Donald Ray DJ Johnson Jr, Laura Lee, and Mark Speer of Khruangbin perform in London, England.

The B-Side: “The Universe Smiles Upon You”

Henry Purcell, Staff Writer October 6, 2021

It’s pretty difficult to look cool while walking down a hill, but if someone does it while listening to “The Universe Smiles Upon You,” at least they’ll feel like they do. The debut album from...

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City hosts one of the largest and most extravagant events of the year: The Met Gala.

Opinion: The Most Meaningful Looks Amidst a Meaningless Met Gala

Julia Clark, Staff Writer September 18, 2021

The Met Gala is one of the world's most exclusive invitationals, a party hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, at which in attendance are amongst the most powerful names in pop culture....

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J. Cole released his new outstanding album, “The Off-Season,” on May 14, 2021.

J. Cole brings success with “The Off-Season”

Lora Simakova, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2021

Killa, it’s The Off-Season. Initially titled “The Fall Off,” but now called “The Off-Season,” J. Cole’s new album is  not one to disappoint. It’s been three years since the rapper released...

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The (Boring) Game Is Afoot In “Enola Holmes”

The (Boring) Game Is Afoot In “Enola Holmes”

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film and TV October 21, 2020

★★½ As far as late-night, not-really-paying-attention viewing goes, one could certainly do worse than Netflix’s Enola Holmes. It’s not really bad — producer/star Millie Bobby Brown is certainly...

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“The Call of the Wild” Barks Up The Wrong Tree

“The Call of the Wild” Barks Up The Wrong Tree

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film & TV February 28, 2020

★★☆☆☆ A film like The Call of the Wild is built around dogs. The canine star determines the success of this type of film and its appeal (or lack thereof), which explains why Call of the Wild...

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“Sonic” Satisfies

“Sonic” Satisfies

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film & TV February 20, 2020

★★★☆☆ I try to keep an open mind for every film I see, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some I dread. Sonic the Hedgehog certainly fell in the latter camp: it looked terrible, the film...

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Harley Quinn Soars In “Birds of Prey”

Harley Quinn Soars In “Birds of Prey”

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film & TV February 8, 2020

★★★☆☆ A sequel to Suicide Squad, 2016’s divisive blockbuster smash, has finally arrived in the form of Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Birds of Prey...

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The 2020 Academy Awards, Predicted

The 2020 Academy Awards, Predicted

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film & TV February 8, 2020

Snubs notwithstanding, the 91st Academy Awards looks exciting. The majority of the nominees are deserved, the show is thankfully hostless, and there’s no clear favorite in a number of categories. The...

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Schofield (George MacKay, foreground) with fellow soldiers in 1917, the new epic from Oscar®-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes.

“1917” Somberly Marches To Victory

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film & TV January 16, 2020

★★★★☆ Why does Hollywood largely ignore World War One as viable filmmaking material? In rankings of the greatest war films, very few are set during The War to End All Wars; most directors...

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Top 10 Films Of 2019

Top 10 Films Of 2019

Sebastian Hunt, The Forum's Head Writer of Film & TV January 6, 2020

2019, contrary to some pessimistic headlines, was actually a pretty good year for cinema. Box office records were broken, a number of new talents were discovered, and of course, several great films were...

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