Movie Review: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

By Jessica Jones, Contributor [Netflix; 2018] Rating: 8/10 As if we didn’t already have enough Western-inspired movies from Joel and Ethan Coen, The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs brings you six short anthologies in one feature-length film. Each 20-ish-minute-long episode takes on a different perspective of living in the wild, wild West. This style of storytelling…

Movie Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

By Jessica Jones, Contributor [GK Films; 2018] Rating: 6.5/10 First things first: Rami Malek? Knocked it out of the park. Bohemian Rhapsody, the long-awaited biopic about Queen, just barely scratches the surface of the European rock group’s history. Though it’s filled with flashy concert scenes and a mind-blowing recreation of the 1985 Live Aid concert,…

Dad Rock Bi-Weekly: Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

By Jessica Jones, Contributor [Warner Bros.; 1977] Original Release Date: Feb. 4, 1977 Widely regarded as Fleetwood Mac’s most iconic album, Rumours debuted in February of 1977, making it the 11th studio album for the band. Following the success from Fleetwood Mac, this essential ’70s pop album contains angsty hits like “The Chain” and “Gold Dust…

Movie Review: Life Itself

By Jessica Jones, Contributor [FilmNation; 2018] Rating: 3/10 Where to even begin with Life Itself? This movie feels like it’s desperately trying hard to be too many things at once. With lots of unnecessary shock factors and too many Bob Dylan references, it’s still unclear what the creators of this film wanted to say. Made…

Group Feature: ACRN’s 2018 Summer Bangers

Summer definitely puts us in all kinds of moods… Here’s what the summer of 2018 sounded like for ACRN! Devon Hannan, Editorial Director: Dance Gavin Dance — “Care” This post-hardcore track has all of the ingredients necessary for a certified summertime banger. From Dance Gavin Dance’s latest chaotic album Artificial Selection, “Care” is about a…

Movie Review: BlacKkKlansman

By Jessica Jones, Contributor [40 Acres & A Mule; 2018] Rating: 8.5/10 If you’re a fan of Spike Lee’s dramas and love politically charged comedies, buckle up and get ready for his newest film, BlacKkKlansman. The movie is based on the true story written by Ron Stallworth, one of a few black police officers in…