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Review: ‘T2 Trainspotting’ might just be the perfect sequel

Trainspotting is my favorite movie. The 1996 cult classic, which tells the tale of a group of Scottish heroin addicts trying to make the perfect score, has become something of a cultural touchstone. Thanks to its innovative direction by Danny Boyle, whip-smart dialogue penned by

Beloit alum plans all-female feature film

In 1896, Alice Guy-Blache directed one of the world’s first ever narrative films, La Fée aux Choux (The Cabbage Fairy). For the next 10 years, it’s guessed by historians that she was probably the only female director in the world. Female representation behind the camera

Chuck Berry, rock n’ roll legend, dies at 90

Chuck Berry, long considered to be the true king of rock n’ roll thanks to his unforgettable guitar riffs and brash attitude, died on Saturday. He was 90. According to the St. Charles County Police Department in Missouri, Berry died in his home near Wentzville,

Review: “Gang Signs and Prayer” – Stormzy

Grime, a genre previously defined by singles, loosies and pirate radio broadcasts is undergoing a major facelift. At the frontlines of the renaissance is Stormzy and his debut album Gang Signs and Prayer, a 16-song masterpiece that is chock-full of surprises. Stormzy is relatively new

Review: “Impermanence” – Peter Silberman

The Antlers always thrived on melodrama. From everyone’s favorite tearjerker Hospice to the freeform jazzy styling of Familiars, The Antlers never did anything in half measures. Perhaps it was this commitment to maximalism that ultimately cost frontman Peter Silberman his hearing. The beardy, brainy songwriter