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Changes for the Five College Student Film & Video Festival

Changes for the Five College Student Film & Video Festival

Ian Dartley, Writer

February 29, 2020

“So we eliminated the former $5 entry fee… we used to collect it in the end to be the actual prizes, but this year we don’t have that kind of money anymore. We had to come up with creative ways to best celebrate our winners.”

Naheem Sterlin is an artist with a goal, make music that everyone can enjoy

Naheem Sterlin is an artist with a goal, make music that everyone can enjoy

Shane Guilfoyle, Assistant Entertainment Editor

February 25, 2020

Naheem Sterlin, otherwise known as Young Judo, is a 20-year-old student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The local artist has been steady at work since 2018, releasing a string of singles with his most recent entry, the acoustic-inspired slapper, “Cappin.”

808s and Ankle Breaks featuring Jay Astro

808s and Ankle Breaks featuring Jay Astro

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson

February 24, 2020

Jonathan Kermah interviews Boston rapper Jay Astro on standing out in the pool of melodic trap artists and his latest single “Zoo.”

Entertainment’s Weekly Spin with Billie Eilish, The 1975, Yves Tumor and more

Entertainment’s Weekly Spin with Billie Eilish, The 1975, Yves Tumor and more

Amherst Wire Staff

February 24, 2020

With more music being released than ever before, Amherst Wire’s Entertainment team keeps you posted with some of their favorite tracks of the week.

“P.S. I Still Love You” is chock full of rom-com tropes but leaves much to be desired

“P.S. I Still Love You” is chock full of rom-com tropes but leaves much to be desired

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy Editor

February 21, 2020

The highly anticipated sequel of the Netflix original, "To All the Boys I've Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You," debuted on the streaming platform on Feb. 12. And while it contains many rom-com tropes, it fails to live up to its hype.

Classics meet clichés in “High Fidelity”

Classics meet clichés in “High Fidelity”

Julia Donohue, Entertainment Editor

February 20, 2020

The ego-centric attitude of Rob can only be placated by the effortless cool that drips throughout the series.

Norsemen: The Norwegian Viking comedy you didn’t know you needed

Norsemen: The Norwegian Viking comedy you didn’t know you needed

Shiloh Clark, Writer

February 18, 2020

If you're looking for historical accuracy, stick to the History Channel because the Norsemen are here to raid and remix the stereotype of ancient Vikings. 

Has Denzel Curry “UNLOCKED” his full potential?

Has Denzel Curry “UNLOCKED” his full potential?

Trevor Wilson, Managing Editor

February 14, 2020

We will enjoy a long run of good form from Denzel Curry. If "UNLOCKED" is any indication of his artistic direction, then we all have something to be excited for in the near future.

Adam Sandler shines in “Uncut Gems”

Adam Sandler shines in “Uncut Gems”

Jozef Zekanoski, Contributor

February 13, 2020

“Uncut Gems” was robbed of an Oscar nomination and deserves far more recognition.

Brent Faiyaz, “F*** The World”

Brent Faiyaz, “F*** The World”

Astghik Dion, Photo/Assistant Entertainment Editor

February 13, 2020

“F*** The World” dropped on Feb. 7, and for the first time, it felt like it wasn’t merely his diehard fans listening. It was blatantly obvious Faiyaz has now completely submerged in the limelight, and there is no going back.

Why you should check out Amherst Cinema

Why you should check out Amherst Cinema

Ian Dartley, Writer

February 12, 2020

In a day and age where theaters are being strongarmed by big Hollywood studios into screening franchise and name-branded films, it's refreshing to find a diamond in the rough that's able to freely screen whatever they please.

How pressure and perfection pushed “Parasite” to the top

How pressure and perfection pushed “Parasite” to the top

Ian Dartley, Contributor

February 12, 2020

Regardless, the victory of “Parasite” marks a bold new stride for the Academy, one that will hopefully see voters continue to put their archaic qualifications behind them.

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