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Beautifully disturbing: ‘Joker’ nails iconic character

Aaron Eisenberg, Opinion Editor

November 11, 2019

In an era where comic book movies rule the box office, the very art form of cinema has been put into question. Celebrated director Martin Scorsese has said that these movies aren't true cinema, and many agree. Whether this is movie snobbery or the unbreaking will of true artistry depends on who you ask...

“A Quiet Place” transforms horror genre

“A Quiet Place” transforms horror genre

Nathan Rabiej, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018

“A Quiet Place” hit theatres on April 6, ending the long wait of many horror fans, such as myself, for a good flick. For a lot of us, the last good scare we had was the reimagining of Stephen King’s “It.” What makes “A Quiet Place” especially endearing is that John Krasinski, who many of...

“Paul” brings questions of faith, witnesses

“Paul” brings questions of faith, witnesses

Patrick Cassidy, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

We have a world where views clash, morals are compromised and people wind up being neglected or forgotten. We see the mercies of what unforgiving and troubled times can be like for those who are experiencing it. There is a new upcoming movie that tells the story of two men and what they had to witness...

“Call Me by Your Name” is not just a “gay film”

“Call Me by Your Name” is not just a “gay film”

McKinley Keener, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

Last year at the Oscars, “Moonlight” became the first film to win best picture that featured a LGBT lead in all 89 years of the ceremony. Notice that I did not say “the first gay film” to win. “Moonlight” is not a “gay film.” “Moonlight” is a film about someone who is gay. Take...

Other movies can take a back seat to this ‘Lady’

Patrick Cassidy, Staff Writer

March 25, 2016

If I were presenting the Oscar for Best Actress, it would go to Maggie Smith for her role in “The Lady in the Van.” “Smith rescues Nicholas Hytner’s film, “The Lady in the Van” from confectionery uplift that otherwise might have swallowed it,” said Christopher Orr of The Atlantic. One...

‘Compton’: a moving hit despite faults

Annie Fullwood, Staff Writer

October 2, 2015

A group of men, decked out in their snapbacks and Los Angeles Raiders gear, stood on top of the world for a just a brief moment in history. At least, that’s how you will feel after seeing “Straight Outta Compton.” The movie, which premiered Aug. 14, has already become both a critical and...

‘Hercules’ provides nonstop action for fans of mythology

‘Hercules’ provides nonstop action for fans of mythology

Amol Garg, Staff Writer

December 5, 2014

Villages left razed. Innocent lives taken. Green bodies scattered on the ground with the distinct scent of burning flesh in the air. This is what meets the mighty Hercules’ army while marching to intercept Rheseus. It is all over. Everyone is dead. Hercules trots over to a nearby corpse to judge...