and in the days that followed, a rumor… Read More...

Koslofsky’s Corner: ‘Blue Velvet’ is the perfect movie for Yom Kippur

The Jewish holiday Yom Kippur is no picnic. Hey, it’s not supposed to be—arriving 10 days after the celebration of the new year (Rosh Hashanah, for any gentiles who haven’t been keeping track), Yom Kippur… Read More...

Koslofsky’s Corner: Jonah’s back from NYFF, and he’s seen some of the year’s best

Transcendence. The feeling that’s triggered when a piece of art goes beyond mere expression, what’s felt when a blend of ideas are executed to perfection. At least, that’s how a guy talking to me outside… Read More...

Koslofsky’s Corner: Jonah’s not in class, but he’s got thoughts about lots of movies

Oh, Israel. You’re the one topic students on the Brandeis campus don’t rush to argue about. What am I going to do with you? The truth is, there’s probably no time when Nadav Lapid’s Israeli… Read More...

Koslofsky’s Corner: A New York Film Festival Briefing

Goodbye, Brandeis! I know, it feels like I just got here, but by the time you read this, I’ll be all packed for my two-week trip to New York City. What’s pulling me away from… Read More...

Koslofsky’s Corner: what are we going to do with Dave Chappelle, old man?

“A guy your age wouldn’t even know the pain. It’s like in your generation the space shuttle [The Challenger] blows up every fucking day. How can you care about anything, when you care about every… Read More...
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