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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.

December 7, 2019

 Caroline Polachek

Pang. The title of Caroline Polachek’s debut album is a curious piece of language. Modulating between material and nonmaterial worlds, a “pang” is a spasmic, intense feeling. It is the seizing of the chest from the sudden swell of emotion, be it shock...

December 7, 2019

The Kim family in Parasite.

The word “masterpiece” is used far too often in film criticism. Few films actually stand at the top of an auteur’s filmography as his/her crowning achievement. Even fewer films are made by true masters of cinema. For Korean writer-director Bo...

Justin Vernon and Bruce Hornsby of Bon Iver

How does an artist command a room? Sure, he could simply ask his audience for their attention; but true command demands more than that. It requires a certain power to turn your back to the audience, while holding them wit...

December 7, 2019

Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson in The Lighthouse.

Robert Eggers' new psychodrama The Lighthouse—starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson—is, simply put, a pure work of art. The black and white film follows Winslow (Pattinson), a young man who travels to a small, is...

December 7, 2019

 John Mulaney.

Disillusioned observationalist John Mulaney (COL ‘04) has succeeded largely to his ability to juxtapose today’s young-adult existentialism with zestful humor. He is adored by audiences for his acute turns of phrase, quite becoming of an English major, and...

October 31, 2019

Grandson, signed by record label Fueled by Ramen in 2016, has a passionate fan base fostered by his intense guitar riffs and biting lyrics that expose the social state of the nation and the corruption in the U.S. government. Grandson’s commitment to lyrics that expose...

October 31, 2019

 The cast of It Chapter Two. 

It premiered in 2017 to critical acclaim and shocking success in the box office. Two years later and It Chapter Two had big clown shoes to fill. The film follows the Losers as Mike Hanlon (Isaiah Mustafa) calls them back to Derry, Maine twe...

October 31, 2019

 Brad Pitt in Ad Astra.

Ad Astra, James Gray’s first major studio feature, eschews the blockbuster classification the film’s marketing has pushed forward. More in tune with the writer-director’s more arthouse fare, the film rejects its “studio film” status and weap...

August 9, 2019

 Of Monsters and Men's Fever Dream.

On July 26, Of Monsters and Men (OMAM) released their third album, Fever Dream. Listeners will not be disappointed by this fresh take on the quintessential OMAM sound. The album opens with “Alligator,” an enthusiastic chant and p...

August 5, 2019

Chance the Rapper's The Big Day.

Even if rap and hip hop isn’t your forte, Chance the Rapper’s newest album, The Big Day, released July 26, is for you. Chance has gained such popularity and following partially due to his ability to transcend boundaries of musical genres...

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