The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders

Category archive

Reviews - page 3

A Genie Wishlist: A review on the Blue Genie Art Bazaar

in Entertainment/Reviews/Showcase by

The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is an annual event specific to Austin, where hundreds of local artists showcase and sell their sculptures, jewelry, clothing, paintings, photography, knickknacks, and just about any other creative thing you can imagine. Before my visit I didn’t know quite what to expect. I had imagined a museum of some sorts…

Keep Reading

The odds were in our favor: The Hunger Games series comes to the end.

in Reviews/Showcase by

Books turned movies often include multiple parts, all leading up to the big finale. Twilight and Harry Potter fans have endured this, and now The Hunger Games fans have gone through the same process. With the release of Mockingjay Part Two, the final battles have been fought, the last bombs have gone off, and the…

Keep Reading

Moon Taxi is a band you need to know about

in Reviews by

This five-piece band hails from Nashville, and is the definition of a jam and alternative rock band. They’re the ideal band to see live – a mixture of upbeat and more mellow tracks but there’s potential for a rockin’ show. Their most recent album is their 2013 release, Mountains Beaches Cities, which features their most…

Keep Reading

Tame Impala’s CURRENTS is straight out of the ‘6o’s

in Reviews by

The Australian psych-pop band’s seventh studio album, Currents, has erupted on the airwaves. Selling 66,880 copies since its release in July, Currents is possibly the most popular of their albums, and has appealed to both longtime fans and new converts. “Eventually”, one of the most popular songs off the album, and features synth and a…

Keep Reading

The Imitation Game

in Entertainment/Reviews by

“Are you paying attention? Good. If you’re not listening carefully, you will miss things. Important things.” Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice washes over the dark theater. It is impossible to know who he is talking to, but it feels as if he is speaking to you. Are you paying attention? Are you listening? So begins The Imitation…

Keep Reading

Trio: creative expression through multimedia mash-ups

in Entertainment/Reviews/Showcase by

Misha Leybovich has worked for three years creating a new sharing device that highlights the new social media culture we see today by incorporating and innovating how people express themselves in a new conventional app called Trio. “Why social media?” says Misha Leybovich, CEO of Meograph and founder of Trio. “I think it’s to be human,…

Keep Reading

Whiplash Review

in Entertainment/Reviews/Showcase by

Whiplash: Directed by Damien Chazelle; Starring J.K. Simmons, and Miles Teller. 106 minutes, rated R. Whiplash is a brilliant film, so it’s no surprise that it won 3 Academy Awards, including best actor in a supporting role, (J.K. Simmons) best achievement in sound mixing, and best achievement in film editing. It has sharp acting, genius shot composition,…

Keep Reading

Lavish Lifestyles and Enchanting Thrills: The Grand Budapest Hotel

in Entertainment/Reviews/Showcase by

It is not often that I, a stingy teenager, pay eleven dollars of my hard earned cash to watch a two hour drama in the dark cold of a movie theater. It is even less often that I pay eleven dollars on three separate occasions to see the same movie three separate times. And it is…

Keep Reading

Boyhood Review

in Entertainment/Reviews by

Boyhood, a film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, was written and directed by Richard Linklater. It was filmed in Austin over a 12 year period with the same cast, following 6 year old Mason Jr. (Ellar Coltrane) and his family as he approaches adulthood.  The story is portrayed through Mason’s eyes, and you see him from…

Keep Reading

Netflix worthy Halloween films to watch on a full moon

in Opinion/Reviews by

With the month of October comes breezy nights, pumpkin spice, and a sudden acceptance for the combination of orange and black. After a holiday-less September, being reunited with a whole month dedicated to Halloween festivities is definitely the highlight of the fall season. While shopping for the best costume and trick-or-treating (no matter how “old” you…

Keep Reading

Sam Smith: In the Lonely Hour Review

in Entertainment/Reviews/Showcase by

Now if you’re like most of the world and have already fallen hard for Sam Smith, this review is something you could have written yourself. For those of you who haven’t yet discovered the best new artist, just wait. Sam Smith stepped into the scene in early 2014 with hits such as Latch and Stay…

Keep Reading

Magnum Photo Exhibit

in Entertainment/Local News/Reviews/Showcase by

The Magnum Art Foundation and Exhibit have captivated people’s attention for over 66 years. Recently I had the pleasure of going to a Magnum Art Exhibit and getting to see many beautiful and breathtaking photos and footage of many places and people. The exhibit told stories of war, depression, Hollywood glamour and many untold secrets…

Keep Reading

Go to Top