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Content: Celebrity presidential endorsements are entertaining

Any thinking person bases their political decisions solely upon the opinions of their favorite celebrities. The celebrity presidential endorsement presents a meaningless sideshow in a season filled with meaningless sideshows. What do the identities of celebrities who choose to endorse a certain candidate tell us about that candidate? What kind of influence will celebrities exert…

Content: The eternal charm of Linklater
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Content: The eternal charm of Linklater

Richard Linklater’s movies get me. Linklater sits amongst a small group of artists who mirror my internal life, the highs and lows of a fortunately stable existence. Not a lot happens in Linklater films: a couple walks along the beach; three old friends reminisce in a motel room; high schoolers drive around. He’s a master…

Content: fame gone sideways
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Content: fame gone sideways

When Leonardo DiCaprio finally reached the Oscars stage to be hailed as the giant he knows himself to be, he accepted the award with practiced grace and a plea for us to take better care of the earth. He won, waxed poetic about the future of the human race and got off the stage. It…

Content: a review as grand and ethereal as Pablo
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Content: a review as grand and ethereal as Pablo

As we always do at this time, we must celebrate Kanye West, the only living artist who can pack the Rosedale AMC 14 to watch a livestream of an aux chord performance. The Life of Pablo is grand, ethereal, disjointed, occasionally a mess and typically orchestral. Equal parts Picasso, Escobar, apostle and Sandoval, Pablo reveals…

Content: Greenberg hails Caesar
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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…

Content: Greenberg takes on Television
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Content: Greenberg takes on Television

Television is the best it’s ever been. In fact, the 2015 year in TV might be the best anything has ever been, its only competition being the ’96 Bulls and Nicki Minaj’s verse on “Monster.” As New York Times cultural critics and world’s best film writer Wesley Morris recently noted, the last two years of…

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