Sean Baker's The Florida Project exposes the "magic" of Disney World and forces its viewers to confront reality through the eyes of a child.
Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird (2017) provides a coming-of-age story that our writer can deeply relate to.
A student contemplates the concept of home while watching Kyle Abraham's dancers in "Dearest Home".
Wonder Woman rekindles the emotions of wonder and excitement for an incoming high school Senior.
In Malick’s Song to Song, the characters’ apathy is contagious.
One listener explores how both pain and joy co-exist within Jason Isbell's new album, The Nashville Sound (2017.)
Two friends reflect on Langhorne Slim and the Law’s concert, and their message of love.
In Peter Heller's Celine, the American West creates the perfect landscape within which memory and family can be both lost and found.
Sage Marshall realizes the limits of empathy and the downfalls of masculine pride while watching The Salesman.
Shelby Elsbree, a former professional ballerina, reflects on Wendy Whelan and life after dance.
Marty Rubin investigates idealized masculinity within Kong: Skull Island.
Amanda Miller reflects on her appreciation for orchids after attending The New York Botanical Garden's annual Orchid Show.
Ali Arminio rediscovers her love of filmmaking by watching Sing Street.
Linne Halpern explores Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s newest book and her own femininity.
Sage Marshall comments on the emotional power of The White Helmets.
Amelia Spittal, a sociology major, offers her take on La La Land just before the airing of The Oscars.
Sage Marshall reacts to the “jokes” within Jen George’s first short story collection.
Sage Marshall reacts to Matthew Desmond's investigation of housing exploitation in urban America.
Alex Minton reviews a musical about compassion in a time when "likes" are social capital.
Sage Marshall explores the gentle irony of Fritz’s most recent country album.
Maile McCann considers the contrast between fiction and reality as she reviews this musical film.
Linne Halpern reviews Springsteen's memoir Born To Run (2016).
Sage Marshall reviews a book about a man and his sheep that he read during Trump's election.