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“Madame Web” (2024) review: A web of confusion

"Madame Web" was better than "Morbius" but still laughably bad. If you’re looking for a date-night movie, stay out of the spider’s web.

“Argylle” (2024) review: A convoluted mess

I’m just going to come out and say it: “Argylle” bored me. Not even the star-studded ensemble cast could hold this story together.

Across the galaxy with RPO’s “The Planets”

The audience, in turn, leaves with awe, intrigue, and a heavier resonance with the distant planets that we find so familiar.

Etta Marcus’ “The Death Of Summer & Other Promises” left me indifferent

Etta Marcus’ debut album, “The Death of Summer & Other Promises,” drew me in by the title and cover, which…

“The Holdovers” (2024) review: Holding Oscar nominations

“The Holdovers,” directed by Alexander Payne, is a surprisingly upbeat and touching film that explores depression and loss.

Accomplished ethnomusicologist Dr. Kofi Agawu lectures on African Art Music at Eastman

Agawu’s lecture centered on African Art Music, a thriving genre across Africa that includes compositions hailing from the Western tradition.

Yayoi Kusama’s wonderful “Infinity Mirrored Room” open at the MAG

Her art typically depicts obsessive repetition through the use of lighting and mirrors — shown very obviously in the Mirrored Room.

‘Mean Girls’ (2024) review: A not-so-mean musical

In the last few months, Hollywood has churned out movies inspired by Broadway musicals. “Mean Girls” is no exception to this trend.

Eastman on the River Campus: Music event of the season

The music runs through the floorboards – not ordinary house party music, but sax and trumpet-led jazz, as expected from Eastman’s prodigies.

‘Saltburn’ takes a shallow dive into obsession. A deeper review

"Saltburn" builds a universe of vapidity, the depraved, and the beautiful. And like its characters, the movie is gorgeous but shallow.