Daniel Klain is a junior assistant arts editor who has not yet declared a major. Daniel can be reached at [email protected]

‘Killing Them Softly’ stays alive, relevant

Much content has been written recently reviewing and discussing films like “Outbreak” (1995) and “Contagion” (2011). In times like these, it is intriguing to hypothetically compare and contrast pop culture’s depictions of our environment to our actual situation. Seeing if artists had the foresight to predict what was coming, not just culturally, but also politically […]

‘Better Call Saul’ picks up where it left off after putting audience on hold

After being criticized early on for a slow-moving plot, it seems like the time the writers of “Better Call Saul” (2015–)  spent world building has come back to benefit them and their viewers. In just the first three episodes of the fifth season, major plot points have moved the story further forward. Most notably, at […]

‘Lego Masters’ entertains with stacked competition

Remember the days of childhood where you’d spend hours stacking LEGO brick on LEGO brick to create something? Fox remembers. This month it debuted its new reality competition show “LEGO Masters” (2020–). The concept is pretty simple. Ten pairs start out and each week they are tasked to build something grand out of LEGOs. Two […]

‘The Good Place’ heads to the afterlife

Welcome! Everything is fine. It’s just NBC’s “The Good Place” (2016–20) has sadly come to an end. After four years on our television screens and computers, and who knows how many Jeremy Bearimys later, our gang finally solved the afterlife and even then some. During its first season, it seemed as though the network sitcom […]

Oscars predictions: What should win, will win, was snubbed, doesn’t belong

With the 92nd Academy Awards just around the corner on Feb. 9, the Tufts Daily Arts & Living team threw together some predictions for the film industry’s biggest night of the year. Each editor took the five categories that gave them most intrigue and picked who should win, who will win, who got snubbed and […]

One pope, two popes, red pope, new pope

After a three-year wait, a cloud of white smoke appeared from HBO’s office and just like that the people knew that “The New Pope” (2020–) was on TV. While technically considered a follow-up, it is essentially the sequel to Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Young Pope” (2016). “The New Pope” picks up soon after where “The Young […]

The Arts Section Presents: 2010s in film

The 2010s saw cultural milestones for film. Disney dominated big-box film — in 2015, Disney and Lucasfilm began the epic third trilogy of the “Star Wars” franchise (1977–), while Marvel dropped a whopping 21 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including four “Avengers” movies that mark the beginning and end of an era of Marvel […]

Top 10 TV shows of the decade

It’s pretty fair to say that over the course of the last decade, television as a medium has changed forever. In fact, there have been so many waves of change, not to mention the absurd amount of content produced, that you could say that maybe three decades have been mashed into the 2010s. First there […]

‘The Mandalorian’ readies, aims, misfires

Over a month ago Disney+, Disney’s new streaming service, sent everyone down a nostalgia rabbit hole when it put together a thread of all the content coming to their platform. Their upcoming supplemental original content seemed just as attractive, though. For “Star Wars” fans or Disney fanatics who signed up on the service’s first day, […]

HBO reenvisions ‘Watchmen’ for fresh new take

HBO knew what it was in for when adapting DC Comics’ “Watchmen” (1986–87). Depending on who you ask, Zack Snyder’s three-hour 2009 film adaptation is either genius or hot garbage, and the comic itself is revered by so many that showrunner Damon Lindelof had to either live up to an incredible merged vision of fiction […]

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