Hold Thy Peace’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ was a night of magical storytelling

Fairies, lovers and donkeys, oh my! “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream” is one of William Shakespeare’s most well known plays, and this classic comedy was recently brought to Brandeis. Hold Thy Peace, Brandeis’s Shakespeare theatre group, put on a production of this play, directed by Sabrina Goldsmith ’25 and assistant directed by Laurel Davidoff ’25, from […]

The ‘iCarly’ revival is back with more wonderful nostalgia

In five, four, three, two … Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove) is back with her wacky adventures in the “iCarly” revival. The original television series premiered in 2007 and explored what it is like to be a teenager with a successful web show. In 2021, the show came back to show what it is like to […]

‘CODA’ is an Oscar winner with a lot of heart

Although “CODA” was released on August 13, 2021, people are still talking about it over half a year later. Just a few weeks ago, “CODA” won Best Picture at the Oscars, along with Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur. Most of the films in Oscar season usually come out in the […]

The 94th Oscars brought the stars and the slaps

After months of speculation, it all came down to this one night. On March 27, the 94th annual Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dolby Theater. The ceremony celebrated the best in film for 2021 and this certainly was an entertaining show. Hosted by Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall, this show made […]

The simple joy of Wordle and its variants

Word games have existed for centuries, from the basic hangman to the exciting Scrabble. Now, there’s a word game for the modern age, the game of Wordle. If you have been on Twitter recently, you have probably seen Wordle as a top 10 trend, or you’ve seen people tweeting random green and yellow boxes. These […]

‘King Richard’ is a formulaic biopic from a unique perspective

Serena and Venus Williams are two of the greatest tennis players of all time. However, it was quite the uphill battle to get where they are now. “King Richard” explores how their father, Richard Williams, helped them on their journey to success. Through his unorthodox methods and his relentless pushing, he helped make sure his […]

The 94th Oscars: what will win and what should win?

It is that time of year again! Oscar season is once again upon us. On March 27, 2022, the 94th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre and will air on ABC. All of Hollywood comes together to honor the best in film from 2021. Nominees came out on February 8, and that […]

The new ‘West Side Story’ is a well crafted but unnecessary remake

It has been over 50 years since film audiences were introduced to the tragic love story of Tony and Maria. “West Side Story” originally premiered on Broadway in 1957, with six Tony nominations and two wins. In 1961, the critically acclaimed musical was adapted for the big screen and won 10 Oscars, including Best Picture, […]

Watching season three of ‘Too Hot To Handle’ made me lose brain cells

Reality dating shows have been evolving over the years, but the essence of all of them is attractive, narcissistic people falling for other attractive, narcissistic people. Nevertheless, they remain popular and people become entranced by these shows. Netflix’s “Too Hot To Handle” has put a twist on the genre. They have to make a connection […]

‘And Just Like That’ lacks the sexiness of its predecessor

I couldn’t help but wonder … Who was asking for a revival of the television series “Sex and the City?” Regardless of what we wanted, the revival is what we got. “And Just Like That” follows the 30-something city slickers of “Sex and the City” as 50-something jaded women. The original TV series was highly […]

‘The Power of the Dog:’ thought-provoking and powerful

Western films have been a staple in the film industry for several decades. This means that in order to release a Western in the 2020s, it needs to be extra captivating and unique while keeping the authenticity that made this genre popular. This formula has brought the success of “The Power of the Dog,” which […]

‘Sex Lives of College Girls’ is way more than just that

In an age where it seems that most television shows are either about being in high school or being an adult, shows about college life are few and far between. As a college student, I want to watch a show that I can connect with. HBO Max’s “Sex Lives of College Girls” (SLOCG) feels like […]

Live from New York: Kieran Culkin!

With 23 nominations and nine wins in the past two years, “Succession” is certainly the hot television show at the moment. The wildly popular business drama is currently releasing episodes of season three, and this is what led to one of its stars hosting the most recent episode of Saturday Night Live. Kieran Culkin, brother […]

A witchy night with “Macbeth”

What is a better way to celebrate Halloween than with Shakespeare’s spookiest play? Hold Thy Peace, Brandeis’ Shakespeare society, put on “Macbeth” on Oct. 30 and 31. I was able to attend opening night and see the society in action. This was one hour and 30 minutes of excitement, chaos and scares. This was not […]

Live from New York… Sudeikis is back!

In 2013, Jason Sudeikis said goodbye to his time as a cast member on Saturday Night Live (SNL). Since leaving SNL, Sudeikis has received critical acclaim for his television show “Ted Lasso,” about a small-time American football coach who has been hired to coach an English soccer team. Due to the show’s popularity, people believed […]

‘Fresh’ starts and new beginnings

First year at college can be a wild ride, and it is also a time to try new things. This is the premise for the novel “Fresh” by Margot Wood, released Aug. 3, 2021. The novel centers around Elliot McHugh, a freshman at Emerson College, originally from Ohio. She has no idea what she wants […]

Keeping up with ‘Saturday Night Live’

Live from New York it’s … Kim Kardashian West! On Oct. 9, “Saturday Night Live,” the hit sketch comedy show, was hosted by reality television star, influencer and billionaire Kim Kardashian West. She does not exactly have acting or comedic experience, so wary expectations were the general reaction when her show was first announced. While […]

Musicals and masks: a night at the 74th Tony Awards

“What we do changes people’s lives. It changes people’s minds. It changes people’s hearts. We can change the world with this, let’s not forget that.” These were the words that concluded the speech made by the tearful Aaron Tveit as he accepted the award for Best Actor in a Musical at the 74th Tony Awards […]