With the weather growing colder and outdoor activities looking more unappealing, what better way to spend your free time than at the movie theater? The past year was a fantastic one for cinema, from increasing intersectionality in box office hits such as “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asian…

College students are taking a sigh of relief now that winter break has finally started. For the next three weeks, we have no more essays, quizzes or finals to take. We can finally sit back, relax and catch up on — or, in some cases, rewatch — some of the best performances of 2018. But, befor…

With cold weather in our midst, what better thing to do than catch up on movie-watching this holiday season? From social justice films revolving around Oakland (“Black Panther,” “Blindspotting” “Sorry to Bother You”) to innovative horror flicks (“Hereditary,” “Annihilation” “Mandy”), 2018 ha…

If you’re the average college kid back home from school, your life usually consists of two things: working as many hours you can or binge-watching new shows. If you are the latter type, then lounging on the couch streaming tv shows is your idea of taking some “self-care” time after a long sc…

Winter is the season of “best of” lists, with 2018 coming to a close and award season looming just around the corner. Many independent and lower budget films released earlier in the year get left out of the conversation as December fills up with big budgets and high-profile stars competing f…

It’s here: February 14th has made its dreaded return. Couples are sprouting like flowers in the Spring, and girls everywhere are preparing to DTR (define the relationship) with their significant other—most of whom are blissfully unaware that they are about to be hit with this fateful discuss…

Sequels that outshine the originals are exceedingly rare, but “Paddington 2” pulls this lofty feat off with aplomb. The film has officially broken Rotten Tomatoes’ record for the best-reviewed film, previously set by last year’s “Lady Bird.” Though the “Paddington” films have been huge box o…

It was a bit of a strange year for Hollywood. Blockbusters continued to dominate the box office and frustrate critics. The industry faced months of moral reckoning via horrific sexual assault allegations. Disney casually dropped $50 billion to buy every superhero you love. Studios gave women…

This year brought a slew of new and exciting TV shows to TVs and phone screens across the country. Many addressed the current political climate. Some chose to ignore it and focus on other concepts such as mortality. Other series returned to the humor that brought audiences to them in the fir…

Every year features both great and disappointing art, so Emerald arts writers decided to kick off the best of season with releases that fell flat. These aren’t the worst releases of 2017, but instead, the things that we were excited for that didn’t live up to expectations or didn’t even come…

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