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The other “Portland” pokes fun at the small city and the people that call it home

Posted on September 21, 2015 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

Reigning in from Portland Oregon, the unique TV series Portlandia pokes fun at the small city and the strange people that call it their home. Although this show has been around since 2011, season 5 is now available on Netflix. In many ways, Portlandia reflects what the lifestyles of people living in Portland, ME may […]

TV Series Review: Mr. Robot

Posted on September 14, 2015 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

USA’s television series Mr. Robot  has received a 98 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, leaving viewers lacking negative feedback for a psychologically mind-bending series that uses clever plot pacing and secret layers of the main character that are sure to leave the viewer impressed. The plot of this series is simple: a computer programmer who […]

Film Review: A Walk in the Woods

Posted on September 14, 2015 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Anora Morton, Contributor The Appalachian Trail runs from Springer Mountain in Georgia, 2,200 miles North to Maine’s Mount Katahdin. This trek of a hike is very popular with young people, but A Walk in the Woods follows two seniors, Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) and his long estranged friend Stephen Katz (Nick Nolte), on their […]

Heavy Rotation Reviews

Posted on January 12, 2015 by USM Free Press in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews, Music, Recommends

Eminem, Shady XV Eminem’s new album “Shady XV” features one disc of his new material and one that has his greatest hits. His song, “Detroit Vs. Everybody” reminds listeners of how far he has come from being a man on the streets of Detroit to a world-renowned rapper. He raps, “Comin’ from them streets where […]

Film Review: Horrible Bosses 2

Posted on December 09, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Sergey Miller Although movie sequels can sometimes be predictable and annoying, the film Horrible Bosses succeeds to define the norm or boring sequel stereotype. The comedy of the first film centers around three workers trying to murder their respective bosses. This classic tale extended into Horrible Bosses 2 with a respectable twist. The new […]

Film Review: St. Vincent

Posted on November 24, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Sergey Miller St. Vincent is a new comedy starring Bill Murray, Mellissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts. In truth, it is not just a comedy but also a deeper reflection on many serious themes. This film is a reflection of human kindness, the ability of people to engender compassion and what constitutes a ‘saintly’ person. […]

Film Review: Interstellar

Posted on November 17, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Sergey Miller Interstellar, the newest movie directed by the famous Christopher Nolan, is a solid film which bends dimensions in space time and makes one ponder about even the smallest of physical phenomena in our daily life. The all-star cast of this film includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon and Michael Cain. This […]

Film Review: Nightcrawler

Posted on November 10, 2014 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

The pulse-pounding thriller Nightcrawler, directed by Dan Gilroy, tells the story of a man who is desperate for a job and discovers the high-speed world of crime journalism in Los Angeles. If you find twisted human behavior both fascinating and psychologically thrilling, than this film is a must-see. Nightcrawler tells the story of a sociopath […]

Film Review: John Wick

Posted on November 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Sergey Miller The newest action movie, John Wick, directed by David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, has a generic plot that mixes such movies as Taken and Man on Fire. However the film is still very memorable and rises above most movies that fall under the common man-takes-revenge plot. Trying to connect the idea of […]

Film Review: Gone Girl

Posted on November 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Sergey Miller The newest movie directed by David Fincher, titled Gone Girl explores the deeper psychological outlook on what it means to build relationships. Gone Girl shows the audience a very real and complex human relationships we call marriages. Based on the book written by Gillian Flynn, this movie creates ripples upon the serene […]