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

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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. 

Adam Sandler shines in “Uncut Gems”

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Jozef Zekanoski, Contributor

February 13, 2020

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

Why you should check out Amherst Cinema

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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

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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.

From “America’s sweetheart” to “Miss Americana,” Taylor Swift is at her most vulnerable in latest Netflix documentary

From “America’s sweetheart” to “Miss Americana,” Taylor Swift is at her most vulnerable in latest Netflix documentary

Joanna Buoniconti, Copy Editor

February 7, 2020

Taylor Swift released her first album at the age of 16, and has grown up under the glare of the spotlight. In her latest Netflix documentary, Swift opens up unlike ever before about struggles that she's encountered within her career and how that has transformed her into the influential woman she is today.

Is Saturday Night Live culturally dead in the water?

Is Saturday Night Live culturally dead in the water?

Shiloh Clark, Contributor

February 5, 2020

The variety show has had several instances of jokes being criticized by the general public, but in recent years the question of whether or not the comedy of SNL is culturally relevant has been raised. 

“The Circle” takes catfishing to a whole new level

Brianna Silva, Managing Editor

January 28, 2020

For a show that prided itself as shocking and unique, it certainly delivered. “The Circle” has distinguished itself as something beyond a reality TV show, it’s an experience to grow as a human.

The best pop culture moment from every year throughout the decade

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Chloe Lindahl, Writer

December 23, 2019

Whether they be good or bad, these events helped shape the decade’s history. Without further ado, here are the biggest moments from the 2010s.

Hockey Highlights: UMass hockey ends the semester with 4-1 win over Maine

Hockey Highlights: UMass hockey ends the semester with 4-1 win over Maine

Rachel Bevelaqua, Reporter

December 8, 2019

UMass hockey dominates in two-win weekend over Maine.

The Scorsese and Marvel debate: What defines cinema?

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Brianna Silva, Writer

November 7, 2019

Different films fulfill different tastes in their own ways. That’s the beauty of cinema, it’s an evolving form of art that encompasses an extensive array of genres and techniques.

“In the Shadow of the Moon” proves itself a worthy watch

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Caroline Smith, Writer

October 30, 2019

Driven by an incredible plotline, director Jim Mickle's creative style is on full display.

Top five worst scary movies on Netflix

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Kacey Connolly, Podcast Editor

October 27, 2019

With spooky season in full effect, make sure you don’t cuddle up to these five horror films.

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