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Opinion | Bona Fide | “Midnight Cowboy”

Opinion | Bona Fide | “Midnight Cowboy”

Josh Margherita, reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Opinion, Top Stories

WARNING: “Midnight Cowboy” (1969) is rated R by the MPAA for strong sexual content, language, violence and some drug use. The eye-opening “Midnight Cowboy” is a must-see that explores one man’s struggle to overcome a history of trauma and figure out his place in a crazy, mixed-up world. T...

Opinion | Bona fide | Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers

Opinion | Bona fide | Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers

Josh Margherita, reporter

November 8, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Opinion, Top Stories

Reciting poetry or a journal entry and then adding a beat as the poetry is recited; that is the essence of Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers,the West-Coast sub-pop group that hails from California. Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers do not create party music. Their style is an acquired taste and appeal...

Opinion | Bona Fide | “Halloween”

Opinion | Bona Fide | “Halloween”

Josh Margherita, reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Opinion, Top Stories

WARNING: “Halloween” is rated R by the MPAA for sexual content, horror violence and language. In honor of the annual holiday celebrated every year by American children dressing up in costumes going door-to-door in hopes of a special treat, I will share my take on the perpetual classic “Hallowee...

Opinion | Bona Fide | “Bottle It In”

Opinion | Bona Fide | “Bottle It In”

Josh Margherita, reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Opinion, Top Stories

From War on Drugs guitarist to frontman of his own group Kurt Vile and the Violators, Kurt Vile has come a long way from his Philadelphia beginnings. With seven studio albums and a collaboration with sensation Courtney Barnett, Vile has been on a roll since his departure from War on Drugs in 2008....

Opinion | Bona Fide | “The Shining”

Opinion | Bona Fide | “The Shining”

Josh Margherita, reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Opinion, Top Stories

WARNING: “The Shining” is rated R by the MPAA for language, sexual content, brief violence and disturbing images. The infamous, forever-iconic “The Shining” (1980) is a must-see because of its ability to illustrate the effects cabin fever and create a chilling tale that scares through its ov...

Opinion | Bona Fide | “An American Treasure”

Opinion | Bona Fide | “An American Treasure”

Josh Margherita, reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Opinion, Top Stories

On October 2, 2017, the world lost a legend: Tom Petty, a true American rock-and-roller that could enlighten the minds of anyone who heard the soul-pounding chorus of “You Don’t Know How It Feels” driving away from one’s troubles after a lonesome day. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are one of t...

Opinion | Bona Fide | “Superbad”

Opinion | Bona Fide | “Superbad”

Josh Margherita, reporter

October 4, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Opinion, Top Stories

WARNING: “Superbad” is rated R by the MPAA for pervasive crude and sexual content, strong language, drinking, some drug use and a fantasy/comic violent image - all involving teens. “Superbad” (2007) is a must-see because of its unapologetic humor that creates gut-busting laughs at every turn...

Opinion | Bona Fide | “iridescence”

Opinion | Bona Fide | “iridescence”

Josh Margherita, reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Opinion, Top Stories

Stan: An overzealous or obsessive fan of a particular celebrity. Three concerts and five albums memorized, I am a BROCKHAMPTON stan. After a year of defeat, loss and scandal, BROCKHAMPTON is back with “iridescence,” another outstanding LP with some of the deepest cuts to date from the All-Americ...

Opinion | Bona Fide | “Moonlight”

Opinion | Bona Fide | “Moonlight”

Josh Margherita, reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Opinion, Top Stories

WARNING: “Moonlight” is rated R by the MPAA for some sexuality, drug use, brief violence and language throughout. Isolated at home and at school, Chiron, the main character of Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” (2016), is a compelling character whose confusion and introverted nature lend insight...

Opinion | Bona Fide | “And Nothing Hurt”

Opinion | Bona Fide | “And Nothing Hurt”

Josh Margherita, reporter

September 13, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Opinion, Top Stories

I knew nothing about Spiritualized. I walked into Euclid Records, my local record store, like every other Wednesday I visit to gaze upon all of the new releases until one specifically caught my eye. It spoke to me as if it was placed to where the sunlight could reflect off of it with purpose. I ques...

Opinion | Bona Fide | “Do the Right Thing”

Opinion | Bona Fide | “Do the Right Thing”

Josh Margherita, reporter

September 6, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Opinion, Top Stories

WARNING: “Do the Right Thing” is rated R by the MPAA for language, violence and brief nudity. Da Mayor: “Doctor…” Mookie: “C'mon, what. What?” Da Mayor: “Always do the right thing.” Mookie: “That's it?” Da Mayor: “That's it.” Mookie: “I got it, I'm gone.” “D...

Opinion | Bona Fide | “ASTROWORLD”

Opinion | Bona Fide | “ASTROWORLD”

Josh Margherita, Reporter

August 29, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Opinion, Top Stories

“They tore down AstroWorld to build more apartment space. That’s what [my album]’s going to sound like, like taking an amusement park away from kids. We want it back. We want the building back. That’s why I’m doing it. It took the fun out of the city.” In 2005 Houston razed the landmar...