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Critic's Corner

Critic’s Corner: Spectre – How Bond Beat the Hype

By On November 11, 2015

It’s already been three years, but it feels like just yesterday I sat myself down in the theater to watch the James Bond film Skyfall. The excitement and enjoyment I felt was… Read More

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A Welcome ’80s Encore From the Pumpkin King

By On November 10, 2015

If you’re a fan of all things Halloween, chances are you’re a fan of Tim Burton; his warped sense of direction and unmistakable visual style lends itself perfectly to the holiday. And… Read More

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Critic’s Corner: Rob Zombie’s Hallowins and Halloweaks

By On October 27, 2015

This time of year is my absolute favorite; the aesthetic of fall in Wisconsin is one that I simply cannot get enough of. From the golden and red leaves dancing about in… Read More

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Critic’s Corner: Felt – Exploitation for Exploitation’s Sake

By On October 23, 2015

Ever since starting school in Milwaukee, and with the MKE Film Festival kicking off proper, I have been exposed to far more indie films in one month than I have in my… Read More

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Critic’s Corner: A Night With the Disaster Artist

By On September 23, 2015

When a film is so horrendously awful that it fails to gross even a fraction of its budget, that’s one thing. But when said film suddenly sees an incredible surge as a… Read More

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Miley Cyrus: Cornball and Weed Smoking Extraordinaire

By On September 7, 2015

The night Miley Cyrus released her first all-grown-up music video changed my life. The release–which officially separated the legal adult from the once Disney Channel star–was one full of emotional turmoil for… Read More

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Critic’s Corner: The Mad Appeal of Mad Max: Fury Road

By On September 4, 2015

When it comes to action films, the world is surely in no short supply. It seems like every summer there are at least a dozen explosion riddled blockbuster potential popcorn flicks with… Read More

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The King Of Horror

By On September 2, 2015

The horror film genre is one that many take for granted. Sure, in this day and age, we seldom see any originality in the horror films that “grace” our screens, but if… Read More

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FKA twigs Releases Her Most Ambitious Project Yet: M3LL155X

By On August 18, 2015

FKA twigs (born Tahliah Debrett) is a UK-based singer, dancer, producer, and director who may just be the most innovative name in alternative R&B today. Heavily influenced by producer Arca, who worked… Read More

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Critic’s Corner: The Inherent Vices of Inherent Vice

By On August 5, 2015

Have you ever watched a movie that does so much, yet so little at the same time? That when the credits roll the only thing you find yourself saying is, “Well…that was… Read More

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ReadCONTRA @ Eaux Claires

By On July 23, 2015

The inaugural year of Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner’s Eaux Claires festival was nothing short of magical. 22,000 people from across the country gathered in the sweltering heat of the Chippewa Valley… Read More

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Critic’s Corner: Indie Horror and It Follows

By On July 22, 2015

If there is one obtuse movie sub-genre that will bring a smile to my face, it is the indie horror film. I love my independent horror films. Being an aspiring filmmaker, seeing… Read More

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Time Delay, Jazz, and Post-Embargo Cuba: An Interview with Danay Suarez

By On July 18, 2015

“This moment is real and spiritual.  We’re going to try to maintain that concept. We’re going to look at it collectively, take a minute to identify with it collectively and acknowledge it… Read More

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Life Better: Previewing the Realest Festival of 2015

By On July 15, 2015

The Eaux Claires festival, held in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is the brainchild of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner. A music festival only in the sense that it features… Read More

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Meet Eyukaliptus, the 18 Year-Old Whose Debut Album is About to Bring Organic Breath to Chillwave Hip Hop

By On June 16, 2015

UPDATED (6/17, 3pm EST): Eyukaliptus’s new album has dropped. Check it out now.   Set to graduate high school in just a few weeks, Ithaca-based musician/producer/singer/prodigy, Eyukaliptus, is busy perfecting his craft.… Read More

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Follow These Indie Record Labels, Establish Your Chill

By On June 15, 2015

Summer is hard. Yes, hard, you heard me correctly. Sure, summer means swimming pools and jet-setting vacations, and maybe even a party or two – but mostly it means internships and carefully… Read More

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Here’s Your Summer Anthem: Saint Ballantine’s “Fashionably Late”

By On May 27, 2015

How many Tinder dates are you going on in the weeks following finals? Search your heart–don’t lie. I’m guessing it’s between three and five, if my roommates’ recent exploits are any indication. We… Read More

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B.B. King, 1925 – 2015

By On May 15, 2015

B.B King, blues legend, passed away in his home in Las Vegas, Nevada, last night at the age of 89.… Read More

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ReadCONTRA @ Shaky Knees 2015

By On May 11, 2015

Atlanta has one of this summer’s hottest music festivals, and I really mean hottest–averaging 90° in the Hotlanta sun, it only seemed like the perfect day for the array of beach-goth acts,… Read More

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Listen To This FKA Twigs/Biggie Smalls Mashup Mixtape Right TF Now

By On April 27, 2015

Hi. Kindly stop Tindering/Netflixing/studying right now and listen to this mixtape. Or listen to the mixtape while you Tinder/Netflix/study. I don’t mind, either way – just listen. If you’re a living, breathing human who… Read More