Category: A & E

Lunafest Highlights Upcoming Female Filmmakers Through Short Film Collection

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many film events and festivals have been canceled or postponed, such as France’s Cannes Film Festival. While some venues have taken their losses and planned for next year, others are releasing their films online. This shift toward the Internet was utilized by Emory to provide access for Lunafest on April [...]

‘Animal Crossing’ Offers Idyllic Escape With ‘New Horizons’

By now, you’ve probably seen the memes of “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” that depict a life of cute anthropomorphic animals, cantankerous wildlife and QR code outfits. In this life, raccoon Tom Nook invites you on the Deserted Island Getaway Package. On the island, you discover beautiful flora and fauna, soft jazzy tunes, and the stark [...]

‘Tiger King’ Reigns Supreme

In the midst of a pandemic, many people have been confined to their homes and are in need of new forms of entertainment to replace the same level of socialization they once had experienced. Instagram stories are flooding with pictures of puzzles, sidewalk chalk and paint as well as other crafty activities that can be [...]

Under the Humor of ‘Dave’ Lies Genuine Endearment

If you’re looking for a new show to watch during this indefinite quarantine, look no further than FXX’s “Dave.” This plucky yet surprisingly touching narrative was created by and stars Dave Burd, who is perhaps most well known by his rap name, Lil Dicky. The semi-autobiographical comedy follows Burd’s journey from a struggling, no-name artist [...]

Quarantine Movie Feature

As we all settle in for a few long, lonely weeks, it’s difficult to find something to help pass the time. For those hard at work on a new literary masterpiece — ignore this. For the rest of us, here are a few movie recommendations that go beyond “Outbreak” and “Pandemic.”  This is the first [...]

Friendship Moo-ves Audiences in ‘First Cow’

Courtesy of A24 This year has been an intense one so far. With nearly every week introducing a new catastrophe, people yearn for a light-hearted film to take their minds off these events. Luckily, director Kelly Reichardt has given us just that in her 2019 film “First Cow,” released in the U.S. on March 6 [...]

COVID-19 Imperils Future of Performing Arts Institutions

Amid the panic and chaos generated by the growing novel coronavirus outbreak, performing arts have suffered across the globe as theaters, opera houses and symphony halls shutter their doors — and Atlanta is no exception. The Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre has canceled the rest of its 2019-20 season, while the grand Fox Theatre has also [...]

‘On Your Feet!’ Celebrates Estefan in Mediocre Musical

Courtesy of Casey Gardner With worldwide hits like “Conga” and “Get On Your Feet,” Gloria Estefan’s prolific career supplies an abundance of catchy tunes, and while “On Your Feet!” seizes the opportunity to build a jukebox musical filled with flashy dance numbers from these mega-hits, the overall production ultimately proves lackluster.  The show, which depicts [...]

Haunting ‘Indecent’ Briefly Graces Atlanta Audiences

Courtesy of Jake Pearce Photography At the 1923 Broadway premiere of “God of Vengeance,” the entire cast and producer were arrested and charged with obscenity. The controversial play, penned by Polish-Jewish writer Sholem Asch in 1906, featured a kiss between two women. This history is earnestly and affectingly portrayed in “Indecent,” which premiered on Broadway [...]

Itagaki Challenges Understanding of Society in ‘Beastars’

What would happen if animals live the world just like humans? “Beastars,” a Japanese animation written by Paru Itagaki, is a story where animals look and behave like real world humans. Similar to Disney’s “Zootopia,” where animals live somewhat peacefully in a civilized society, “Beastars” focuses on the segregation between herbivores and carnivores. While the [...]

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Lunafest Highlights Upcoming Female Filmmakers Through Short Film Collection

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many film events and festivals have been canceled or postponed, such as France’s Cannes Film Festival. While some venues have taken their losses and planned for next year, others are releasing their films online. This shift toward the Internet was utilized by Emory to provide access for Lunafest on April [...]

Arts & Entertainment Staff’s Quarantine Playlist

This is an unprecedented time of geographic separation for Emory students. We are scattered across the globe, and I, for one, have been leaning more on music now than ever before to get me through this stressful time. I have asked my fellow arts and entertainment writers to add a song to this list in [...]

‘Selah and the Spades’ Challenges School Coming-of-Age Story

Courtesy of Amazon Studios If I’m being honest, any movie release connecting me to the feeling of being back in school is a hot commodity right now. Even though it focuses on the high school experience at Haldwell School, “Selah and the Spades” is particularly relevant to Emory students because of the maturity saturating the [...]

5SOS’ New Album Is Anything but ‘CALM’

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) took a new direction with their recent album “CALM,” which dropped on March 27. Their fourth album demonstrates the group’s control of their sound after their first  record label change. The album’s title even alludes to this as it uses the first letter of each of [...]

‘Animal Crossing’ Offers Idyllic Escape With ‘New Horizons’

By now, you’ve probably seen the memes of “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” that depict a life of cute anthropomorphic animals, cantankerous wildlife and QR code outfits. In this life, raccoon Tom Nook invites you on the Deserted Island Getaway Package. On the island, you discover beautiful flora and fauna, soft jazzy tunes, and the stark [...]

‘Tiger King’ Reigns Supreme

In the midst of a pandemic, many people have been confined to their homes and are in need of new forms of entertainment to replace the same level of socialization they once had experienced. Instagram stories are flooding with pictures of puzzles, sidewalk chalk and paint as well as other crafty activities that can be [...]

Under the Humor of ‘Dave’ Lies Genuine Endearment

If you’re looking for a new show to watch during this indefinite quarantine, look no further than FXX’s “Dave.” This plucky yet surprisingly touching narrative was created by and stars Dave Burd, who is perhaps most well known by his rap name, Lil Dicky. The semi-autobiographical comedy follows Burd’s journey from a struggling, no-name artist [...]

Quarantine Movie Feature

As we all settle in for a few long, lonely weeks, it’s difficult to find something to help pass the time. For those hard at work on a new literary masterpiece — ignore this. For the rest of us, here are a few movie recommendations that go beyond “Outbreak” and “Pandemic.”  This is the first [...]

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