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Bohemian Rhapsody is no Freddie Mercury biopic, unfortunately
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Bohemian Rhapsody is no Freddie Mercury biopic, unfortunately

For almost a decade now, Brian May of Queen has continually teased fans of the band about the highly anticipated Freddie Mercury biopic. For years, he’s been reassuring fans that the film would depict the reality of everything that unfolded throughout the band’s career, and, above all else, be true to lead singer Mercury’s legacy….

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Tarker’s Thunderbodies surreally creates laughs

What happens when classic absurdity meets the modern conceptions of war? The answer, for playwright Kate Tarker, is Thunderbodies, the latest production from the boundary-pushing Soho Rep. Directed with zeal by Lileana Blain-Cruz, this inferno of a comedy takes the extremes and pushes them in newer — though not always successful — directions. Tarker clearly…

Disney film captivatingly returns to familiar Nutcracker story
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Disney film captivatingly returns to familiar Nutcracker story

Walt Disney Studios is famous for its adaptations and movies of well known stories; the release of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms should come as no surprise. While keeping some aspects of the source materials — E.T.A. Hoffmann’s short story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” and Marius Pepita’s “Nutcracker Ballet” — Disney’s adaption…

Big Apple Circus isn’t as wondrous as you remember it to be
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Big Apple Circus isn’t as wondrous as you remember it to be

The Big Apple Circus, performing at Lincoln Center until Jan. 27, was the circus of childhood memories. The circus tent, though small, was decorated with lights. A rainbow of colors and big carnival signs offered the various food and souvenirs available. A bar was open and all kinds of carnival foods and heart-attack-inducers were for…

Baruch student studies business, makes music
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Baruch student studies business, makes music

“I don’t know where I go, but I don’t lay low, no no no no no no.” Gabe Ayzenberg doesn’t want to be boxed in. His language is littered with the slang words of club songs, his hair tousled and eyes tired. A Baruch College sophomore currently majoring in business, Ayzenberg makes music in his…

Met features vibrant show Samhara, fusing cultures through dance
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Met features vibrant show Samhara, fusing cultures through dance

In Hindu custom, the art of dance transcends the common interpretation of being merely a physical form rooted in entertainment. The origins of South Asian dance can be traced back thousands of years, where dancers are pictured on caves praising to gods with their dramatic representations of religious themes. To this day, sculptures depicting dance…

The death of FilmStruck creates a void for all film enthusiasts
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The death of FilmStruck creates a void for all film enthusiasts

On Oct. 26, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. announced the shutdown of FilmStruck, a streaming service for classic, foreign, arthouse and other films, to occur on Nov. 29. The service has been active since November 2016, offering one-of-a-kind streaming access to films from the Criterion Collection, Turner Classic Movies archives and — as of this year…

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