Welcome to The Georgetown Independent, bringing you the best of culture since 1997, complete with a dose of sass. The Georgetown Independent is Georgetown University's monthly arts and culture magazine. Check in with us for the latest on movies, TV shows, music, local artists, and more.



Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen (2013) was perhaps the most popular animated film of the last decade. Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck’s award-winning film quickly rose to the level of a cultural phenomenon, as the story of Elsa and Anna—two orphaned princesses, inspi...


Reagan Graney, 2018

Charcoal on paper


The newly opened Sandbox.

All Georgetown students know the feeling of searching desperately for a late-night study spot. While coffee shops provide a favorable ambiance for getting work done, most in the Georgetown area close far too early for students who find themselv...


Reagan Graney, 2018

Charcoal on paper


Still from Disney-Pixar’s Piper (2016)

     The release of a new Disney-Pixar movie is always a grand occasion in and of itself—really, who isn’t excited for The Incredibles 2 to arrive this summer? Despite common criticism and misunderstandings of the importa...


Portrait of Michelle Obama by Amy Sherald

       The unveiling of the Obama portraits at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery last month stirred up a public response almost as extravagant as the portraits themselves. Beautifully atypical of traditional presidential...


Black Mirror encourages viewers to consider possible consequences of technology in society

      Black Mirror is phenomenal. Period. In fact, among the dozens of other Netflix recommendations that I have received over the years, I can say without a doubt that ...


Shot from the World War II thriller Dunkirk. 

1. Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan has done it again with Dunkirk, a beautifully illustrated and emotionally stirring World War II thriller. A recount of the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, Nolan’s film offers an engaging...


The cast of Kenneth Branagh’s new Murder on the Orient Express

     Everyone is a suspect. Kenneth Branagh’s star-studded adaptation of Agatha Christie’s beloved novel Murder on the Orient Express has mystery-lovers and thrill-seekers alike bursting with excit...

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