Captain Marvel: Female comicbook superhero receives solid origin story despite lack of character depth

For more than 11 years, Marvel Studios has released a plethora of superhero films, introducing audiences to an entire roster of superhuman heroes and villains. This past weekend, Marvel expanded their eclectic cast of characters with Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s Captain Marvel.

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Lively string band, traditional dancers give community a glimpse into Irish culture

Wadsworth Auditorium filled with families and local residents as they gathered for the 40th Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Concert by Geneseo’s string band directed by lecturer of music James Kimball on Saturday March 9.

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Pulp Fiction offers prescient criticism of toxic masculinity

Samuel L. Jackson quotes Tarantino’s dramatized version of “Ezekiel 25:17” in the 1994 film Pulp Fiction when he promises to “strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy [his] brothers.” 

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Guest author reads from collection of short stories, offers advice to novice writers

There were more eager audience members than chairs in the Doty Tower Room on Thursday March 7. The room waited excitedly for a reading from visiting author Jamel Brinkley, author of a 2018 collection of stories A Lucky Man.

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A cappella groups support suicide prevention through various eclectic, distinct performances

The humor of a pair of tearaway pants and Michael Jackson’s signature glove did not distract from the impact of Geneseo’s annual charity a cappella concert.

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Lessons From Film: Children of Men begs American audience to have compassion for refugee crises around the world

Since the moving picture’s inception, films have been a phenomenal medium to help people reflect, question and examine themselves and society at large. Beneath the action sequences, funny one-liners and curious twists of our favorite movies are underlying questions that force audiences to think critically about the world they live in. 

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Album Review: Hozier release maintains unworldly feel of past music, features tracks of both uplifting, contemplative nature

Andrew Hozier-Byrne is an ethereal Irish singer-songwriter who performs under the mononym Hozier. In Greek mythology, a satyr is a male nature spirit known for their love for music, dancing and sex; the two figures might just be one and the same. 

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Show Review: Netflix original series finds flow with varied cast of participants, captivates audience as episodes continue

This past Valentine’s Day, Netflix released a new original reality series called “Dating Around” about dating in New York City. “Dating Around” sets itself apart from popular dating reality shows like “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” because every half-hour episode follows a different single person.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Gabrielle Owen

Even after a 9 p.m. Sunday night a cappella rehearsal, communication major senior Gabrielle Owen projects kindness, positivity and warmth. As the president of Geneseo’s all-gender a cappella group Between the Lines, Owen assumes plenty of responsibilities, yet still finds time for the things she loves.

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Choirs perform passionate songs, demonstrate synchronization of talented individual members

Golden chandeliers and wide, opaque windows allowed light to flood the Center Street Central Presbyterian Church for the “Juntos en Canción” chorus concert on Sunday March 3. 

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Geneseo Dance Ensemble showcases routines of different genres to promote significant messages

The Alice Austin Theatre crowded with friends and family holding bouquets of flowers for the Geneseo Dance Ensemble’s performance of “Keeping on Balance” on Friday March 1. The crowd cheered and shouted encouragements after each of the individual performances, reminded of the dedication and skill of the talented dance ensemble.

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Buddy film explores bonds in face of turmoil, implores audience to make the most of each day

This month, Netflix dropped a considerable number of new original films for viewers to enjoy. Among the most recent additions to Netflix’s selections is Paddleton, Alex Lehmann’s latest drama.

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Limelight and Accents brings experienced dancer to Geneseo, promotes love in all forms

Wadsworth Auditorium quickly filled up with students and ballet fans who rushed to their seats to witness a special performance the night of Saturday Feb. 23. 

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The Oscars 2019 Review: Problematic Green Book win sets back progress at the Academy Awards

Somehow, against all odds, the 2019 Oscars awards ended up being … okay? For the first time since 1989, the Oscars went without a host, and everything in the world seemed to indicate that this was an awful idea. 

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Improv show engages audience to create unusual, enticing sketches

After Currently Known As president James Macaluso promised a “wild, sexy time” that would be “sensual, saucy and maybe a little outrageous,” the audience was treated to a hilarious show full of cigarette smoking clowns, bad jugglers and a rabid cat named Felix.

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Charismatic folk musician draws emotion from local crowd, showcases instrumental versatility

Local residents and students gathered in the warm, rustic atmosphere of Cricket’s Coffee Company on Thursday Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. to see Jackson Cavalier, the one-man folk-rock band.

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Recent Netflix horror film with all-star cast fails to thrill due to weak screenwriting, disjointed plot points

Screenwriter Dan Gilroy received immense acclaim in 2014 for his directorial debut Nightcrawler. This film established Gilroy’s unique blend of disturbing, uncanny imagery with a subtle, yet effective splash of social critique. Gilroy attempted to take his approach to the modern art world with the Netflix premiere of his latest film, Velvet Buzzsaw.

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Arts Opinion: The Oscars promise close race between award competitors

The 91st Academy Awards air on Sunday Feb. 24 and will be the culmination of a particularly contentious awards season. Many of the major awards still seem wide-open, with most lacking a clear front-runner. Yet, as is often the case, this year’s Oscars will be defined by its losers as much as it’s defined by who brings home a statue on Sunday. 

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Book Review: Merchants of Truth, by former New York Times editor Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson’s new book, Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts, is nothing if not ambitious. From the beginning, she takes it upon herself not only to depict the last 15 years for four separate news organizations, but to glean something about the state of the mainstream media. 

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Geneseo Symphony Orchestra concert pays close attention to energy of pieces, talent of performers

The hum of tuning instruments swallowed all other sounds in Wadsworth Auditorium at 3 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 17. Grouped together by instrument sections, the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra sat on stage to perform their concert, “The Mozart Effect.”

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