Jocelyn Contreras

Jocelyn Contreras an Assistant Arts Editor at the Daily. She's a junior studying Film and Drama. She can be reached at

‘Girls’ gets ready to say goodbye in final season premiere

The final season of “Girls” (2012-2017) premiered on Sunday, marking the beginning of the end. There’s no denying that Lena Dunham created something special, and whether people agree with or scoff at the idea that she is “the voice of this generation,” one can’t help but admire the power this show has had in catalyzing […]

Larraín, Portman stun in ‘Jackie’

When movie-goers got wind that Natalie Portman would be playing Jackie Kennedy — not yet Onassis — in Pablo Larraín’s “Jackie” (2016), there is no doubt they thought, “Well that makes sense.” Make no mistake: Nothing in her performance is conventional. She has outdone herself, if that is even possible. “Jackie” was released on Dec. 2, just two […]

Drama and Dance Professor of the Practice collaborates with students, enriches studies

The Film and Media Studies (FMS) program at Tufts might be new, having graduated its inaugural class in May, but the experiences students can cultivate within it are unique. Classes such as Producing for Film, taught by Department of Drama and Dance Professor of the Practice Jennifer Burton, provide valuable opportunities that streamline the transition from academic to professional work due in part […]

‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ is nostalgic about itself

Nostalgia was a palpable theme this weekend, thanks to the highly anticipated release of Netflix’s “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” on Nov. 25. It brought back memories of a simpler time, a solid three election cycles ago, to be exact. After doing some growing up of their own, loyal fans were looking forward […]

Three years later ‘Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing’ won’t let viewers forget

While it’s been a little over three years since the terror of the Boston Marathon bombing, HBO’s “Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing” (2016), which premieres Nov. 21 at 8 p.m., attempts to recount the events that shook the nation to its core. The emotional documentary also serves as a good reminder to everyone that, while America may have moved on, […]

Alumni Spotlight: Nerd Squad Entertainment on the rise

How did Nerd Squad go from being a group text name to a blossoming production company settling in the heart of the entertainment industry, merely months after its inception? The answer is passion, unwavering commitment and dreams. And for them, it is only the beginning. The members of Nerd Squad Entertainment, a brand-new production company […]

Do it this weekend: Nov. 4-6

Halloween may be over, but there are still plenty of things to check out this weekend. FRIDAY and SATURDAY “Gem of the Ocean” Don’t miss out on your last chance to see Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play this weekend. A post-show discussion will be held after Saturday’s performance with Howard University Professor Sandra Shannon, one of the […]

5 things you will see over this Halloweekend

Halle-freaking-lujah! At long last, fellow Jumbos, it’s Halloweekend — arguably the most happening weekend in the fall semester — and you won’t want to miss out. There’s no excuse not to dress up, even if all you do is pull a Jim from “The Office” (2005-2013) and stick a “Hello my name is Dave” tag […]

Indie flick ‘Certain Women’ isn’t just for certain people

The film industry is at its best revelatory and at its worst too conspicuous for its own good. Many people will recognize those too-obvious films, the ones that feel akin to having their hands held through decidedly intricate moments in a story, all too well. Where some people haven’t mastered the art of subtlety, other […]

Five of Boston’s Hidden Gems to fill Parents, Family Weekend

Whether this is your first or last Parents and Family Weekend at Tufts, odds are that you’ll want to show off how great your school is and share some of the communities you’re a part of with them. This is definitely encouraged, but in case you want to venture out of the Tufts Bubble, (highly likely if […]