At once bold and unassuming, Jesse Moss’s documentary “The Overnighters,” now streaming on Netflix, delivers an unsettling exposé of the crippled American Dream. Shortlisted for the Oscar’s Best Documentary Feature, the film is an exceptionally well-chronicled narrative of crushed fantasies, an account that is both heartbreaking and chilling.
It is a basic tenet of the American Dream that if you work hard, you will be rewarded. Today, that is no longer true. As technology continues to widen the gap between the winners and losers of the economic rat race, we need to figure out how to incentivize people to try in spite of increasingly low odds of success.
Binge watching is quickly becoming the new mode of TV consumption, but we should be wary of the future it beckons. Binge watching not only harms our psychological and physical health, but also reveals a disturbing modern desire to escape from our realities.
Although autumn is rife with new series on television, not everything is guaranteed to be great. Television pilots can’t accurately determine the quality of a show, but these four series currently airing on television (the exception being “Manhattan Love Story,” which was recently cancelled) have continued to disappoint. Here are our suggestions of what you…
Although Netflix has been the leader in original, critically acclaimed streaming series, Amazon Prime Instant Video is giving Netflix something to worry about with the release of its newest series “Transparent.” Critics are buzzing about this show, and here are five reasons why you should be watching, too.
Do you ever find yourself searching for a new show to binge watch on Netflix? Have you already gone through “BreakingBad” and “Orange is the New Black” and need something new? Then this article is perfect for you. 5. “Freaks and Geeks” This ‘80s TV show is a coming-of-age story of regular freaks and geeks…
Tired of mainstream films and want to explore the endless treasure chest that is independent film? If so, this list is for you.
Another “quirky” movie featuring twenty-somethings struggling with post-grad crises in the big city? Nuh-uh. “Frances Ha,” directed by Noah Baumbach, is like no other. The film centers around Frances Halladay (Greta Gerwig), who tries to make it as a modern dancer in New York. Frances struggles with her relationship with her best friend Sophie, her romantic interests, her identity as a dancer and the ever nagging issue of how to pay rent. According to Sophie, “the only people who can afford to be artists in New York are rich.” The beauty of the movie resides in Frances’ undying enthusiasm despite her struggles. The film may come off as a little weak plot-wise, but it makes up for it with stunningly realistic and humorous dialogue, a wicked soundtrack (Bowie, anyone?) and a dazzling performance by Gerwig. “Frances Ha” is not to be missed.
Campus has been unusually quiet for the past two weeks. It would make sense to chalk it up to a protracted midterm season, but I have a feeling (and a Facebook newsfeed to back it up) that Netflix’s release of the entire second season of House of Cards has something to do with it—heck, I…