A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Alright Adaptation

BY DYLYN PETERSON Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Thirteen years after the polarizing film rendition, the Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events debuted to markedly mixed reactions. None of the elements comfortably rest as either good or bad. In a similar way, it improves upon and is inferior to both its source material (a…

A Time to Remember: Hacksaw Ridge

BY HOLLY FISHER Staff  Writer, UAS Whalesong Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers from the film Hacksaw Ridge, starring Andrew Garfield as Desmond Doss. Up to now, these articles have been focused on World War I, and on wide-reaching elements rather than personal stories. For a change of pace, this article is about the World…

Hunting in Wartime

BY HOLLY FISHER Staff  Writer, UAS Whalesong November is Alaska Native History month, an important time to explore and learn about the culture and history of Alaska’s own people. A part of this month on the UAS campus has been an ongoing film series documenting different elements of Native lives. Though members of the Whalesong…

Doctor Strange: Undergraduate of the Mystic Arts

BY DYLYN PETERSON Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Photo courtesy of the same Despite what my outfit may suggest, I was very worried that Doctor Strange was going to turn out pretty “meh.” The director, Scott Derrickson, has mostly worked in not-quite-B horror movies, such as Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, which don’t exactly…

Luke Cage: Not Quite Bulletproof

BY DYLYN PETERSON Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong Luke Cage is the best Marvel show, on Netflix or otherwise. It’s got enough of the classic elements to satisfy comics fans, quality writing and production to bring in and hold new viewers, and, most notably, the best soundtrack a superhero, well, anything, has had since the Tim…

Not Medea: Not Bad!

BY DYLYN PETERSON Staff Writer, UAS Whalesong I arrived at Perseverance Theatre a minute or two late. The lights were still on. There was a woman towards the front of the seating area with several bags, a Styrofoam container of food, and, what alerted me that she was part of the play, an umbrella. I…