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Posts published by “Lisa Stemmons”

Have a life

I explicitly remember freshman year, staring at the list of newspaper dates posted on the door of Sisson 319, thinking about how sad it was…

Sit down and watch ‘The Standups’

I love a good underdog. And while the comedians featured on Netflix’s series “The Standups” may not exactly be considered underdogs, their half hour sessions…

Katy Perry kissed a boy, but did he like it?

When Katy Perry rolled out her latest album “Witness” during the summer of last year, it was almost immediately regarded as a flop. Many fans…

Post-Parkland dialogues

On Feb.13, intelligence agencies across the nation were working with Congress on the worldwide threat assessment, focusing on lowering foreign terrorism and organized crime. The…

Cinephile’s Paradise Part 2

As a continuation from my Feb. 9 article, this week I will continue to relay my experiences at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. With…

Cinephile’s Paradise

From Feb. 1 through 4, I attended the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, where I had access to 200 films, Q&As with filmmakers, industry panels…

‘Call Me By Your Name’ just peachy

Forget the phrase, “If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.” The next generation of hopeless romantics will recite, “Call me by your name, and I’ll…

Avoid cabin fever

Although it’s not a psychiatric diagnosis, according to clinical psychologist Josh Klapow, doctors far and wide do acknowledge its existence. It has been heavily stigmatized…

Oscars overload

On Tuesday morning the Academy announced the list of Oscar nominations in all 24 categories. What follows are some hot takes from yours truly, as…

The danger of high expectations in cinema

When expectations are at a minimum, everything greater becomes a maximum. In less obscure terms: when the bar is set low for a movie, it…