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REVIEW: ‘Maleficent’ sequel fails to capture magic of the original

REVIEW: ‘Maleficent’ sequel fails to capture magic of the original

A frustrating example of wasted potential
Kane Mitten, Arts & Life Editor October 17, 2019
Whereas the original was anchored by a magnetic performance from Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” relegates her to a background character in her own movie, and the film suffers because of it.
Review: Taylor Swift's 'Lover'

Review: Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’

Swift's new album released Aug. 23
Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor August 29, 2019

Taylor Swift returned this weekend with 18 new tracks on her seventh album, “Lover.” While perhaps not a groundbreaking musical masterpiece, “Lover” is a particularly important album for Swift,...

'Shazam!', DC's newest superhero film, stars Zachary Levi.

Review: Fun Times in Philadelphia with ‘Shazam!’

By uttering the titular phrase, a young boy finds himself as an adult superhero
Billy Keeney, Copy Editor April 11, 2019
“Shazam!” is a step in the right direction for the DCEU.
William Hehir of MisterWives screams during their performance at Bunbury Music Festival.

GALLERY: The biggest acts and best munchies at Bunbury 2018

Brooke Smith, Contributor June 10, 2018
The Northerner’s got you covered on the hottest acts, best food and chillest vibes at Cincinnati’s biggest summer alt-music event.
REVIEW: Black Panther

REVIEW: Black Panther

Kayla Lumpkins, Reviewer February 19, 2018

OH MY GOD. We’re only two months into 2018 and Black Panther is already the best film of the year. I was fortunate to watch the movie Thursday night before its debut and WOW. I’m still shook. I haven’t...

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REVIEW: Rich Brian – “Amen”

Kayla Lumpkins, Reviewer February 11, 2018

Rich Brian, formerly known as Rich Chigga, just dropped his highly anticipated debut album “Amen,” a cohesive body of work that proves the 18-year-old rapper from Indonesia is more than a fluke. The...

Broken Social Scene closed out the Taft Theatre on night one of Midpoint Music Festival.

REVIEW: Day one of Midpoint Music Festival

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor September 25, 2017

Food and beer trucks lined East 5th St., forming a barrier that separated Midpoint Music Festival from the rest of Cincinnati on Saturday night. Beyond the food trucks, lines of festival-goers sat against...

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