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Who to Listen to on WMSR Redhawk Radio

Now that our radio hosts have been on air for two weeks, it’s time for their audience to get to know them a little better. Hosts were asked the same five (very important) questions to give readers an idea...

Netflix Recommendations by Vibe Check

It’s late February, which means we are running out of time to watch movies at noon without remorse. Pretty soon it’ll be warm and people will be doing things, and we’ll have to pretend to want to do things...
By Clayton Tarantino | February 21, 2020 | Featured Story, General, Staff Feature, TV & Movies

“Uncut Gems” is Masterful

For-Real For-Real Opinion: Why Annie Eyre, Meg Matthais, and The Academy are Wrong about Uncut Gems not Deserving All of Your Money and Praise Image: the Sandman thinking “Where the fuck is my Oscar nom, Annie and Meg?” This...
By Clayton Tarantino | February 4, 2020 | Featured Story, Staff Feature, TV & Movies

Alex Crossan/Mura Masa: A Pre-Album Release, Drawing Blood

Sengo Muramasa, legendary 16th century samurai, was said to wield a cursed blade. As the story goes, every time Sengo unsheathed his weapon, the blade demanded a blood sacrifice before returning to the safety of its scabbard. If Sengo...
By Clayton Tarantino | November 26, 2019 | Featured Story, Music, Music Reviews, Staff Feature

“The Lighthouse” Review: A Kerosene-Soaked Horror Bout

In an otherwise disappointing October for horror, Robert Egger’s The Lighthouse absolutely captivates. Robert and co-writer/brother Max Eggers manage to pack in horror trope upon horror trope, making for a flurry of satisfying panic-punches that lead to a haymaker...
By Clayton Tarantino | November 15, 2019 | Featured Story, Staff Feature, TV & Movies

Meet the Cold Snap Bands: Sungaze, Grown Up Kids, and Captain Redbeard & the S.S. Friendship

In the days leading up to WMSR’s fall concert, Cold Snap, Senior Editor Annie Eyre asked the three performing bands the same five questions about their music, their story, and their performances. Read their answers below so that you...

Which “Halloweentown” Movie is the Halloweentown-iest?

As we all know, this Thursday is Halloween. And I assume that everyone celebrates the days leading up to this holiday with the same time-honored tradition: re-watching all of the Halloweentown films in consecutive order. My goal here is...
By Annie Eyre | October 28, 2019 | Featured Story, General, Staff Feature, TV & Movies

Frank Ocean Delivers in “DHL”

Frank Ocean, the 31-year-old R&B mogul, returns from nearly a year’s silence in his new track “DHL.” Due to its length–just shy of a whopping five minutes–casual listeners will most likely not find the track on the radio waves....
By Clayton Tarantino | October 24, 2019 | Featured Story, Music, Music Reviews, Staff Feature

“Joker’s” Joker: An Emetic Depiction

The new Joker film again reimagines the much hated, yet beloved murderous clown of the Batman DC comics. Joker, now played by Joaquin Phoenix, is a tastelessly realistic depiction of a violent, unwell man. This depiction has artistic merit–some...
By Clayton Tarantino | October 10, 2019 | Featured Story, Staff Feature, TV & Movies

A “Tall Girl” Hot Take: Stig Deserves Justice

Redhawk Radio exec members Annie Eyre, Ashley Marmer, and Clayton Tarantino watched the critically-ignored Netflix original Tall Girl this past Tuesday night. General Manager Meg Matthias also watched it, but at a separate date. Here are their thoughts on...
By WMSR Admin | October 4, 2019 | Featured Story, Staff, Staff Feature, TV & Movies

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