Brian McMahon

Brian studied English and Psychology in the College. He wrote for the Voice's Leisure and Halftime sections, and is the former Executive Editor for Culture. He likes the Patriots a lot, but don't judge him.

Halftime Leisure

2015 Oscars Recap: Birdman  Soars

Interminable. This is the word that comes to mind when thinking of last night’s Oscars. Despite their utter disregard for brevity, there were many memorable moments. Despite only going 6/11... Read more

Halftime Leisure

The Definitive Guide To The 2015 Oscars

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With stars young and old, fascinating and unpredictable races, and Neil Patrick Harris hosting, Sunday’s Oscars have the potential to be one... Read more


Reel Talk: Rom-Cons are long gone

As I spent my Valentine’s Day devouring cookies and avoiding whatever it is Fifty Shades of Grey is offering, I got to thinking about the state of romantic comedies, as... Read more

Halftime Leisure

The Mindy Project  And New Girl Continue Their Strong Runs

On the surface, Fox boasts a strong Tuesday night lineup of female-driven comedy, with New Girl and The Mindy Project airing consecutively. With New Girl in its fourth season and... Read more


Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Servive proves worthy of crown

Much was made of director Matthew Vaughn’s departure from X-Men: Days of Future Past in late 2012. Many wondered if his issues with Fox would stall his promising career. As... Read more


Reel Talk: The director Hollywood deserves

In the case of Wes Anderson, perhaps we should alter the truism “It’s an honor just to be nominated,” to something like “It’s a relief to see him nominated.” After... Read more


Reel Talk: Going for (Oscar) Gold

The Best Picture field for the Academy Awards boasts eight strong nominees without any true weak links. Oscar night promises intrigue and excitement with a true battle of titans, from... Read more

Halftime Leisure

The Wedding Ringer  Is A Competent Best Man

Is true love real? The Wedding Ringer drags you in with the semblance of being yet another rom-com listlessly answering this question. As the film progresses, however, it shifts its... Read more


Nomadic’s latest production Sick: the cure for our worst fears

What sort of fear is healthy in our world? How safe can we be without losing our minds? These are among the many questions director Gregory Hans Keiser (COL ‘16)... Read more

Halftime Sports

Can the Thunder Rise Again?

Mere weeks ago, If someone had told you the Oklahoma City Thunder would start 5-12, you’d think they were crazy—or a still-disgruntled Sonics fan. But here we are, just past... Read more