The Horizon

An overview of the 35th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Wesley Stenzel, Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 22, 2020

The 35th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival is officially underway. The 11-day movie extravaganza kicked off last Wednesday night with the world premiere of “A Bump Along the Way,” a Northern Irish dramedy surrou...

“Faith Ba$ed” satirizes Christian film industry

Craig Odenwald, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

In a Horizon Q&A, Director Luke Barnett dove into the inspiration behind “FAITH Ba$ED,” his new film that satirizes the Christian film industry that premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this week. Q: ...

Easy Life’s “Junk Food” redefines good music taste

Emily Hoang, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Craving new music? Easy Life delivers on their latest mixtape “Junk Food” with seven songs that tackle the complexity of unhealthy lifestyles under the unexpected guise of dynamic tones, expressive lyrics, and upbeat melodies. Ev...

Our favorite films of 2019

Our favorite films of 2019

November 20, 2019

Our favorite albums of 2019

Craig Odenwald, Gabriel Farhadian, Korbin Breeden, Wesley Stenzel, and Luke Spicer

November 20, 2019

The Band Camino - tryhard The album “tryhard” ushers in a new era of energy and excitement for The Band Camino. Prior installments like “My Thoughts on You” and “Heaven” were more contemplative, moody, and less wi...

A 14-year-old Disney fan explores Disney Plus

Griffin Stenzel, Guest Writer

November 20, 2019

Disney theme park enthusiasts will adore the six-part documentary “The Imagineering Story.” Disneyland aficionados like myself will especially appreciate the behind-the-scenes stories and original design and construction images. Filled with interesting facts and captivating footage, “The Imagineering Story” delivers a show as magical as the parks.

“The Mandalorian” is a return to form for “Star Wars”

Craig Odenwald, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

“The Mandalorian,” the crown jewel of Disney Plus’ original streaming shows, has an innate understanding of not just what makes “Star Wars” tick, but of classic adventure storytelling. Make no mistake, it’s still set a ...

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