Tag: Review

Arts

24 Frames Per Second: Greta Gerwig’s debut film Lady Bird

Living in the Central Valley of California is an experience that is unique to say the least. When you’re a teenager living anywhere in the Valley, in Modesto, or in Bakersfield, or in Fresno, you might be in California, but you can’t help but feeling like you’re a million miles away from the cultural life…

Arts

Film review: Sean Baker’s The Florida Project

The Florida Project, starring Willem Dafoe, is the fourth feature project by director Sean Baker. Baker’s direction of the film is deft and poised. It is set in Orlando and deals with the lives of a working poor mother (Bria Vinate) and her daughter, Moonee (Brooklynn Prince). It follows their experience living out of a…

Arts

“Harvey” at the Guthrie: Review

I spent my Friday night watching a six-foot, three-inch character hop around—and no, I was not at the Macalester Men’s Basketball game. I was at Harvey, the play written by Mary Chase in 1944 that won the Pulitzer Prize a year later. Harvey is a comical play which focuses around Uncle Elwood P. Dowd and…

Arts

MSP Film Festival: Review

The Mac Weekly went to the MSP Film Festival. Here are our thoughts on just a few of the films. Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World Jake Greenberg: Werner Herzog sets out to make a documentary as big as the internet itself. The director, who is as much myth as real person at…

Arts

Two Gentlemen of Verona

“To die, is to be banish’d from myself; And Silvia is myself: banish’d from her, Is self from self: a deadly banishment! What light is light, if Silvia be not seen?” -Act III, scene I Just as it is exciting to see a great artist’s early work, it is amazing to see Shakespeare flexing his…

Content: Greenberg hails Caesar
Arts, Content

Content: Greenberg hails Caesar

Maybe the Coens started out writing a Masatire but got too caught up in the artifice. Their latest, Hail, Caesar! dances its way through the fictional Hollywood factory “Capitol Pictures,” the same studio which drives Barton Fink’s title character to insanity in their 1991 horror-comedy. Instead of a lambasting of the cynical spirit of early…

News

MCSG review report targets three weaknesses, but largely positive

On Monday, Feb. 1, the student body was emailed the culmination of last fall’s Macalester College Student Government (MCSG) external review. While the 17 page document identified issues in the structure, transition process and transparency of MCSG, the reviewers on the whole were impressed by the role MCSG plays on campus. The review states that…

Content: “The Revenant”, “The Big Short”
Arts, Content

Content: “The Revenant”, “The Big Short”

This, right here, is CONTENT, my weekly film column. Readers can expect the hottest takes in student journalism paired with film criticism that has been hailed by some “a weekly column.” “The Revenant” The most-hyped bear of the season contributes just a crumb of the violence that propels “The Revenant” across the northern plains. Leonardo…

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