Author: Anna-Maria Rahkonen

Lady Bird is Not your average coming of Age movie

By: Anna  Rahkonen Lady Bird is not your average coming-of-age film. In fact, it’s so wonderfully and exceptionally un-average that it has recently broke the Rotten Tomatoes record for the most favorably reviewed movie on their site to date. Lady Bird was written and directed by Greta Gerwig, a multi-talented young filmmaker who has collaborated on other notable and critically praised films such as Frances Ha. In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig has excelled in crafting a teenage dramedy that feels as if it has been owed to audiences, young ones especially, for decades. The characters and situations are authentic and...

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Modern Music Pioneer Rostam Batmanglij, New Album, Half Light

By: Anna Rahkonen   Half-Light is the debut album from Vampire Weekend alum, Rostam Batmanglij. Rostam pioneered most of the musical direction during his time with Vampire Weekend, adding pop and R&B qualities that shook up the band’s genre and musical barriers. Post Vampire Weekend, Rostam offered his pop talents to artists such as Solange, Haim, Santigold, Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Frank Ocean. Fast forward to 2017, and Half-Light fully delivers what we were only offered glimpses of during his tenure with Vampire Weekend and his collaborations with other artists in the mainstream and underground. It is clear...

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Brockhampton Burst on the Scene with Saturation II

The Texas-based hip hop collective, or “boy band”, Brockhampton burst onto the scene in June with the release of their debut album Saturation. Saturation earned the boy band critical acclaim for their effortless charm and style, themes of self-love and friendship, and an undeniable loyalty to each other and their work. To the surprise of fans and the music community alike, they returned with the release of Saturation II on August 1st and the announcement of a third and final installment of the Saturation trilogy. Brockhampton has proved that they are on the track of pioneering rap/hip hop into...

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