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Santa Barbara International Film Festival commences 34th season

Wesley Stenzel, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

Three things are certain in Santa Barbara: death, taxes, and the city’s International Film Festival. In spite of tragedies like last year’s mudslides and inconveniences like this year’s weather complications, the festival is ...

“Aquaman” delivers DC its biggest hit yet

Wesley Stenzel, Staff Writer

January 22, 2019

Following the spectacular failure of 2017’s “Justice League,” Warner Brothers and the DC Extended Universe needed a win. In an era when Marvel’s “Avengers” films crack a billion dollars in a matter of weeks, DC’s ow...

The 1975 explore modernity and the Internet on new album

Wesley Stenzel, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

In the intro to the music video for the 1975’s “Give Yourself a Try,” singer and frontman Matty Healy proclaims, “I’m unbelievably sentimental, and the best thing would be to actually be as earnest as I feel.” The...

Remembering the life and legacy of Stan Lee

Wesley Stenzel, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018

Superhero fans around the world were saddened by the death of comic book legend Stan Lee last Monday. Lee was best known for his work with Marvel Comics, where he co-created many of the company’s most iconic characters, includi...

Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” fails to charm

Wesley Stenzel, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Please Note: Light spoilers for season 1 of “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” ahead. A young orphan, raised by his aunt, comes of age with the new development of his magical abilities. He’s part of a trio of friends...

“Bohemian Rhapsody” hits most of the right notes

Wesley Stenzel, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Almost all biopics share a unifying problem: it’s incredibly difficult to condense a person’s entire life into a two-hour movie. It’s even more challenging when the subject has lived a life as tumultuous and well-known as...

Jeff Goldblum brings jazz, jokes to UCSB

Wesley Stenzel, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

Jeff Goldblum’s foray into music is the perfect representation of his film career. The 66-year-old actor-turned-jazz-pianist, best known for his bizarrely charming roles in “Jurassic Park” and “Independence Day” perf...

Arctic Monkeys rock Santa Barbara Bowl

Wesley Stenzel, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

There are many bands that make more interesting music than the Arctic Monkeys.  Many artists write cleverer lyrics, or catchier hooks, or more emotionally-resonant melodies.  The Monkeys’ style isn’t particularly unique–...

Upside Down Kingdom releases debut album

Wesley Stenzel, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

Kieran Clark and Olivia Essen have had a busy year. In just the last semester, their worship music collective Upside Down Kingdom has played multiple mini-concerts on Westmont’s campus, in addition to leading a weekly worship nig...

Senior art students open spooky showcase

Wesley Stenzel, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018

Students seeking Halloween spooks should look no further than the bottom floor of Adams Center, which has been temporarily transformed into a creepy forest. Senior art students Lauren Koo and Maddie Godinez installed their latest ...

“Venom” slithers to theatres sans Spider-Man

Wesley Stenzel, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018

Following a summer of superhero mega-hits such as Disney’s “Avengers: Infinity War” and Fox’s “Deadpool 2,” Sony will release its latest comic-book film “Venom” this Friday, October 5th. While he’s very familiar...

Streaming scores at 70th Emmys

Wesley Stenzel, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018

Network television’s downfall continued on September 17 as streaming and cable programming dominated the 70th Emmy Awards. The ceremony, hosted by “Saturday Night Live” cast members Colin Jost and Michael Che, saw tradi...

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