Arts & Entertainment

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“Demolition” struggles under the weight of its own rubble

Director Jean-Marc Vallee has created a name for himself by making Oscar-caliber films such as “Dallas Buyers Club” ...

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Calvin student presents research on negative female portrayal in video games

Last spring, senior Mary Schultz contracted her “Social Problems” sociology class for honors, writing a paper on how...

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“The Witch” explores boundaries of Christianity and horror genre

“The Witch,” directed by Robert Eggers was first released in January at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival where it won...

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“Eye in the Sky” considers the moral dilemma of drone warfare

Modern warfare is complicated. Gone are the days when two opponents would meet on a battlefield and fight to the death u...

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Sisters rebel against female gender roles in “Mustang”

“Mustang” is one of those rare films that liberally displays its political message front and center but in a way tha...

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Zayn album musically superior, lyrically lacking

On March 25, a year to the day after leaving “One Direction” to pursue his solo career, Zayn Malik released his debu...

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Ben Rector performs “pop with a purpose” to sold out CFAC crowd

Ben Rector, a 29-year-old pop musician who has already reached the Top Twenty on the Billboard Album Chart, visited Calv...

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“Batman v Superman” v underwhelming start to DC universe

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is the follow-up to 2013’s “Man of Steel” and, if the tagline tells us an...

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Audience reflective after Daughter’s ambient and introspective performance

Daughter, an independent rock group based out of London, played at Calvin this past Wednesday. The warm yet slightly mis...

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“Son of Saul” forces viewers uncomfortably close to Holocaust horrors

A middle-aged Jewish man of Hungarian descent comes into focus. His eyes are brown and intense and we soon learn that hi...