Jeffrey Rosen

Jeffrey Rosen (23C) is a writer who is interested in music and movies. Some of his interests include (but are not limited to) British humor, the Grateful Dead and silly things. Contact Rosen at [email protected]

‘Dragnet’ Remastered Is a Bust

When I watch older movies, I typically look for one of two things: First, is the movie’s narrative immersive? And second, does its language, decor, style or general vibe teach me something about the period it covers? I received a Blu-ray DVD of a 2K remaster of the 1954 crime thriller, “Dragnet,” and was eager [...]

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‘My Psychedelic Love Story’ Colorfully Presents 1960s Counterculture

Errol Morris’ latest film, “My Psychedelic Love Story,” is a densely packed and energetic documentary exploring the life of Joanna Harcourt-Smith, the lover of renowned psychologist and LSD advocate Timothy Leary. This colorful documentary, which aired Nov. 29 on Showtime, features interviews between Morris and Harcourt-Smith, pulling out the juicy stories and details from her [...]

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Underrated Music From the Pandemic

During this quarantined summer, I spent a lot of time digging deeper into older artists and musical landmarks of which I had been ignorant. The inability to physically attend concerts also slightly discouraged me from paying closer attention to new releases. As November rolled around, I realized that this year is almost over and a [...]

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Top A24 Horror Flicks to Watch After Halloween

Independent film company A24 has spawned some of the most mind-melting, psychological, psychedelic and jaw-dropping horror of the past decade. Some notable directors within the A24 sphere include Robert Eggers, Ari Aster and Alex Garland, who have created recent classics such as “Hereditary” or “The Lighthouse.” These films have distinguished themselves from run-of-the-mill horror flicks [...]

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‘Boys State’ Reflects Boyish Nature of American Politics

What could go wrong when one thousand Texan high schoolers participate in a government simulation? “Boys State,” the latest documentary produced by A24, chronicles the journey of Texan students as they participate in a week-long, mock political government program. In the documentary, filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine follow a diverse group of charismatic, hard-core [...]

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