Caleb Jones

Caleb Jones (23C) is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In his free time he enjoys sports, politics and reading. Contact Jones at [email protected]

All-Star Trio Delights on Schwartz Center Virtual Stage

Traditionally, a classical concert at Emory or elsewhere usually takes up the greater part of one’s afternoon or evening. From getting dressed to finding a seat, such a concert can be a time-consuming affair. This, however, wasn’t the case with Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta’s pre-taped All-Star Trio virtual concert on Jan. 23. Uploaded [...]

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‘Lovers Rock’ Is the Best Party 2020 Has to Offer

There is a movie subgenre known as the “hangout” movie, a type of movie during which not much occurs in the plot. Famous examples of this genre include the 1959 Western “Rio Bravo,” the 1993 coming-of-age flick “Dazed and Confused” and the 2019 industry love-letter “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” The draw of these [...]

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‘Black Box’ Fails to Light Up the Screen

“Black Box,” Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour’s directorial debut, one of the films comprising the new “Welcome to the Blumhouse” series on Amazon Prime, exhibits an intriguing premise but middling execution. The film starts a bit slow, then gradually builds momentum until the third act, when the narrative ultimately fizzles and goes cold. It does just enough to [...]

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Your 2020 Cinema Forecast From Sci-Fi to Sequels

Another year and more panic over the state of cinema. The past few years have seen the advent of Netflix and other streaming platforms as a source of good cinema, leaving traditional movie-lovers worried that the movie theater will soon be rendered obsolete. Others have also begun to worry about the oversaturation of superhero movies [...]

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‘Waves’ is a Shallow Exploration of Race and Forgiveness in America

Courtesy of A24 “Waves” should be a great film. It’s beautifully shot, well-acted and nicely scored. However, it doesn’t succeed in its lofty ambition, leaving compelling drama behind as it chases the style of its predecessors and sophomoric messaging without any complexity in its argument. The film follows Tyler Williams (Kelvin Harrison Jr.), a star [...]

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