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‘The Politician’ is peak modern Americana

In its second season, “The Politician” remains as delightfully corrupt, dramatic and villainous as the first season. The characters slowly become more unhinged as the season develops, leading to poor choice after poor choice. In… Read More...

‘Space Force’? More like Space Flop

Photo from United States Space Force The first season of Netflix’s original series “Space Force” shoots for the stars and lands flat on its face. It’s an attempt at a punchy, political comedy about the… Read More...

Modern voices of Black American poets

“Poets fill in the spaces other types of storytelling can’t reach.” —Tananarive Due Black lives matter. With the recent uprisings shining a light on systemic racism in the wake of George Floyd’s brutal murder at… Read More...

Hoot recommends: quarantine edition

“Beastars” Okay, so hear me out. Paru Itagaki’s comedy manga “Beastars” about a bunch of anthropomorphic animals going to high school might look like furry fluff fodder—and it kind of is—but the series is a… Read More...

A captivating look behind Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ with series co-star John Finlay

The fever over Netflix’s documentary series “Tiger King” spread nearly as quickly as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which series star John Finlay believes is in part responsible for the show’s widespread success. Finlay spoke… Read More...

‘The Festival of the Arts’ is coming to your living room!

Traditions don’t have to be canceled just because the Brandeis campus is closed. The annual Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Arts is finding a way into your home this weekend through a project that has… Read More...

What to do while bored at home

Mrs. Obama, it’s been an honor. We’re officially packing up and going home. Though we still have classes, I know most students are going to have a lot of extra free time on their hands… Read More...

‘The Tempest’ took Brandeis by storm

“The Tempest” is a widely established Shakespearean play about an ex-duke of Milan, Prospero, who is exiled to a remote island with his daughter, Miranda. Using magic, he tries to seek revenge on his brother… Read More...

‘The Assistant’ quietly dismantles an evil system

While the film industry has a reputation for sensationalized, contrived world-building, movies often capture the monotony of daily life to shed light on the quietly overlooked moments that pass us by with time. They reveal… Read More...

‘The Way Back’ is way more than just an inspiring sports movie

In the opening shot of “The Way Back,” Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck), throws a rope down the frame. The camera pans, just slightly—it’s not quite clear toward whom he is tossing it, but the act… Read More...
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