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The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

The Voice of Bates College Since 1873

The Bates Student

“Mean Girls” Falls Flat in a Lukewarm Revival

“Mean Girls” Falls Flat in a Lukewarm Revival

Gail Curtis, Contributing Writer January 31, 2024

“Mean Girls” (2004) is one of the most iconic and quotable movies of all time. Brimming with sharp humor, memorable one-liners, and witty writing that skillfully satirizes the absurdities of adolescent...

“Napoleon” Spits in the Face of Historical Accuracy: Bates Historical Society Responds

“Napoleon” Spits in the Face of Historical Accuracy: Bates Historical Society Responds

Carly Philpott, Assistant News Editor December 14, 2023

In the first twenty minutes of Ridley Scott’s Napoleon, Marie Antoinette’s head gets cut off and swung around in front of a jeering crowd. Then the chest of Napoleon’s horse gets blown apart by a...

“May December”: A Moral Mystery Too Seductive To Look Away From

“May December”: A Moral Mystery Too Seductive To Look Away From

Anastasia Fowler, Managing Arts & Leisure Editor December 14, 2023

Netflix’s new film, “May December,” is not for the faint of heart. The plot follows Elizabeth Berry, an actress (Natalie Portman) who travels to Savannah, Georgia to research the life of a polarizing...

Saltburn Takes “Eat The Rich” Too Literally

Saltburn Takes “Eat The Rich” Too Literally

Gail Curtis, Contributing Writer December 14, 2023
“Saltburn” is a cinematically gorgeous film, but ultimately it’s a critique of the upper class that forgets to actually criticize.
Taylor Swift performs a show from her Eras Tour on Aug. 9, 2023. The filmed version of her concert dazzles audiences like the real thing.

Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” Film Dazzles Like the Real Thing

Carly Philpott, Assistant News Editor December 14, 2023

Dizzyingly high above the field, I caught my breath. The timer hit 1:00. In just under 60 seconds, I would embark upon a musical journey like no other. I had practically memorized the setlist ahead,...

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is, like all Hunger Games movies, artfully made and devastatingly traumatizing.

“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” Provides Uncanny Commentary on Modern Media

Carly Philpott, Assistant News Editor December 14, 2023

As many young adults on TikTok will tell you, The Hunger Games has long been an eerie reflection of our modern world. The idea that capitalist interests can go so far that they become a weapon of absolute...

The Guilt Trip succeeds as a funny, feel-good comedy

Jen Butler January 16, 2013

Bogged down by the work accumulating in all of your classes? Feeling blue about the long, cold, winter days ahead? Looking for a way to escape your worries and to laugh until your stomach hurts? If so,...

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