The Review

Under Review: “Cantinflas”

Under Review: “Cantinflas”

Marisa Murillo, Photographer

October 6, 2014

Acknowledging a diverse audience by alternating English and Spanish in speech and subtitles, “Cantinflas” tells the story of Mario Moreno, a comedian widely regarded as the Charlie Chaplin of Mexico.

Under Review: “Boyhood”

Under Review: “Boyhood”

Michael VerMeulen, Staff Writer

September 15, 2014

An incredible piece of independent filmmaking, “Boyhood” is a thought-provoking and realistic film that moves the heart and soul by focusing on its interesting characters.

Under Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Under Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Irene Vazquez, Copy Editor

August 9, 2014

Marvel's newest release, "Guardians of the Galaxy," balances explosion-packed fight scenes with clever humor.

Under Review: Captain America 2

Under Review: Captain America 2

Michael VerMeulen, Staff Writer

April 23, 2014

An action-packed movie, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is an incredible sequel that amazes with its entertaining action, deep emotion and well-developed characters.

ISAS Spotlight: SJS Wind Ensemble

ISAS Spotlight: SJS Wind Ensemble

Michael VerMeulen, Staff Writer

April 14, 2014

The SJS Wind Ensemble electrified viewers with a half-hour concert of “Second Suite in F” by Gustav Holst and “The Music from Superman Returns” by John Williams and John Ottman. Keep reading for a video of the performance.

ISAS Spotlight: Samuel Hsieh

ISAS Spotlight: Samuel Hsieh

Amy Liu, Staff Writer

April 14, 2014

Freshman Samuel Hsieh is the only clarinet player for the All Saints Tyler band from Tyler, Texas. Hsieh played “Canzonetta” by Gabriel Pierné for Solo and Ensemble at ISAS. Keep reading to watch a video of his performance.

St. Mark’s melodica player surprises audience

St. Mark’s melodica player surprises audience

Gabe Malek and Chris Zimmerman

April 9, 2014

Lead tenor saxophonist Nick Buckenham from the St. Mark’s School of Texas stunned the crowd with a surprise appearance on the melodica. Buckenham rehearsed for the first time two days before his performance.

ISAS Spotlight: Albuquerque Academy Violinists

ISAS Spotlight: Albuquerque Academy Violinists

Amy Liu, Staff Writer

April 7, 2014

Junior Katja Vassilev and freshman Molly McCarthy from Albuquerque Academy, New Mexico, have a friendship as tight as their violin strings. Includes a video preview of their performance.

ISAS Spotlight: Austin Karkowsky

ISAS Spotlight: Austin Karkowsky

Amy Kang and Lydia Liu

April 5, 2014

Kinkaid freshman and Coffee House performer Austin Karowsky served as an understudy for “The Sound of Music Live!” which aired on NBC, Dec. 5.

ISAS Spotlight: SJS Jazz Band

ISAS Spotlight: SJS Jazz Band

Gabe Malek and Max Westmark

April 4, 2014

Accompanied by professional trumpet player Bob Odneal, the SJS jazz band powered their way through an hour-long performance of “Attitude Dance” by Tower of Power and “MacArthur Park” by Maynard Ferguson at ISAS, April 3. (Video included)

ISAS Spotlight: Mark “Scrap Daddy” Bradford

ISAS Spotlight: Mark “Scrap Daddy” Bradford

Irene Vazquez and Max Westmark

April 4, 2014

Though the monstrous metal creature may look out of place in its current spot next to the Lower School Playground, this massive sculpture is the work of the “Scrap Daddy,” Mark Bradford.

ISAS Spotlight: Graffiti Wall

ISAS Spotlight: Graffiti Wall

Megan Shen, Staff Writer

April 4, 2014

For GONZO247, spray painting is more than just a hobby — it’s a way a life. “The idea for my name came when I was living my life with graffiti art 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” he said. GONZO247, a professional graffiti artist, instructed students in a workshop at ISAS, April 4. Stud...

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