Zack Levin

Zack Levin (22B) is from Suffern, New York, majoring in creative writing and marketing. Outside of the Wheel, he serves as the publicity chair for the Alloy Literary Magazine. In his free time, Levin enjoys hiking, watching whatever pops up in his Netflix recommendation feed and playing with his three dogs. Contact Levin at [email protected]

‘The Politician’ Season 2 Doesn’t Deserve Your Vote

Just nine months after its initial season release, Ryan Murphy’s “The Politician” returned to Netflix to continue the creator’s $300 million creative partnership with the company that also produced the critical letdown “Hollywood.” Much of the show’s first season suffered from a severe identity crisis, which hindered both its satirical take on politics and the [...]

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The 5 Best ‘Best Picture’ Winners of the 21st Century

Courtesy of David Swanson/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony proved to be a historic night as, for the first time in its near-century-long history, the Oscar for Best Picture was presented to an international film. Bong Joon-ho’s tragicomic social satire “Parasite” deservedly won the top prize in addition to best director, original screenplay and international [...]

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A&E Staff Chimes in on the Marvel Debate

  Tony Stark floats in space. /IMDB As the editor of the Arts & Entertainment section of the Wheel, it’s my responsibility to ensure that our writers contribute to conversations in the art world. Recently Martin Scorcese, Pedro Almodóvar and Jim Jarmusch, among other renowned filmmakers, made dismissive remarks toward Marvel films. In particular, they [...]

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‘The Irishman’ Is a Meditative Mobster Masterpiece

Courtesy of Pam Ludd Martin Scorsese is possibly the most enduring and accomplished American director still working in the industry today. Even after making films for over six decades, he still exhibits the vitality and creative ambition that has escaped his 1970s contemporaries. In the past decade alone, he has directed a psychological thriller throwback [...]

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‘The Politician’ Doesn’t Have a Strong Platform

Courtesy of Netflix The benign process of a high school election’s conflation with legitimate politics as the end-all, be-all of pubescent power is a trope as old as the high school comedy genre itself. It’s the Murphy’s Law of school comedies, whether it be Zack Morris in “Saved by the Bell” or the bevy of [...]

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