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]

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ a Spoonful of Sugar for These Maddening Times

Courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures With its delightful melodies and lyrics, the original 1964 “Mary Poppins” can be considered the gold standard of family-oriented films. The overwhelming love and acclaim for the original “Mary Poppins” has naturally created large shoes for any sequel to fill, but “Mary Poppins Returns” is the perfect movie to close [...]

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McCarthy Impresses in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

Courtesy of Mary Cybulski In 2011, Melissa McCarthy hit the comedy movie scene in an unprecedented way with her breakout performance in Paul Feig’s “Bridesmaids.” As the loud-mouthed, upfront sister-of-the-groom bridesmaid, McCarthy was critically lauded and earned her first Oscar nomination, an award that rarely rewards a broadly comedic performance. This year, McCarthy is once [...]

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Great Times Await at ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’

Courtesy of Kimberley French The hype for “Bad Times at the El Royale,” exploded into cultural consciousness upon the release of the first trailer. With a style and setting that felt wholly different from the films being released around this time, “Bad Times” promised to be a welcome addition to the genre of stylized period [...]

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‘Mrs. Maisel’ Marvels, ‘GoT’ Reclaims Throne at Emmys

The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards proved a night of surprises, occasional poor punchlines and an exhibition of the best of modern Golden Age Television. The Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” was the big winner of the night, dominating the comedy categories, clinching the top honor of Outstanding Comedy Series. Amy Sherman-Palladino became the [...]

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Poop Jokes Surprisingly Poignant in ‘American Vandal’ Season 2

Last September, when Netflix dropped Season 1 of “American Vandal,” a mockumentary about the phallic-shaped vandalization of teacher’s cars and the subsequent student-led investigation to clear the name of the so-called “slacker” accused of the crime, it wasn’t expected to be anything special. It was thought to be nothing more than a single “dick” joke [...]

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