Movie Review: Exploring the bittersweetness of artistry in “Tick, Tick…Boom!”

Upon the shoulders of every artist, there exists the dreary burden of reality that success is unlikely to happen in his or her lifetime — or ever. Very few sacrifice their friendships...

Exploring the magic of Colombia with Disney’s “Encanto”

Beyond the musings of the drug cartels in “Narcos” and the occasional PBS documentary on the Amazon Rainforest, Colombia is not well known for its appearances in present-day media. However, on Nov....

Movie review: Spider-Man: No Way Home

Director Jon Watt’s highly-anticipated “Spider-Man: No Way Home” hit theaters on Dec. 17, 2021. Along with many that grew up with Spider-Man as their favorite superhero, I was ecstatic at the end...

The abuse of tradition in “Pope Michael”

A liberal arts education combined with a staunch Catholic identity relies on the past to move towards the future. Tradition is graphed on the heart of UD and its mission.

An eclectic electric Spotify suggestion: “A Freak Grows in Brooklyn”

Fellow Spotify users and addicts alike are surely familiar with the experience of the black rabbit hole: scrolling through suggestions and playlists, created by the official Spotify account or by randos, looking...

Growth and maturity in “Spirited Away”

In the spirit of Halloween, what could be better than a movie about spirits and magic? While this article may be released a few days after Halloween, it is hoped that the...

Midnight Mass and reclaiming the good, true and beautiful

As Halloween comes and goes and people embrace the utterly frightening, the popular Netflix show “Midnight Mass” has gained notoriety for being just as frightening as the usual ghoulish gore that surrounds...

A dystopia of human excellence in “Gattaca”

Before getting into the thick of things, we must ask the reader to forgive us for sounding a bit pretentious as we lay some principles of proper science fiction. 

The weight of leadership in Kenneth Branagh’s “Henry V”

What does it mean to be a leader? Such a question often brings divisive responses.  Despite the abundance of differences in defining a leader, there is a standard of...

Dedication to Truth in “A Hidden Life”

The history of the Church has been formed and defined by the sacrifice by her many martyrs. Martyrdom is considered one of the greatest honors that can be bestowed upon a faithful...

Belonging in “The Breakfast Club”

Most of us are familiar with a very stereotypical experience: the high school retreat. You are taken out to a random cabin in the middle of the woods, the food isn’t great,...

The struggle for truth in “Risen”

“Quid est veritas?” The question posed by Pilate during the trial of Jesus Christ is one that has lasted until today, and it is an accurate depiction of modern man’s tendency to...

An old script with relevant content: “An Enemy of the People”

As a testament to the endurance of literature, an adaptation of a nearly 150-year-old Norwegian play reflects the political and economic turmoil of the current pandemic. Despite the limitations...

Moving towards marvelous: “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”

Last Friday, the final episode of "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," Marvel Studios’ second limited series to be released on Disney+, was aired. Spoilers to follow. You have been warned. 

“Super 8:” the quintessential summer blockbuster

It’s 1979. A shady government organization conducts experiments outside of a small midwestern town. These experiments go too far, and something escapes. Soon after, strange things begin to happen in this tiny...