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A&E >  Movies

Review: ‘The Vigil’ a efficiently creepy horror film rooted in Jewish lore

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 24, 2021

Horror films often offer catharsis, but rarely are they also as deeply sorrowful as Keith Thomas’ “The Vigil,” a horror film based in Jewish faith and culture. Dave Davis stars as Yakov, a young man in Brooklyn struggling to establish a secular life, having left the Orthodox Jewish community after a traumatic experience. One night, leaving a support group meeting, he encounters someone from his old life, Reb Shulem (Menashe Lustig), who offers him a job spending the night as a shomer, a person who serves as a protective watchman over a dead body before it is taken to be buried.

A&E >  Art

Terrain is working to alter the landscape for local artists

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 18, 2021

For nearly a year, masks have been ubiquitous. It seems as if the protective coverings are everywhere. Yes, that is a reminder to sport a mask on the Riverfront Park Clock Tower and the Fox Theater. That familiar visual is courtesy of Terrain.
A&E >  Entertainment

Game On: What’s next for first-person shooters?

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 18, 2021

The first-person shooter has come a long way since its inception with the release of “Wolfenstein 3D” in 1992. The genre achieved mainstream success with 1993’s “Doom” to become a popular medium for telling bombastic stories.