Sandler’s performance as Howard Ratner creates an air of tension and anxiety throughout the film. courtesy A24

Adam Sandler delivers gripping performance in “Uncut Gems”

Despite its intensity, the Safdie Brothers’ film was not nominated for any Academy Awards. The prospect of a new Adam Sandler movie is almost universally met with a chorus of groans, and for good reason. However, the Safdie Brothers’ new drama thriller “Uncut Gems” may finally break Sandler’s streak of gutterballs. Adam Sandler plays Howard […]

“The Starless Sea” centers on Zachary, a student in Vermont, as he navigates a mysterious world within books. courtesy Doubleday

Erin Morgenstern promotes “The Starless Sea” in Tulsa

Morgenstern gave a heartfelt talk about her career and personal life at Magic City Books. On the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 15, Magic City Books partnered with IDL Ballroom for their first author event of 2020. Erin Morgenstern has garnered quite the literary following, as evidenced by the fact that about a third of the […]

Taron Egerton starred as Elton John in “Rocketman,” a fantastical musical adaptation of John’s life. courtesy Paramount Pictures

“Rocketman” unfairly overlooked at Oscars

The film recounting Elton John’s life was more factually accurate than “Bohemian Rhapsody,” yet fared worse in award show nominations. Earlier this week, the nominations for the upcoming Oscars released to quite a bit of controversy. The film “Rocketman” only received a single nomination; the biopic was nominated for Best Original Song. “(I’m Gonna) Love […]

“Pain and Glory” centers on the story of washed out director, Salvador Mallo, played by Antonio Banderas. courtesy Sony Pictures

Films in 2019 striking but snubbed in award shows

The top 10 films of 2019 prove memorable and innovative. Every year, when considering my top ten list, I organize it based off of a theme. Sometimes it’s the films I think are objectively the best of the year; sometimes it’s what I enjoyed the most. This year my list is organized around what has […]

Abby Bozarth, Audrey McSperitt-Schmidt and Dana Fitzgerald-Maher perform together as the Vintage Wildflowers. photo by Stasha Cole

The Vintage Wildflowers bring elegance to their performances

The three-woman band combines virtuosic singing and instrumentalism to every show. On Thursday, Jan. 16, the Vintage Wildflowers graced Lorton Performance Center with a concert. I had never listened to any of their songs, and I wasn’t even sure what type of music they played, but the band name invoked images of pastures and bookstores, […]

“Parasite” is the first ever Korean film to win Best Foreign Film. courtesy CJ Entertainment

Golden Globes awards make history in several categories

Award recipients gave heartfelt and powerful speeches drawing attention to issues ranging from representation to climate change. The 77th annual Golden Globes awards aired on Sunday, Jan. 5 with Ricky Gervais hosting the show for the fifth time. This year he hypocritically told celebrities to not use their speeches as a platform to bring politics […]

The Collegian’s best music of 2019

Emily Every: Luke De-Sciscio – “Good Bye Folk Boy” 2019 has felt apocalyptic in more ways than I’d really like to get into for an album blurb on a college newspaper, but, to say the least, it’s been a year that’s loomed large over the horizon of popular culture. We’re all philosophizing and deconstructing and […]

A case illustrates the influence of magic in popular culture through objects like Day of the Dead candles and crystals. photo by Stasha Cole

McFarlin exhibits occult and mystical materials

Special Collections hosts books and objects, educating viewers about the history and practices of mysticism. This semester, McFarlin Library is showcasing an exhibit called “Magic and Mystical: The Occult” in the Special Collections library. The display includes five cases of books and occult objects, both old and new. The collection’s didactic texts explained that “the […]

“Love, Loss, and What I Wore” explores the female experience

The Tulsa Performing Arts Center presented this touching performance of short pieces that look to the diverse lives of women. The Tulsa Performing Arts Center’s Liddy Doegnes Theater has been home to the OK World Stage Theater Company’s production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore” for the past week. The play, based upon the […]

The Symphony Orchestra performed the overture to Berlioz’s “Beatrice and Benedict,” Mozart’s “Concerto in C Minor” and Lutoslawski’s “Concert for Orchestra.” courtesy Tulsa Symphony

Tulsa Symphony brings guests to perform classics concert

Visiting conductor Gerhardt Zimmermann led the orchestra in performing Mozart concerto with soloist Robin Sutherland. On Saturday, Nov. 16, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra gave an intense performance from the works of Berlioz (1803-1869), W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) and Lutoslawski (1913-1994). From the moment the concert started until it ended, the audience was captivated by the […]