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Julien Baker’s self-loathing star shines bright on ‘Little Oblivions’

Owen Conway, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

In popular music full of depressing and gloomy songwriting, several contenders have thrown their hats into the ring for the title of Number One Debby Downer. Phoebe Bridgers’ Elliott Smith-inspired...

'Bliss' ignorantly believes that it's smarter than it actual is - Photo Source Amazon Prime Studios.

Amazon’s “Bliss” is ignorant towards its many flaws as a sci-fi drama

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 25, 2021

When done properly, stories with science fiction settings can be used to explore concepts and themes in engaging ways that captivate audiences into their worlds. Amazon Prime Video’s “Bliss” desperately...

“One Night in Miami is a love letter to 60s black icons that does not streamline history” -  Source - Amazon Studios.

“One Night in Miami” showcases struggles, triumphs of Civil Rights Movement

Jocelyn Arroyo-Ariza, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

“One Night in Miami” is the directorial feature film debut of Regina King and is a movie adaptation of the stage play by Kemp Powers. The film is a fictionalized retelling of the night that Cassius...

“We Are the Brooklyn Saints” focuses less on the game and more on the development of the team’s community. Photo Source - Netflix.

‘We Are: The Brooklyn Saints’ is an emotional documentary on football, community

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 22, 2021

There are plenty of sports-focused documentary series that tell the stories of all-star players who became some of the best players in history. “We Are: The Brooklyn Saints,” however, does not...

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WandaVision surprises with bold new direction for Marvel Cinematic Universe

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

After almost 2 years of waiting, the MCU has finally returned and has created a whole new format with “WandaVision,” the new series streaming weekly on Disney+.     “WandaVision” definitely...

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Netflix’s ‘The Dig’ dramatically retells an important archeological discovery

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 11, 2021

Netflix’s “The Dig” is an engaging, dramatic retelling of one of the most important archaeological discoveries in human history. Set in 1939 England, the film details the story of the excavators...

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Foo Fighters get out of their comfort zone on “Medicine At Midnight”

Owen Conway, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

There are few musical acts that have been as consistently reliable from the start of their careers as the Foo Fighters. Dave Grohl and company have been pumping out arena-ready, easy-on-the-ears rock music...

‘Flack’ is yet another tale of an American working aboard, with an unsatisfyingly edgy twist

Jocelyn Arroyo-Ariza , Staff Writer February 11, 2021

“Flack” is a British comedy-drama that follows Robyn, an American publicist played by Anna Paquin, working at a London based firm. Due to pay cuts and scheduling conflicts, it was unclear if the show...

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‘Rebecca’ is a shallow, unoriginal adaptation of the 1930 novel

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

There is nothing fresh, never mind original, in Ben Wheatley's retelling of Rebecca. Based on the late 1930s novel, this film version of Rebecca had high expectationsbut unfortunately fell hard...

‘The Queen’s Gambit’: A refreshing historical miniseries that manages to remain topical

‘The Queen’s Gambit’: A refreshing historical miniseries that manages to remain topical

Jocelyn Arroyo-Ariza, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

The Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit chronicles the emotional story of the struggle and success of chess champion Beth Harmon. She is portrayed by Anya Taylor-Joy, who received acclaim for...

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Disney’s ‘The Mandalorian’ continues to excite with the start of its second season

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 15, 2020

Season 1 of The Mandalorian wowed audiences with its live-action look into the Star Wars expanded universe last year with many fans agreeing that it was one of the best things to happen to the franchise...

Students showcase their talents in unique locations in ICDE's Fall Production

Iona College Dance Ensemble presents their 2020 Virtual Fall Production

Joseph Ferrer, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 15, 2020

On Nov. 9, the Iona College Dance Ensemble debuted its 2020 Fall Production, “Embodied Spirituality,” virtually on the Iona College website. The event featured numerous performances from both students...

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