Chris Hemsworth: The Most Talented Actor of the MCU

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer It is no secret that “Thor” is the franchise Marvel has yet to figure out what to do with. Despite having two movies of solid critical and box office success leading up to this threequel, there was never a strong sense of what the “Thor” series was going for, thematically,…

Silversun Pickups talk up Better Nature

By Robert Frezza, Contributing Writer Alternative rock act Silversun Pickups formed in 2000 in and around Los Angeles and the Silver Lake area. The quartet consists of Brian Aubert, Nikki Monninger, Christopher Guanlao and Joe Lester. “Christopher and I joined sometime in late 2001 or early 2002. The rest of the band are Los Angeles…

Wavves Thrill in Brooklyn

By Brandi Powell, Staff Writer Brooklyn Steel presented a trio of some of the most exciting bands in rock music Thursday night. The line-up was packed with California natives: Culture Abuse, Wavves, and Joyce Manor. The warehouse was still filling in when Culture Abuse took the stage, but they immediately garnished energy from an audience…

Hump Day Update 11/15/17

By Rachel A.G. Gilman, Staff Writer Welcome back to Hump Day Update, the place to find out everything you need to know about what’s been going on in the entertainment world for the week. I’m Rachel A.G. Gilman. But enough about me, let’s get to the news. Amazon recently committed to producing “multiple episodes” of an…

The Lurking Horror of ‘Ichi the Killer’ Remastered in 4K

By Angelica Chong, Staff Writer A man dressed in a clunky black latex suit stands outside an apartment window masturbating as he watches a pimp brutalize and then rape a prostitute. The camera fixates uncompromisingly on her flailing limbs and swollen-purple face, but then jaggedly cuts to the voyeur as he accidentally hits the window…

‘Princess Cyd:’ a Collage of Lustrous Randomness

By Woojung Kim, Staff Writer Winner of the Audience Award for Narrative Films at the Sidewalk Film Festival, “Princess Cyd,” the new film from director Stephen Cone, is illustrated with a wide range of warm colors, evoking empathy from viewers as they reminisce over past summers.   The film begins mysteriously with a recorded call…

‘Most Beautiful Island’ Brings Frightening Suspense

By Jillian Harrington, Staff Writer Leaving behind the home and life you’ve grown up in is daunting in its own right, but the film “Most Beautiful Island” takes it one step further. Director, writer and lead actress Ana Asensio takes psychological fatigue and spins it into gripping horror in this film. The film depicts the…

‘No Dresscode Required’ Portrays the Universal Struggle for Love

By Angelica Chong, Staff Writer Same-sex marriage has been ruled legal throughout Mexico by the Mexican Supreme Court, but the city council of Mexicali is actively hostile to following through with the law. “No Dresscode Required” chronicles Victor and Fernando’s fight to become the first gay couple to marry in their state of Baja California,…

Life: It’s in the Details

By Emily Conklin, Staff Writer An Aesthete’s Take on Against Everything: The Meaning of Life, Part I Mark Greif was crazy to take on this collection of essays, but I could not be more grateful that he decided to begin. While Greif, the cofounder of n+1 Magazine, explores many diverse yet interconnected themes that I…

Corey Harper Sets Pier 16 Abuzz at Octoberfest

By Anna Letson, Multimedia Editor With the Brooklyn skyline setting in the sun across the East River, Pier 16 was abuzz with young twenty-somethings and beer connoisseurs at the Samuel Adams Octoberfest. Singer songwriter Corey Harper returned to play in New York City with everything that has helped him grow since he played here just…

Nina Nesbitt’s Nostalgic Performance at the Mercury Lounge

By Danielle Matta, Under the Arch Editor I’ve been following Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt since I was fourteen and used to send my music recs to my friends over email; in a list including songs from Passenger, Gabrielle Aplin, and an excessive amount of emoticons, I suggested Nesbitt’s “Noserings and Shoestrings” to my middle school friend…

Things Carter Actually Liked About Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer I originally wanted to save this for next week, but I didn’t have time to see Thor, so here we go! I have been a fairly vocal opponent of the DCEU and especially “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” “Man of Steel” was a disappointing misfire, “Suicide Squad” had a…