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Opinion: Bona Fide: “Taxi Driver”

Opinion: Bona Fide: “Taxi Driver”

Josh Margherita, reporter

May 16, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Leisure, Opinion, Top Stories

WARNING: “Taxi Driver” is rated R by the MPAA for some graphic bloody violence, strong language and some sexual material. Mentally-unstable veteran Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) battles his insomnia as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City. His thoughts of violence and heroism clash in “Tax...

Opinion: Bona Fide: “Good Thing”

Opinion: Bona Fide: “Good Thing”

Josh Margherita, reporter

May 10, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Opinion, Top Stories

On his debut LP released in 2016, “Coming Home,” Leon Bridges illustrated his talent, taking his audience back in time to the Sam Cooke-era. It also offered beautiful blues and soul through his easy-like Sunday-morning voice. “Coming Home” is an act of homage and artistry wrapped up in a 1960s gift to...

Opinion: Bona Fide: “Watchmen”

Opinion: Bona Fide: “Watchmen”

Josh Margherita, reporter

May 2, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Opinion, Top Stories, Uncategorized

WARNING: “Watchmen” is rated R by the MPAA for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language. Be forewarned, this is a bloodthirsty film. “Watchmen” (2009) introduces a group of ex-cops who do what the police cannot. Therefore, they dress up in costumes to keep their identities a ...

Opinion: Bona Fide: “KOD”

Opinion: Bona Fide: “KOD”

Josh Margherita, reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Opinion, Top Stories

WARNING: “KOD” contains heavy themes and strong language. It is in no way intended to glorify addiction. J. Cole delivers his most thoughtful and insightful album to date: “KOD.” While he keeps up-to-date to the standards of modern hip-hop, April 20. Being 33 years old, J. Cole has bee...

Opinion: Bona Fide: “Flower Boy”

Opinion: Bona Fide: “Flower Boy”

Josh Margherita, reporter

April 11, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Opinion, Top Stories

Well folks, it’s a slow release week for music and with those weeks come my reviews of modern-day classics in which I explain to you why these albums will stand the test of time. For my first modern-day classic, I will be reviewing Tyler, the Creator’s “Flower Boy,” (2017) a deep cut into the li...

Opinion: Bona Fide: “Fantastic Mr. Fox”

Opinion: Bona Fide: “Fantastic Mr. Fox”

Josh Margherita, reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Leisure, Opinion, Top Stories

In honor of “Isle of Dogs” being released, March 23, I will be reviewing Wes Anderson’s first stop-motion classic, “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” “Fantastic Mr. Fox” centers on--well--Mr. Fox (voiced by George Clooney) and his family as he corrupts them into schemes to steal food and other ro...

Opinion: Bona Fide: “Both Sides of the Sky”

Opinion: Bona Fide: “Both Sides of the Sky”

Josh Margherita, reporter

March 27, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Leisure, Opinion, Top Stories

Jimi Hendrix: A guitar God. Nothing less but so, so much more. Jimi Hendrix was among the first guitarists to create something completely new. He was an icon of the counterculture in which he evolved how the guitar could be used to make music by using the blues and going beyond simple chords. Hendri...

Opinion: Bona Fide: “Punch Drunk Love”

Opinion: Bona Fide: “Punch Drunk Love”

Josh Margherita, reporter

March 21, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Leisure, Opinion, Top Stories

WARNING: “Punch-Drunk Love” is rated R by the MPAA for strong language including a scene of sexual dialogue. A film starring Adam Sandler that was not critically bashed. Actually quite the opposite, which begs the question… Can Adam Sandler truly act? Well in “Punch-Drunk Love,” he surely gives h...

Opinion: Bona Fide: “The Graduate”

Opinion: Bona Fide: “The Graduate”

Josh Margherita, reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Leisure, Opinion, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Mr. Braddock: “What’s the matter? The guests are all downstairs, Ben, waiting to see you.” Benjamin: “Look, Dad, could you explain to them that I have to be alone for a while?” Mr. Braddock: “These are all our good friends, Ben. Most of them have known you since, well, practically since ...

Opinion: Bona Fide: “Black Panther: The Album”

Opinion: Bona Fide: “Black Panther: The Album”

Josh Margherita, reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Leisure, Opinion, Top Stories, Uncategorized

A worldwide phenomenon, “Black Panther” has changed the game for cinema and soundtracks alike. The first of its kind, “Black Panther” has been breaking and setting records for all across the world. The film is a sign of cultural change as it is the first big-budget film produced by, writte...

Opinion: Bona Fide: “Little Dark Age”

Opinion: Bona Fide: “Little Dark Age”

Josh Margherita, reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Leisure, Opinion, Top Stories, Uncategorized

In 2007, MGMT took the world on a psychedelic-alternative journey as they created “Oracular Spectacular” within their college dorm room at Wesleyan University. A surprise to all, including themselves, “Oracular Spectacular” brought something new to the table of played out festival-circuit band...

Opinion: Bona Fide: “Pulp Fiction”

Opinion: Bona Fide: “Pulp Fiction”

Josh Margherita, reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Leisure, Opinion, Top Stories, Uncategorized

WARNING: “Pulp Fiction” is rated R by the MPAA for strong graphic violence and drug use, pervasive strong language and some sexuality. “Pulp Fiction” is on my must-see list because 24 years after its release, the movie is just as relevant and powerful. Quentin Tarantino (“Reservoir Do...