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Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman Embraces Awareness

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman Embraces Awareness

September 12, 2018

By Kieran Press-Reynolds BlacKkKlansman captures the zeitgeist of the late 2010s: awareness. On the heels of rising political tensions, the American entertainment business has made a massive effort t...

Sierra Burgess is a Loser Embraces Body Positivity

Sierra Burgess is a Loser Embraces Body Positivity

September 12, 2018

By Anna Kuyat Netflix originals are notoriously inconsistent with their themes. Netflix has released films and TV shows that have progressive themes and bring up significant issues relating to our current political climate. These films and shows encourage uncomfortable conversations about topics ...

Sorry to Bother You: An Unobvious Satire

Sorry to Bother You: An Unobvious Satire

September 12, 2018

By Matt Dillon Sorry to Bother You starts out like a mid-2000s workplace comedy. The directionless Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) ends up as a telemarketer, forcing him to deal with abrasive coworkers and the fear of being forgotten. As the film goes on, it introduces more radical concepts u...

Avengers: Infinity War Defies Your Expectations

Avengers: Infinity War Defies Your Expectations

May 2, 2018

By Shelby Daniel Maintaining audience interest in a continuous narrative for 10 years is not an easy task. Presenting an adaptive narrative to the big screen from an original written source also prov...

Student Films Shine at Campus MovieFest

Student Films Shine at Campus MovieFest

May 2, 2018

By Shelby Daniel Last Wednesday, students assembled in the McGinley Ballroom to see the top 16 short films from this year’s Campus MovieFest, the world’s largest student film festival. Commonly shorten...

Isle of Dogs a Lesser Effort in Anderson Canon

Isle of Dogs a Lesser Effort in Anderson Canon

April 25, 2018

By Michael Dillon Isle of Dogs is Wes Anderson’s newest film and while it has the ambition you expect from him, it falls short of the expectations set by his previous works. The film takes place in a nea...

Grace Jones Discusses New Film at Lincoln Center

Grace Jones Discusses New Film at Lincoln Center

April 25, 2018

By Ryan Di Corpo “Ladies and Gentlemen, Miss Grace Jones.” Director Sophie Fiennes and her film subject Grace Jones sat down for a conversation moderated by NPR’s Piotr Orlov on April 14 at t...

Wild Wild Country Questions Your Reality

Wild Wild Country Questions Your Reality

April 11, 2018

By Audrey Annison In the past couple of weeks, there is a good chance that you have heard of the Way Brothers’ new six-part documentary series on Netflix, “Wild Wild Country.” With a “100% Certif...

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

April 11, 2018

By Gregory Mysogland After several years of directing mostly political thrillers of varying quality, Steven Spielberg returns to the science fiction blockbuster filmmaking that started his storied career with Ready Player One. The...

Take Your Pills Denounces Amphetamine Based Medication

Take Your Pills Denounces Amphetamine Based Medication

April 4, 2018

By Isha Khawaja “Adderall, side effects may include being awesome at everything.” The Netflix original documentary Take Your Pills looks at the nonchalant attitude towards prescription stim...

Love, Simon Conforms to Rom Com Conventions

Love, Simon Conforms to Rom Com Conventions

April 4, 2018

By Ryan Di Corpo A brief perusal through the history of LGBT cinema, particularly within in the United States, would likely reveal landmark titles such as The Boys in the Band, Philadelphia and Brokebac...

Season 2 of Jessica Jones Underperforms

Season 2 of Jessica Jones Underperforms

March 21, 2018

By Briana Scalia The second season of “Jessica Jones,” while not unwatchable, is certainly not as enjoyable as its initial season. The most recent of Marvel’s batch of Netflix shows, “Jess...

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