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Remembering “KUCR: A Retrospective”

Sarah Bazzy /HIGHLANDER During September of 2019, a group of KUCR DJs gathered at the radio station for a weekly meeting to discuss how an exhibit at Pain...

Radar Replay: ‘Shrek 2’ is a cultural landmark in animation

Courtesy of Dreamworks Pictures “Shrek 2”’s cult following didn’t start recently — the film made more than five times their budget at the box office, became the highest-grossing...

The war on WiFi: fighting game communities unite to thrive and survive in laggy...

Lag has always been the most despised part of any online video game experience. It causes frustration and anger in gamers everywhere because of its prevalence in the modern connected world. While each game...

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ is mostly run-of-the-mill but offers a handful of evocative moments

  After several pandemic-related delays, the latest installment of the DC Extended Universe, “Wonder Woman 1984” (WW84), was released on HBO Max on Christmas Day. Patty Jenkins returns as director alongside Gal Gadot as Diana...

‘Thunder Force’’s lackluster comedy is elevated by its strong female leads

“Thunder Force,” which premiered on Netflix with stars Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer at the forefront as Lydia and Emily, presents two former friends who become superheros after genetically altering their DNA. The film...

Radar Replay: The first two seasons of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ are a perfect...

To fans of the horror genre and Robert Kirkman’s “The Walking Dead” comic series, Halloween was a very special day to look forward to back in 2010, as the highly-anticipated “The Walking Dead” TV...

‘The Fallout’ is an evocative masterpiece

Director Megan Park outlines the anxiety and fear that our society has gone through in her directorial debut, “The Fallout.” The movie centers around Vada (Jenna Ortega), a 16-year-old student who undergoes the trauma...

‘Turn Up the Sunshine’ might be your next summer anthem

A perfect blend of funk and pop is delivered by Diana Ross and Tame Impala on “Turn Up the Sunshine.” The ’70s-inspired sound is conveyed perfectly with groovy brass and bass. The retro sound...

More than just a game: the intricate and subtle beauty of JRPGs

The realm of Japanese role-playing video games (JRPGs) is a vast one. The genre, whose most iconic traits would be its anime-esque aesthetic alongside occasionally absurd elements, is so expansive that from an outside...

“Russian Doll” is an exclusive invitation to the world’s longest birthday party

Describing Netflix’s new series, “Russian Doll” as simply “good” would be doing it a huge disservice. Set in New York City, the series begins with software engineer, Nadia Vulvokov, staring at her reflection in...