The Spectator

Reel Love: Let Me In

October 6, 2010

In review: Persepolis

Story by Scott Hansen

January 27, 2010

At the heart of the 2007 French film "Persepolis" is a commentary on how Islamic fundamentalists changed Iran by becoming repressive tyrants after the 1979 Iranian revolution. Making this resonate with those who haven't been through...

Vampire Weekend’s sophomore album a success

Story by Thom Fountain

January 27, 2010

Posted at 7:30 p.m. 1/29/10 Vampire Weekend's debut self-titled album is a bit of a dancer. Ezra Koenig and Co. took their afro-beat influences and tweaked them into a pure pop masterpiece. Contra, Vampire Weekend's sophomore attempt off XL Re...

In review: C.R.A.Z.Y.

Story by Scott Hansen

December 9, 2009

It is rare to find a movie that can make a viewer who didn't go through a certain life experience feel as though they had. With "C.R.A.Z.Y.," the film deals a lot with sibling rivalry, as the main character is the fourth out of f...

In review: Angel Time

Story by Kristin Frosch

December 2, 2009

Anne Rice, most widely known for her grotesquely haunting novels involving vampires and witches, once again explores her notion of the connection between theology and the paranormal in her twenty-ninth novel. Her new tale, Angel Tim...

In review: Before the Rain

Story by Scott Hansen

December 2, 2009

Danielle Ryan Both "Pulp Fiction" and "Before the Rain" were made and released at relatively the same time. One went on to become a pop culture phenomenon, while the other barely made $1 million at the U.S. box office. Both used si...

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