Tag: Satire

Orson Welles’ posthumous film lacks key elements

Photo courtesy of Carl Van Vechten, Wikipedia A crisp presentation and a pristine plotline is key to an exceptional film, yet "The Other Side of the Wind" lacked both of these crucial elements.  Originally directed by Orson Welles, the movie’s focal point reflects on the final period of Jake Hannaford’s life. […]

American Vandals explores social media use in second season

Courtesy of Disney, Flickr Netflix has recently released its second season of their cult followed anthology series “American Vandal.” There is something familiar and gripping in watching adolescent drama played out in extreme ways.  In the first season the story was fairly simple: the students’ investigation was to prove delinquent […]

Stand out musical Urinetown hits the Berrie Center

Photo by Michael Pacheco Over the past weekend the Ramapo College theater department produced the acclaimed broadway production “Urinetown.” Set in a post-apocalyptic world where a 20-year drought has caused severe water shortage, a malevolent government has banned private toilets and forced citizens to pay to use public amenities. Allowing […]

Late-night show takes on controversial topics for laughs

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Wikipedia “Saturday Night Live” has had a huge impact since 1975 when the show first aired. “SNL” is notoriously known for pushing boundaries and bringing light to controversial topics. The show informs the audience of current events through a satirical platform that incorporates a variety […]

Actors Don Masks for Adaption of Voltaire’s

Photo by Alex Baran Voltaire’s legendary French satire “Candide,” adapted and directed by Fulbright Scholar Rafael Bianciotto and Ramapo’s own Terra Vandergaw, began performances in the Sharp Theater this weekend with great style and humor. Unique to the production were the exaggerated masks worn by the characters.  The production was […]

Freedom of Speech Not Always without Consequence

Last month the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, a weekly satirical newspaper based in France, fell victim to an Islamist terrorist attack that left 12 dead and several others wounded. The attacks immediately caused a worldwide uproar. And a solidarity movement, #JeSuisCharlie or “I am Charlie,” formed in the aftermath. Charlie […]