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Silent film speaks loudly to viewers

Jeff Powers February 16, 2012

“The Artist” has been receiving an enormous amount of praise and award nominations in recent months. After seeing it I can safely say that it is deserving of all the accolades. The movie is...

Bright scenes give ‘Horse’ artistic image

Jeff Powers February 2, 2012

I must admit that I was skeptical about the film “War Horse” before seeing it. I had reservations about how a kid-friendly Disney project would portray World War I, one of the most gruesome conflicts...

The Black Keys drive album to top of list

Jeff Powers January 19, 2012

The Black Keys are single-handedly saving popular music from the fakeness and softness that has been infused in the music industry in recent years. They are doing so by bringing a smash mouth style,...

‘Rum Diary’ delivers tipsy plot details

Jeff Powers November 3, 2011

“The Rum Diary” is a rather uneventful film starring Johnny Depp reprising his role as a mostly-biographical character created by the famous journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson. The film...

‘Moneyball’ sets unusual plot goals

Jeff Powers October 20, 2011

“Moneyball” is a very interesting film adaptation of the non-fiction book of the same name. The film follows the story of Billy Beane, the real life general manager of the Oakland Athletics...

‘Tomboy’ a soul-searching album

Jeff Powers April 20, 2011

Panda Bear is the stage name of Noah Lennox, a founding member of Animal Collective and pioneer of the musical movement “chillwave.” The genre uses heavy synthesizers, sequencers, drum machines and...

‘Limbs’ adopts organic motive

Jeff Powers February 24, 2011

To say that Radiohead is the most innovative band of our generation would be an understatement. The English alt-rockers possess a discography that reads like testament to musical evolution, from the expressive...

‘Blake’ an aesthetic experience

Jeff Powers February 17, 2011

With modern music dominated by technology that allows anyone and their cat to make a record, it is amazing that James Blake can find an empty niche to release something unique. On his self-titled debut...

Decemberists’ latest heavily influenced

Jeff Powers February 10, 2011

Portland’s indie-nerd archetype, The Decemberists, landed a No.1 record with its latest release, “The King Is Dead.”  This may come as some surprise, considering it follows 2009’s “The Hazards...

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