Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Movie Talk: Call Me By Your Name

Posted on February 07, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Ben Theriault, Staff Writer Luca Guadagnino’s newest film and final addition to his thematic Desire trilogy—Call Me by Your Name—proves to be a beautifully devastating meditation on sexual awakening, first love, self acceptance and loss. The film stars Timothee Chalamet as a precocious 17 year old, Elio, and Armie Hammer as a 24 year old […]

Melding mediums, presence of art in nature

Posted on February 07, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Mary Ellen Aldrich, Arts & Culture Editor The idea of art in nature, both as human-generated pieces and as a naturally occurring phenomenon, is something that is of intrigue to many people. Everyone will at some point look at some small product of nature and marvel at its existence. However, these things are all around, […]

Danny Evarts’ new exhibit creates a nostalgic and bittersweet time

Posted on February 06, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Eliza Bachkovsky, Graphic Designer The “Stolen Dreams, Plundered Memories” exhibit found in the Gorham Art Gallery  depicts how humanity is united under a universal and collective idea of memory that has shaped us all. The collection of items here will have you reflecting on your own childhood, and pondering the vague feelings and associations of […]

Local artists, diverse representation at PMA

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Ben Theriault, Staff Writer The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) has an eclectic array of art from all over the world. The museum boasts a collection housing 18,000 individual works, with artists featured such as Edward Hopper, Rene Magritte, Edvard Munch and Andy Warhol; PMA has a prestigious variety. Despite having countless pivotal pieces, PMA […]

Movie Talk: Phantom of the Paradise

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Eliza Bachkovsky, Staff Writer   A forgotten cult classic called Phantom of the Paradise (1974) can be equally appreciated by both those looking for a timeless, clever, sophisticated classic or by more casual moviegoers looking for an immersive, funny, action and drama packed storyline. Phantom of the Paradise draws the general shape of its emotionally […]

Superficial reality and fabricated perfection

Posted on January 28, 2018 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Liz Trudel, Staff Writer Society is persistently revolving itself around the premises of social media platforms. Instagram is one of the most prized platforms of all. The website allows individuals to capture their lives through photographs and videos by posting them to their profile where followers can like and comment on the content. To many, […]

Third Planet of the Apes takes a different approach to war

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Dan Kilgallon For someone who loves their movies in threes, I was pretty excited to pick up War for the Planet of the Apes when it finally hit Blu-ray/DVD a few weeks ago. The film completes what I consider to be an underrated science fiction trifecta that began with 2011’s Rise and followed up with […]

Nan Goldin exhibit showcases the need for chosen family

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Johnna Ossie Nan Goldin’s photography is the kind of deeply personal art that makes you want to immediately sob, laugh and kiss the person closest to you. On display at the Portland Museum of Art through Dec. 31, this is the first time Goldin’s work has been shown in Maine. The last time it was […]

First Light: A discussion of Native Tribes

Posted on November 08, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Sam Margolin “The trees and stone bore witness to their suffering and for generations as they have stood in solemn prayer. Generations of grief and hope rooted deeply in this land that I think I own. There are voices, which have been silenced, and they are dying to be heard. I can only stop talking […]

Samhain: A Celebration of Life and Death

Posted on October 23, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

Ben Theriault Whether it be through festive food, favorite horror movies, or costumes, many people are embracing the Autumn spirit and preparing for Halloween. Amongst all of the sweets and parties it can be easy to ignore the origins of Halloween and what exactly is being commemorated through the festivities. Many of the traditions associated […]