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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 life o...

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

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 you were bor...

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

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

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

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...

Opinion | Bona Fide | “SATURATION III”

Opinion | Bona Fide | “SATURATION III”

Josh Margherita, reporter

January 31, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Leisure, Opinion, Top Stories

“The internet’s first biggest boy band”, BROCKHAMPTON defies the boy-band genre creating a group of interlinked rappers that have the perfect chemistry. Ian “Kevin Abstract” Simpson, Ameer Van, William Andoh “Merlyn” Wood, Dominique “Dom McLennon” Simpson, Matt Champion, Russell “...

Opinion | Bona Fide | “Blade Runner 2049”

Opinion | Bona Fide | “Blade Runner 2049”

Josh Margherita, reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Bona Fide, Top Stories

Note: This is my first film in my must-see films series. "Blade Runner 2049" gets everything right, by creating a masterful story full of the most beautiful human elements and cinematography ever put to film. I walked out of the theater with the film within my heart days later and pondered its meaning...

Opinion | Bona Fide | “Reputation”

Opinion | Bona Fide | “Reputation”

Josh Margherita, reporter

December 12, 2017


Filed under Bona Fide, Opinion, Top Stories

Where have you been, Taylor Swift? Every fan’s question is answered with Swift’s latest album “Reputation.” Swift had left the limelight, a hiatus if you will, for a few months in the middle of 2017. It all leads back to her long-standing feud with Kanye West. From his interruption of he...