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“Almost, Covid:” Director Bryan Golden Talks SCC’s Latest Theatrical Endeavor

“Almost, Covid:” Director Bryan Golden Talks SCC’s Latest Theatrical Endeavor
Leuel Bekele, A&E Editor December 16, 2020

Throughout fall quarter, SCC's newly-minted Experimental Theatre class filmed a hybrid documentary called “Almost, Covid.” Acting teacher Bryar Golden directed and produced the project alongside...

Review: The Fresh Prince Reunion

'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion' (2020), starring Tatyana Ali, James Avery, Ross Bagley.
Leuel Bekele, A&E Editor December 3, 2020

To think it’s been 30 years since “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” premiered on NBC back in September of 1990 — a debut that predates my existence on Earth by 10 years. The Legacy “The Fresh...

Review: “The Opening Act” Serves Up a Realistic Slice of the Stand-Up Scene

'The Opening Act' starring Jimmy O. Yang, Alex Moffat and Cedric the Entertainer
Leuel Bekele, A&E Editor December 3, 2020

“The Opening Act” is an independent film about an aspiring stand-up comedian named Will Chu (Jimmy O. Yang) who is given the opportunity to emcee for his favorite comedian, Billy G (Cedric the Entertainer)...

Double Exposure: “Cheers” (1982-1993)

Double Exposure: “Cheers” (1982-1993)
Nova Clark, Editor-in-Chief November 23, 2020

“Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got.” It’s a statement that most people would likely agree with. It’s also the opening line of the theme song to NBC’s “Cheers,”...

Review: ‘Lovecraft Country’ Blends Fantasy with Harsh Realism

HBO series premier of 'Love Craft Country' from Misha Green, Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams
Leuel Bekele, A&E Editor November 20, 2020

Lovecraft Country premiered in August 2020 and aired its finale in October. It’s yet another title released under Jordan Peele’s Monkey Paw Productions. Founded by Peele in 2012, the company has...

Looking Back: Chris Rocks’ Poli-Satire Head of State

'Head of the State' movie poster, starring Chris Rock & Bernie Mac
Leuel Bekele, A&E Editor November 20, 2020

The Year was 2003 Chris Rock wrote, directed, produced and acted in “Head of State” in which he plays Mays Gilliam, a black alderman in Washington D.C.. When the Democratic party’s candidate...

Review: ‘Borat Subsequent Movie Film’

Borat Subsequent Movie Film, Amazon Original
Leuel Bekele, A&E Editor November 6, 2020
Borat Subsequent Movie Film, Amazon Original

Review: ‘The Boys’ Reinvents the Modern Superhero

The Boys 2019
Leuel Bekele, A&E Editor November 6, 2020

Superheroes have ruled the zeitgeist for quite some time, but “The Boys” offers a more nuanced take on the concept. Based on a comic series of the same name that ran from October 2006 to November...

Double Exposure: “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” (1974-1975)

Double Exposure: “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” (1974-1975)
Nova Clark, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2020

In a world filled with classic horror films, an often-overlooked source of entertainment comes in the form of the horror television series. In the 1970s, ABC’s “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” brought...

Spindrift Sees Publication Despite COVID-19 Setbacks

Spindrift's cover was designed by incoming Ebbtide Visual Director Erin Krogh.
Larissa Odabai, Staff writer October 23, 2020

Since 1966, SCC’s annual art and literary journal, Spindrift, has served as a creative outlet for students and well-established artists from all over the world. This year, its 148 pages held artistic...

Review: “Tenet” a Surreal Marriage of Sci-Fi and Espionage

'Tenant' movie poster, starring  John David Washington, written and directed by Christopher Nolan
Leuel Bekele, A&E Editor October 23, 2020

When you watch “Tenet,” prepare to leave your expectations at the door. Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, it’s no wonder that this thriller’s abstract concepts have been compared to...

Double Exposure: ‘Carnival of Souls’ (1962)

Double Exposure: 'Carnival of Souls' (1962)
Nova Clark, Editor-in-Chief October 12, 2020

The 1960s produced a plethora of now-legendary horror films. “Psycho,” “The Birds” and “Rosemary’s Baby” are just a few of the titles that often dominate lists of Halloween classics. But...

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