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Nic’s Flicks

  KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there Star Rating: 3.5/4         “Ready Player One” is a love letter to pop culture. Instances like this are not…

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Nic’s Flicks

KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there “Pacific Rim Uprising” is an unnecessary sequel. A sequel is supposed to take the characters established in the first installment…

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Album Review: The Weeknd’s My Dear Melancholy

By Wafir Salih, Staff Writer When Abel Tesfaye — also known as The Weeknd — first came onto the music scene in 2011 it was with a series of mixtapes. These tapes were known for their moody atmosphere, drugged out…

Nic’s Flicks: “Isle of Dogs”

KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there “Isle of Dogs” is a tale – no intended dog pun there – of acceptance. It also works in another…

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Nic’s Flicks

  KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there A Fantastic Woman: A nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars, this Chilean film offers a…

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Korean Central in Annandale: Soricha Tea & Theater

By Cat Tong, Staff Writer When people talk about Annandale, they know it by reputation and the nickname, “Koreatown” as a popular attraction. Due to it’s collection of Korean-owned businesses, Annandale has become a central area for the growth of…

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Nic’s Flicks

BEST PICTURE NOMINEES By Nicolas Macotto, Staff Writer w/ Guest Critic Alexander Shedd KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there Call Me By Your Name [AS] – “Call…

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TIPS TO WIN AN OSCAR BET By Nicolas Macotto, Staff Writer The Academy Awards are coming and so are the parties. Some years ago, a friend of mine described to me what an Academy Award party was like and she…

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Restaurant Review: Ramen Factory 42

By Cat Tong, Staff Writer Growing weary of cup ramen noodles, as the typical college diet goes, I decided to go out for a change. I ventured into Falls Church to visit the “hot & new” restaurant as declared on…

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By Nicolas Macotto, Staff Writer Key 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there Coco had me worried at one point. Originally, it seemed troublesome as another film, The…