President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha pose for a family portrait with Bo and Sunny in the Rose Garden of the White House on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

EDITORIAL: Thanks, Obama

This week is Barack Obama’s final as the 44th President of the United States. Like many, I’ve been incredibly emotional about President Obama leaving office on Friday. He was a president that transcended previous norms that had accompanied the office, and the same could be said for the First Lady, Michelle. The purpose of this editorial…

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‘Manchester by the Sea’: MOVIE REVIEW

I’ve been hearing about Manchester by the Sea for a year now. The film premiered all the way back at Sundance in January, and it’s been acclaimed by critics ever since. It’s the latest film from writer-director Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me, Margaret), which was originally going to feature a totally different cast/director…

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‘Jackie’: MOVIE REVIEW

(Fox Searchlight Pictures) Jackie really wasn’t on my radar until everybody began raving about it at the fall festivals. Because of the acclaim, Fox Searchlight picked up the distribution rights and the film premiered before the end of the year, giving the film an awards qualifying run. And watching Jackie, you understand this sentiment by…

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EDITORIAL: R.I.P. Carrie Fisher

The news of Carrie Fisher’s passing on Tuesday morning really hurt. It hurt more than most of the heartbreaking deaths that has occurred in 2016. Carrie Fisher meant so much to all of us for various reasons. For some, she’s looked at as our first crush as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films. For…

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‘Arrival’: MOVIE REVIEW

I’m mad that I didn’t see Arrival when it was first released. The new film from Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Prisoners) was one of my most anticipated of 2016 for obvious reasons. It’s a restrained science fiction film who directed one of the most restrained and best action films of the 21st century in Sicario last…