Tuna Margalit is a sophomore who has not yet declared a major. Tuna can be reached at yonatan.margalit@tufts.edu.

Larry David is back in season 10 of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

The premiere episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm’s” (2000–) decadal season is a reaffirmation of the unmatched brilliance that is Larry David’s writing. Some of “Curb’s” elements introduced following the post-season-eight hiatus — namely, high definition photography and an insistence on spicing up the camera angles — detract from the classic “Curb” feel. Having said that, […]

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 […]

The best albums of the decade

Three arts editors came together to decide on their top 10 best albums of the decade — no easy task when the 2010s have spanned music from artists like LMFAO to Billie Eilish. Christopher Panella’s list Honorable mentions: “Plastic Beach” (2010) by Gorillaz, “Trouble in Paradise” (2014) by La Roux, “Emotion” (2015) by Carly Rae […]

‘The Irishman’: A new, mature crime classic

With “The Irishman” (2019), director Martin Scorsese has found a story to truly drive home an essential point about living a life of crime. Regardless of your desire for engaging in crimes such as murder, blowing up buildings and gunrunning, you may unfortunately come to find that the Mafioso-lifestyle is merely a temporary high — […]

Kanye keeps his faith, but we’re looking for more

This past Friday at approximately noon, this century’s most polarizing, provocative, interesting and ultimately wildly talented artist dropped his long-awaited ninth solo studio album. Kanye West, after pushing back the release of the originally-titled “Yandhi” multiple times over a span of more than a year and starting his own traveling church known as “Sunday Service,” […]

Alumnus’ documentary ‘Sunday Sessions’ brought to Tufts

The Experimental College and the film and media studies department co-hosted a screening of “Sunday Sessions” this past Thursday. The observational documentary — produced, edited and brought to Tufts by alumnus Allen Irwin (LA’10) — puts a spotlight on the modern forms of conversion therapy, focusing on one religious young man’s experience through the controversial process. ExCollege Director Howard Woolf introduced […]

‘A Hidden Life’ reveals too little

“A Hidden Life” (2019), director Terrence Malick’s latest foray into questions of the human spirit and conscience, ends with a quote on a black screen, written by the pseudonymous English writer George Eliot: “…for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you […]

‘It Chapter Two’ gets bogged down in the basics

“It Chapter Two” (2019) is succeeding in doing what any production company could hope for a sequel to a wildly profitable film to do: Make lots of money, again. This outcome was all but a guarantee, seeing as the first “It” (2017) grossed $700 million worldwide off a relatively small budget of $35 million. The […]

2019 summer movie roundup

This year’s box office has been Disney-dominated — from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to remakes, Disney has half of the 10 highest grossing films of the year. It’s no surprise that some of these films have been summer blockbusters, but there are other films that rose to success. Here are the Tufts Daily’s arts […]

Review Rewind: ‘Snatch’

The Movie: “Snatch” The Year: 2000 The People: Jason Statham as Turkish, Brad Pitt as Mickey O’Neil, Benicio Del Toro as Franky Four Fingers, Lennie James as Sol, Dennis Farina as Cousin Avi, Guy Ritchie as the director of the film. The Non-Revealing Plot: Three separate plots are hatched to retrieve a stolen diamond. Unofficial […]