Orly Salik

Orly is a sophomore in the college and an assistant editor for Halftime Leisure. She exclusively wears heels so that people don't realize how short she is.


Movies

Irresistible offers political commentary for 2019, in 2020

As the 2020 election draws closer, ads humanizing wealthy politicians start to fill television screens once more. Inboxes are cluttered with donation requests, and campaign speeches hitting just the right... Read more

Halftime Leisure

Audienceless Late-Night: Can Live Performance Go Digital?

The top comment on Stephen Colbert’s first audienceless Late Show monologue reads “This feels like it was taped after Thanos snapped,” a reference to the post-apocalyptic world of 2019’s Avengers:... Read more

Performance

Simplistic but Stirring: Bandstand at the National Theatre Offers Lovely Homage to WWII

As the lights dim on the elaborately crafted nightclub for the show’s opening, a jarring flash of white light jolts the audience awake. An ensemble of soldiers stands onstage, their... Read more

Movies

Cunning and Absurd: EMMA. Finds Meaning in Frivolity

“I would like to see Emma in love. And in some doubt of a return. It would do her good.” In one of his first on-screen appearances, Mr. Knightley (Johnny... Read more

Halftime Leisure

Trailer Takes: Morbius, The Lovebirds, Guns Akimbo

Trailer 1 — Morbius (2020) Steven: Ok, so mad scientist is running out of time, has to test the cure on himself, turns out the cure has some ridiculously over-the-top... Read more

Movies

“Earn Your Place”: Bombshell Explores the Harsh Realities of Workplace Sexual Harassment

As the elevator descends to the second floor, three women stand side by side, an eerie series of staccato notes being sung in the background. They face forward, arms clasped... Read more

Halftime

Trailer Takes: Antebellum, A Christmas Prince, Call of the Wild

Trailer 1 — Antebellum (2020) Emma: At first glance, the movie is gorgeous. The trailer opens to a beautiful estate, but it soon turns horrifying when the screen shows someone... Read more

Halftime Leisure

Crop Tops and Butt Slit Jeans: The Best and Worst Women’s Fashion Trends of the 2010s

Alright folks. We’ve done it. We’ve reached the end of the 2010s—well, more or less, but to be fair, everything after Halloween is objectively December. In the spirit of celebrating... Read more

Halftime Leisure

Mrs. Maisel Returns for Third Season; How Marvelous!

It’s finally time for another season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and let me tell you, I am so excited to watch it. Amazon Prime Video released the season 3... Read more

Halftime Leisure

Storm Area 51: They Could Stop All of Them

For weeks, the internet has been obsessed with one story and one story only: the storming of Area 51 set to occur on September 20, 2019. This past Friday, after... Read more