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Monday, November 12, 2018

In Retrospect – The Lion King: Disney’s Magnum Opus

Let me paint you a picture of three monumental events that occurred in the warm summer month of June 1994. June 15: Walt Disney Pictures introduces the world to the colorful characters of Simba,...

In Memoriam: Leonard Cohen 1934-2016

This month augured two tragedies on the world stage: One, the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States and two, the passing of legendary singer-songwriter, poet, novelist, overall genius, Leonard Cohen....

In Retrospect: The Magic of David Bowie

It’s difficult for me to write this piece for a few reasons: One, that whatever you may think of when conjuring David Bowie up in your mind has probably already been said in the...

In Retrospect – A Series of Unfortunate Events

Dear Reader, If you have begun reading this, then that could only mean that you have arrived at the Arts & Entertainment section of The Highlander, UCR’s student-run school newspaper. You have turned the pages...

In Retrospect: Blade Runner

Canonical cinema rarely gets much richer than Ridley Scott’s 1982 film “Blade Runner.” Of course, by “Blade Runner” I refer to the “Final Cut,” Scott’s definitive version of the film whose themes are mirrored...

In Retrospect: Yoko Ono is a fucking genius

To the reader: I understand, you are rolling your eyes at the prospect of having to respect a musician as universally written off as Yoko Ono, but I assure you that this is a...