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‘Madagascar’ delves into painful memories, intertwined stories

‘Madagascar’ delves into painful memories, intertwined stories

By John Lavanga / A&E Editor

February 5, 2014

Stage presence is an ever-important aspect of performance. How actors carry themselves onstage announces the nature of their existence in the space to the audience and other actors. Great stage presence not only draws attention to the performers, but also silently articulates how they affect the world...

“Heads” takes poignant look at wartime imprisonment

By Gideon Bradshaw / Senior Staff Writer

February 3, 2014

Warzones and prisons may be Americans’ favorite places. In the popular imagination, both represent Hobbesian settings where life is “nasty, brutish and short” as characters blur pre-existing lines of social class in the immediacy of their fight for survival.E.M. Lewis’ “Heads,” directed b...

‘The Wolf of Wall Street:’ Scorsese’s dumbed down ode to stock market’s criminal element

By John Lavanga / A&E Editor

December 21, 2013

         “The Wolf of Wall Street”Directed by: Martin ScorseseStarring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot RobbieGrade: B-It wasn’t more than a year ago that audiences found Leonardo DiCaprio taking a high-profile step away from his now-ubiquitous heartthrob persona to play the disturbin...

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