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Spanish Film Festival starts strong with ‘Ixcanul’

This weekend, the Spanish Film Festival kicked off with a showing of Ixcanul, an award-winning film made by Jayro Bustamante. Ixcanul, which translates to volcano, follows the life of a seventeen year old girl named María as she is coming of age. At the beginning

Review: ‘La La Land’ poised to sweep Oscars

From the director that brought us the Academy Award winning movie Whiplash, comes another Oscar bound movie, La La Land, the story of a struggling actress and jazz musician trying to make it big in Hollywood. La La Land presents us with a plot that

‘Alaska’ art gallery wows at Gallery ABBA

If stunning landscape photos are your cup of tea, then you must check out Gallery ABBA’s newest exhibit, Alaska, by Jesse Wiles’19. (Editor’s Note: Wiles is an editor with The Round Table). The show consists of 14 entrancing and unframed photos taken by student-photographer Wiles on

Review: ‘Rogue One’ experiments, underwhelms

It has been more than a month since I saw Rogue One, the first standalone film in the Star Wars franchise, and I still cannot decide if I was pleasantly surprised or a little disappointed. I suppose it was a little of both. On many

The erasure of politics in Trump’s inauguration concert

Trying to make sense of the controversy surrounding Donald Trump’s inauguration performances is like trying to make sense of the election itself; a bit darkly comedic perhaps, but mostly just depressing. Despite Trump’s claim that “we will have the biggest celebrities in the world” at

Review: ‘Arrival’ deserving of Academy recognition

To date, no science fiction films have ever collected the top prize of Best Picture at the Academy Awards. With any luck, that might just change this year thanks to Arrival, a heady and stunning slice of hard sci-fi that strokes just about every cinematic

The Round Table’s Top 5 Albums of 2016

2016 has been an unadultered shitstorm, from beginning to end. But through it all, there has been one continual solace: music. From Animal Collective to David Bowie to Radiohead, many of music’s biggest names — young and old — released new material this year, giving

Gallery ABBA opens Hugo Alvarez’s recent works

This article was originally published on Nov. 23, 2015. As the first snowflakes started falling on Friday, Nov. 20, students found a refuge in the glowing Gallery ABBA building downtown to witness the opening of Hugo Alvarez’16’s art exhibition “Recent Works.” A food table was

Review: ‘Hardwired…To Self-Destruct’ – Metallica

In light of all the animosity and hostility that has sprung up around campus, sometimes people just need to sit down with some nice, light listening material and enjoy some gentle strums on the guitar. You know, from a band like Metallica. That’s right, the